PRIMITIVE ENTERPRISES
and PAUL EKLUND
 

  Paul Eklund
Founder and Owner of Primitive Enterprises
Driver and Team Owner of Primitive Racing

8425 SW Ashford St.
Tigard, OR 97224-7501
Oregon Region (96) Norpac Division
Rally America and NASA Rally License
Occupation off the track: Owner Performance Parts Business

Website: www.get-primitive.com
email:     pauleklund@msn.com
Phone:
    1-503-624-2139
    Pacific Time Zone
    8:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

Pablo

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Sponsors:  Primitive Enterprises, Inc; Subaru NorthWest Region; T-Scandia Motors;  Silverstone Rally Tyres,  Turbo XS, PIAA Lighting, Exedy Racing Clutches, Surgeline Tuning

Paul Eklund / Primitive Appearances Since mid-2001 (as of 9/09)

Event (coefficient)

Location

Date

Type

Comment

SEMA

NV

November 4-6

Appearance

 

Chump Car

OR

October 31

Road Race

24-hr race a PIR

Mt Hood Rally

OR

October 24

Stage Rally

 

PRIMITIVE Rally School

AK

October 16-18

School

Anchorage

PRIMITIVE Rally School

OR

October 9-11

School

Portland

Night on Bald Mountain

WA

October 3

TSD Rally

 

Wild West Rally

WA

September 26-27

Stage Rally

 

First Friday Nighter Rally

OR

Sept 4

TSD Rally

1st in Class (Equipped)

 Rally Idaho

ID

July 9-10

Stage Rally

2nd in Class

 Oregon Trail Rally

OR

May 15-17

Stage Rally

DNF, shunt/suspension

 Olympus Rally

WA

April 17-19, 2009

Stage Rally

DNF, turbo

 Doo Wop Rally, Aberdeen, WA

WA

March 7-8, 2009

Stage Rally

4th Overall

 The RIDES SHOW w/ Nik Miles

 WA

March 1 2009

TV Appearance

appearance

 Rally Workers Party and  Awards Banquet

 WA

February 28, 2009

Social

appearance

 

 

 

 

 

Totem Rally 2008

Merritt, BC

Nov 15-16, 2008

Brisk SNOW TSD

upcoming

SEMA Show

NV

Nov 1-3

Appearance

 trade show

Mt. Hood Rally

OR

October 18, 2008

Stage Rally

1st Overall!

Primitive Rally School

Portland

October 3-5, 2008

School

15 students

Wild West Rally

WA

September 27-28

Stage Rally

1st PGT

Garfield County Fair and RallyCross

WA

September 13-14

Display

2nd year

 Primitive Rally School

 

August 22-24, 2008

School

16 students

West Coast Subaru Show #9  (2008 STi)

Astoria, OR

August 16, 2008

Big Meet

Display

Northwest Auto Press Assoc – Summer Test

OR

July 16-17, 2008

Press Day

Sports Cars

Idaho Rally 2008 (NASA)  (2008 STi)

ID

July 11-12, 2008

Stage Rally

1st in Class &  2nd Overall

SCCA National RallyCross (Forester XT)

OR

June 21-22, 2008

RallyCross

appearance

Oregon Trail ProRally  (2008 STi)

OR

May 16-18, 2008

Stage Rally

3rd in Class &

8th Overall

Pioneer Courthouse Square  (2008 STi)

OR

May 15, 2008

Appearance

Cars on Display

KATU 5 + 11pm News Broadcast Channel 8

OR/WA

May 15, 2008

TV Interview

w/Sports Desk

Primitive Rally School

OR

May 2-5, 2008

School

 

Olympus Rally   (2008 STi)

WA

April 18 -20, 2008

Stage Rally

4th in Class

Primitive Rally School

OR

March 28-30, 2008

School

Lots of students

Alcan Winter Rally 2008

Tuktoyaktuk

Feb 17-26, 2008

Endurance Rally

1st in Class!

Thunderbird Rally 2008

Merritt, BC

Feb 9-10, 2008

Brisk Snow TSD

2nd in Class!

Rally Workers Party and Award Banquet

Ft Lewis

January 12, 2008

Social

appearance

Alcan Rally Seminar

Tigard

December 20, 2007

School

survival

Head & Neck Protection Seminar (HANS)

Portland

November 28, 2007

ORG

safety

SEMA Show – EXEDY BOOTH EXHIBIT

Las Vegas

October 30-Nov 2, 2007

Photo

appearance

SCCA RallyCross National Finals

NE

October 26-28th, 2007

RallyX

completed

Mt. Hood Rally (C3) (Hood River)

OR

October 13, 2007

Stage Rally

completed

The Lewiston Tribune

WA

October

Photo

Article+pic

The Pomeroy East Washingtonian

WA

October

Photo

Front Page!

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

WA

September 30th

Photo

Article+pic

The Pomeroy East Washingtonian

WA

September

Photo

Fair pic

Wild West Rally- Sou’wester Rally (C3)

WA

September 30, 2007

Stage Rally

completed

Wild West Rally- Lewis & Clark Stages (C2)

WA

September 29, 2007

Stage Rally

completed

Press Stage –Wild West Rally (see stories)

WA

September 28th

Press Rides

appearance

Oregon 1000 Rally

OR

September 21-23rd,2007

TSD Rally

completed

Garfield County Fair

WA

September 15, 2007

Display

appearance

Parade- Pomeroy Days

WA

September 14, 2007

Display

car in prarade

Primitive Rally School

Portland

September 7-9th, 2007

School

With Greer

SCCA National Road Rally

Astoria

August 26, 2007

TSD Rally

completed

Subiesport Magazine-safety equipment

National

August 2007

Photo

Article + pics

Triple Threat Rally Weekend

Portland

August 17-19th

TSD, RallyX

completed

WCSS9 West Coast Subaru Show

Hood River

August 11-12

Car show

appearance

SUBARU Performance Builder’s Guide

National

Appear in new BOOK

Book

appearance

SCCA All-Club Party

Portland

July 7, 2007

Social

appearance

SCCA RallyCross National Qualifier

Hillsboro

June 30-July 1st

RallyX

completed

Primitive Rally School

Portland

June 22-24th, 2007

School

With Greer

Olympus Rally  (C3)

WA

May 20, 2007

Stage Rally

completed

Olympus Rally  (C2)

WA

May 19, 2007

Stage Rally

completed

Press Stage – Olympus Rally

Olympia

May 18th

Press Rides

appearance

Alcan Rally Seminar

Tigard

May 3, 2007

School

15 people

Oregon Trail Rally -Trail’s End  (C2)

OR

April 22, 2007

Stage Rally

completed

Oregon Trail Rally -Oregon or Bust  (C2)

OR

April 21, 2007

Stage Rally

completed

Oregon Trail Rally -Wagon’s Ho (C1)

OR

April 20, 2007

Stage Rally

completed

Press Stage – PIR for OTPR

PIR

April 19, 200

Press Rides

appearance

Pioneer Courthouse Square –Rally Display

Portland

April 16th, 2007

Car Display

appearance

Channel 8 News Interview-Drew Carney

OR

April 13, 2007

Television

Talk + in-car

SubieFest 2007

PIR

April 7th, 2007

Booth

appearance

Arizona 1000 Rallies

AZ

April 2-6th , 2007

TSD Rally

completed

Tombstone Tour Rallies

AZ

March 2-4th, 2007

TSD Rally

completed

DooWops 2 Rally (C2)

WA

February 25, 2007

Stage Rally

completed

DooWops 1 Rally (C2)

WA

February 24, 2007

Stage Rally

completed

Rally Workers Party and Award Banquet

WA

January 27, 2007

Social

appearance

Wild West Rally- Simpson Stages (C2)

WA

December 3, 2006

Stage Rally

completed

Wild West Rally- Sou’Wester (C3)

WA

December 2, 2006

Stage Rally

completed

Pacific Forest Rally -Helmer by Day (C3)

BC, Ca

October 14, 2006

Stage Rally

completed

Pacific Forest Rally -Merrit by Night (C1)

BC, Ca

October 13, 2006

Stage Rally

completed

Spectator Guide – PFR 2006

BC

October 10, 2006

Photo

bio

Primitive Rally School

Portland

September 20-22nd 2006

School

25 students

Triple Threat Rally Weekend

OR

August, 2006

TSD+RallyX

completed

Rally Round PIR

Portland

July 6th, 2006

TSD Rally

completed

Primitive Rally School

Portland

June, 2006

School

31 students

Olympus Rally -Gene Neilson (C3)

WA

May 21, 2006

Stage Rally

completed

Olympus Rally -J Nagel Stages (C3)

WA

May 20, 2006

Stage Rally

completed

Teen Survival Driving School

Astoria

May 4, 2006

School

Teaching teens

Oregon Trail Rally -Trail’s End  (C2)

OR

April 23, 2006

Stage Rally

completed

Oregon Trail Rally -Oregon or Bust (C2)

OR

April 22, 2006

Stage Rally

completed

Oregon Trail Rally -Wagon’s Ho (C1)

OR

April 21, 2006

Stage Rally

completed

Primitive Rally School

Portland

March 25-27th, 2006

School

39 students

DooWops 2 (C2)

WA

February 26, 2006

Stage Rally

completed

DooWops 1 (C2)

WA

February 25, 2006

Stage Rally

completed

 

 

 

 

 

Thunderbird Rally

BC

February 15-16, 2006

TSD Rally

completed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild West Rally- Simpson Stages (C3)

WA

September 11, 2005

Stage Rally

completed

Wild West Rally- Sou’Wester ClubRally (C3)

WA

September 10, 2005

Stage Rally

completed

Worker Sprints II (C1)

WA

August 7, 2005

Stage Rally

completed

Worker Sprints I (C1)

WA

August 6, 2005

Stage Rally

completed

Subiesport Magazine (RallyCross Prep)

National

April, 2005

Photo

Article + pic

Shitepoke ClubRally (C3)

WA

June 5, 2005

Stage Rally

completed

Dryad Quest ClubRally (C3)

WA

June 4, 2005

Stage Rally

completed

Antelope Valley Daily News  FRONT PAGE

National

May 7, 2005

Photo

Cover shot!

Rim of the World Saturday (C3)

CA

May 7, 2005

Stage Rally

dnf, turbo

Rim of the World Friday (C2)

CA

May 6, 2005

Stage Rally

completed

Oregon Trail Rally -Trail’s End (C2)

OR

April 24, 2005

Stage Rally

completed

Oregon Trail Rally -Trail’s End (C2)

OR

April 24, 2005

Stage Rally

completed

Oregon Trail Rally -Wagon’s Ho (C1)

OR

April 22, 2005

Stage Rally

completed

DooWops 2 (C2)

WA

March 6, 2005

Stage Rally

completed

DooWops 1 (C2)

WA

March 5, 2005

Stage Rally

completed

Ramada Express Int’l ClubRally (C1)

NV

December 12, 2004

Stage Rally

completed

Ramada Express Int’l ClubRally (C3)

NV

December 11, 2004

Stage Rally

completed

Ramada Express Int’l ClubRally (C2)

NV

December 10, 2004

Stage Rally

completed

Wild West Rally- Simpson Stages (C3)

WA

September 12, 2004

Stage Rally

completed

Wild West Rally- Sou’Wester ClubRally (C3)

WA

September 11, 2004

Stage Rally

completed

Worker Sprints II (C1)

WA

August 7, 2004

Stage Rally

completed

Worker Sprints I (C1)

WA

August 6, 2004

Stage Rally

completed

Sportscar Magazine (SCCA)

National

Audust 2004

Photo

Article + pic

Shitepoke ClubRally (C3)

WA

June 6, 2004

Stage Rally

completed

Dryad Quest ClubRally (C3)

WA

June 5, 2004

Stage Rally

completed

Rim of the World Saturday (C3)

CA

May 8, 2004

Stage Rally

dnf, tranny

Rim of the World Friday (C2)

CA

May 7, 2004

Stage Rally

completed

Oregon Trail Rally -Trail’s End (C2)

OR

April 25, 2004

Stage Rally

completed

Oregon Trail Rally -Oregon Trail  (C3)

OR

April 24, 2004

Stage Rally

completed

DooWops 2 (C2)

WA

March 7, 2004

Stage Rally

completed

DooWops 1 (C2)

WA

March 6, 2004

Stage Rally

completed

Portland Autoshow (Jerry Boone)

Portland

January 20-23rd, 2004

Car Show

appearance

Mt. Hood ClubRally (C2)

OR

October 25, 2003

Stage Rally

completed

Wild West Rally- Simpson Stages (C3)

WA

September 7, 2003

Stage Rally

completed

Wild West Rally- Sou’Wester ClubRally (C3)

WA

September 6, 2003

Stage Rally

completed

Gorman Ridge ClubRally (C3)

CA

August 16, 2003  

Stage Rally

dnf, off LCA

Oregon Trail Rally -Trail’s End (C2)

OR

July 13, 2003

Stage Rally

completed

Oregon Trail Rally -Oregon Trail (C3)

OR

July 12, 2003

Stage Rally

completed

 

 

 

 

 

Shitepoke Rally (C3)

WA

June 8, 2003  

Stage Rally

*cancelled*

Dryad Quest Rally (C3)

WA

June 7, 2003  

Stage Rally

*cancelled*

Rim of the World Saturday (C3)

CA

May 3, 2003

Stage Rally

completed

Rim of the World Friday (C2)

CA

May 2, 2003

Stage Rally

completed

Reno II ClubRally (C2)

NV

April 6, 2003

Stage Rally

completed

Reno I ClubRally (C2)

NV

April 5, 2003

Stage Rally

dnf, axle

 

 

 

 

 

Mt. Hood ClubRally (C1)

OR

October 19, 2002

Stage Rally

completed

Oregon Trail Rally -Trail’s End (C2)

OR

April 21, 2002

Stage Rally

completed

Oregon Trail Rally -Oregon Trail (C3)

OR

April 20, 2002

Stage Rally

completed

 

 

 

 

 

LA Autoshow – Subaru booth

CA

November 2001

Car show

appearance

Sportscar Magazie

National

October 2001

Photo

Article+Photo

SCCA Rally Promotional VIDEO

National

September 2001

video clip

interview

Sport Compact Car Magazine-feature

National

September, 2001

Full article

Photos, story

 

Link to recent video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ov_tazEYbw

 

 

Major Achievements and Accomplishments:

 

Member of NWAPA (NorthWest Automotive Press Association) since 2007

Regular contributor to Grassroots Motorsports Magazine (event coverage) since 1998

Contributing Author: SubieSport Magazine

 

2008 Overall Winner Mt Hood Rally and Moto

2008 2nd Overall, 1st PGT Idaho Rally

2007 Rally America Northwest Region Overall Champion

2007 Sportsman Division Touring Rally SCCA National Champion

2007 SCCA RallyCross 3rd National Modified AWD

2006 Rally America Western Region Overall Champion

2006 PNWR Rally Championship (Pacific Northwest Rally)

2006 Triple Threat Rally Winner

2004 WSRC Overall Championship (Western States Rally Championship)

2003 WSRC Overall Championship (Western States Rally Championship)

2003 NORPAC Divisional Rally Champion

2001 3rd Place Overall Wild West National Rally

2000 Winner, Carl Merrill Spirit of Rally Award

1999 SCCA SOLO II National Champion E-Stock Class

1998 SCCA CO-DRIVER NATIONAL CHAMPION, Production GT Class (Subaru Impreza)

1998 SCCA SOLO II National Champion E-Stock Class

1997 SCCA SOLO II 5th Place E-Stock National Championship

1994-1996SCCA SOLO II 3rd Place E-Stock National Championship

1985    Spirit of Stock Class Award Recepient-California Rally Series (CRS)

1984  Finished, East of Indio (CRS)  First Performance Rally event entered

 

  

(2007) Filming the Channel 8 News Television spot at 5:45am at Portland Intl Raceway….

       

                                                                                    Above the Arctic Circle (2004)

  to deserts of Arizona    

 

 

  Primitive Enterprises

Primitive Enterprises was founded by Paul Eklund, a veteran ProRally driver. This company is really the synergistic combination of two components:

On the business side, Primitive Enterprises is an Internet-based supplier of style/performance upgrade mods and parts for Subaru, focused specifically on rallyists.

On the racing side, Primitive Racing fields two Subaru rally cars equipped and set up for ProRally and other rally events.

As owner/driver of Primitive Enterprises, Paul has a proven record of being able to field a team while demonstrating professionalism in the sport -- no matter what the budget level, and to put together a successful season, year after year. He has contributed insightful articles to magazines such as SportsCar, Grass Roots Motorsports and Sport Compact Car. A strong supporter of the SCCA, Paul has served as Regional Executive, treasurer, and event organizer.

His considerable experience in rally racing, and as a rally car owner and driver, has proven to be invaluable for Primitive Enterprises, which provides an ideal platform from which to apply his driving expertise and his applied knowledge of performance parts and supplies to rallyists around the world.

 
Biography
 

Paul has been a member of the SCCA since about 1983.  He has currently competed in well over 300 autocross and rally events -- that's a lot of race weekends!  He has won multiple National Tour, Pro Solo, and divisional events from 1993 to present. and now runs a 3-car rally team.

He began his motorsports career in an Alfa Romeo Spyder and was quickly competing in autocross and ProRally events. He jumped into the co-driver's seat for a blast at the Reno International Rally in the early 80's, but predominately competed in divisional-level rallies driving his trusty Opel Manta.

In 1984, Paul rolled his first car--a prepared Datsun 610 in a street autocross! He didn't roll the Opel until 1987 (and that was twice in the same event!) As the saying goes: "There are only two kinds of rallyists - those who have rolled and those who are going to."  He approached the sport with gusto.

Later Paul became Regional Executive of the Arizona Border Region and sanctioned most of the California Rally Series events such as East of Indio, Rim of the World and High Desert Trails.

By the later 1980's he still campaigned an Opel Ascona, and had switched to a Saab 900 Turbo for his autocross and TSD rallies.  In 1988, Paul moved to Portland, OR and moved his hobbies with him.

The Saab made way for a Honda CRX. He drove the Honda to several divisional Solo II championships and the hillclimb record at the Larison Rock Hillclimb in 1996. That record stood for 5 years. In 1993, his last Opel met an untimely demise with a tree, and Paul took a few years off from the ProRally circuit.. His autocross and road race efforts intensified.   Primitive Racing was formed, carrying its familiar ThunderLizard logo to represent Paul and his team effort.

In 1996, Lee Shadbolt approached him with a plan to go ProRally racing again -- this time in an all-new Subaru Impreza--how could he pass that up? The team finished in third place in the 1997 Championship after a crash in the deserts of Arizona shortened their season. But they came back strong in 1998 and Paul won the Co-Driver National Championship in the Production GT class of the Michelin PRO Rally series!

After co-driving for Lee Shadbolt on the Hairpin Racing team during 1997 and 1998, Paul intensified his involvement in PRO Rally and seeks a place in the World Rally series with his own Subaru Impreza USX.  But first ... autocross racing.

Hairpin Racing
Celica in autocross

In 1998, Paul won another championship, this time in autocross ... different, but equally challenging. He won the E-Stock National Championship in SCCA Solo II. This came after finishing in the top 3 in his four previous National Championship visits. In 1997, for example, he was a mere 89 thousandths of a second behind first place! Talk about close racing.

His autocross car at the time was a championship-level Toyota Celica GT which had been meticulously prepared by Primitive Racing and included BF Goodrich T/A tires, custom wheel spacers, and a Supertrapp exhaust.

The Primitive Racing Impreza USX was built in late 1998 and took the ProRally series by storm starting with an impressive finish at the 1999 Rim of the World event (6th overall). At the Wild West Rally 6 weeks later, Paul drove to 3rd place overall finishing behind the legendary John Buffum. The USX was improved over the summer and finished 1st at two regional events in Washington. The car suffered mechanical failures at the Prescott Forest Rally in September of 1999 and failed to finish, but the team looked forward for the Primitive Racing logo in the winner's circle in the upcoming season!  Paul also won his second SOLOII National Championship in 1999 driving the E-Stock Toyota Celica. Autocross and rally expert!

Subaru Impreza USX
Kraushaar Subaru on ice

In February of the year 2000, Paul joined R.Dale Kraushaar's team to participate in the Alcan 2000 Winter Rally. Kraushaar's blue Subaru encountered many obstacles in this 5000-mile event (as did the other entries), and the standings of the leaders were very close as the teams entered Anchorage, with only the final slalom event (on ice, of course) remaining. Kraushaar and Eklund both did well in this event, and the team of Kraushaar, Eklund and Richarson won first place. Click Alcan 2000 for details.

     Follow Paul's more recent racing achievements -- Primitive Racing News
Racing Highlights  

2005

Thunderbird Rally, February 19-20, 2005, Merritt, British Columbia.  Paul teamed up with rally veteran Ben Bradley to contest the 2005 T-Bird snow rally on Cooper Tires.  The team held their own in the top 10 throughout the rally and finished 8th overall with a score of 21.  Teammates Glenn Wallace and Miller Duamol won in a Subaru STi.

NorthWest Region Awards Banquet, February 26th 2005.  Teammates Paul Eklund and Jeff Price were on hand to receive the first place honors for the Class 1 Championship in the tough NorPac Region.  The pair also fought hard during the 2004 season to earn the Western States Rally Championship for the second year in a row.  Jeff Price again won the CNRC Co-Driver Championship  in the Open Class

 

2004

Thunderbird Rally, February 13-14, 2004, Merritt, British Columbia.  Paul Teamed up with Alcan Navigator Kala Rounds to run a 2004 Subaru Forester XT in the Calculator class.  The team dominated the class with a strong win.

NorthWest Region Awards Banquet, January 25th 2004.  Teammates Paul Eklund and Jeff Price were on hand to receive the first place honors for the Class 1 Championship for the NorPac Region.  The pair dominated the 2003 season and were proud to bring home that championship as well as the inaugural Western States Rally Championship.  Jeff went on to win the CNRC for Open Class co-drivers (Club Rally National Championship) .

 

2003

Thunderbird Rally, February 15-16, 2003, Merritt, British Columbia.  Primitive Racing will be testing some new ice tires from Cooper Tire for use in the 2004 Alcan Winter Rally at this brisk TSD event.  Cooper tire is the first official sponsor for the defending Champions of the Alcan Winter Rally.  "We will be running some 16" ice and snow tires that we feel should work well on the new Subaru Baja we plan to run in the upcoming Alcan rally," says teammate R.Dale Kraushaar.  Primitive is again partnering with Challenge Driving Events to field a winning team.

NorthWest Region Awards Banquet, January 25th 2003.  Teammates Paul Eklund and Scott Huhn were on hand to receive the first place honors for the Class 1 Championship in the tough NorPac Region.  The pair dominated the 2002 season and were proud to finally bring home that championship.

Oregon Region RallyCross Awards Banquet, January 4th 2003.  Paul Eklund received the 2nd Place trophy for the Open Class of the RallyCross Series having won 3 of the 6 events outright and helping to design and put on the final event at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro, OR.

2002
Rally Car Development, Winter 2002.  The Primitive team has begun a program to lighten their rally cars, rebuild all suspension units, replace under-car shielding, and tire test in order to be ready for the upcoming 2003 Rally season.  The team plans to compete in the entire Western States Rally Championship (WSRC).  This new series is made up of 9 ClubRally events in the Western United States and begins with the Doo Wop Rallies on March 1-2nd 2003.

Taste of Subaru Track Day, October 2002.  Subaru Western Region invited Paul Eklund and Mark Lovell to give VIP's "hot-lap" rides around the 1.9 mile Portland International Raceway as part of their Subaru Owners event.  The two rally cars made dozens of laps, thrilling the riders and letting the audience see what a rallycar can do on tarmac.  It was the first chance for team Primitive to test the Silverstone Tarmac tire which should prove terrific for autocross, hillclimbs or short tarmac stages.  "I plan to use these tires for the 2003 NHA Hillclimb series in 2003," states a beaming Eklund.

Mt. Hood ClubRally, October 19th, 2002.  Eklund paired up with automotive journalist Jerry Boone as co-driver to run this inaugural event.  The team was first on the road, but heavy pea gravel and a bit of the fear factor kept the team out of the winner's circle on this short, 2-stage event.  Rumor is that the event may use the impressive Cloud Cap road on Mt. Hood for 2004!

First Overall/First in Open Class, Tarmac Zone Rally Sprint, September 2002.  This short rallysprint featured 3 laps around the roadcourse at PIR (Portland International Raceway).  The rally cars all donned their light pods and put on a show for the roadrace corner workers and spectators.  Primitive racing collected first place and a bunch of "ooohs and aaahs" as they put the WRX onto 2 wheels as they rounded the notorious "Festival Curve".  The car landed back on all fours and they still took top stage time.

Seventh Overall/Fourth in Open Class, Wild West ProRally, Olympia, WA Sept 2002.  After a very near miss with fellow competitor Scott Tinder (also driving a turbo Subaru), Eklund and Huhn finished very well in this tough event after limping through the very first stage with a flat tire. They didn't give up.  The team won both days of the ClubRally events though, and took home the trophies!

First in Open Class/First Overall, Hood River RallyCross, Odell, OR September 1st, 2002.  Driving his bone stock white Subaru 2.5TS wagon with Silverstone rally tires, Paul Eklund won another round of the Oregon Rally Group RallyCross Championship at the farigrounds outside of Hood River, OR.

First in Open Class, Oregon RallyCross, St. Helens, OR.  Paul brought out a different rallycar this time and repeated his win in the Open class.  He currently leads the series.

First in Open Class/First Overall, Shitepoke ClubRally, June 16th, 2002, Shelton, WA.  The team of Eklund and Huhn came back from a dissapointing flat tire the day before on the Dryad Quest Rally (4th in class) to win the Shitepoke rally by almost a minute in their lizard-shod Subaru WRX rallycar.

First in Open Class, Oregon RallyCross, Hillsboro, OR.  Paul brought out a rallycar to the RallyCross and concentrated to win in the Open Class.

Sixth in Open Class/Sixth Overall, Rim of the World ProRally, May 4-5th, 2002, Palmdale, CA.  The Primitive Team stormed to a terrific finish in the Pro event after suffering a transmission failure during the press stage just before the presigious event.  Thanks to a generous Prodrive racing team for loaning a transmision, and Subaru Western Region instant support, the team got the new gearbox installed only 20 minutes prior to the start.  Primitive won BOTH days of the ClubRally and came home with the coveted Raybestos "Rim of the World" winner's jackets.

Seventh in Class/Sevententh Overall, Oregon Trail ProRally, April 22-23rd, 2002, Hillsboro, OR.  The first event for the new WRX had some teething problems (mostly brake choice and suspension settings) and the team finished off the pace--but finished.  The sister car driven by rookie rally driver Karen Price also finished and not dead last!

Final Preparation of 2002 Subaru WRX Open Class rallycar.
This yellow rallycar will sport a 300hp motor, DMS suspension and rally development by Primitive.
Second overall at Doo Wops ClubRally, Hoquiam, WA March 2002

2001
Sixth Overall/Third in Open Class, WildWest ProRally, Olympia, WA Sept 2001.
With Scott Huhn co-driving, the team gained valuable Manufacturer's points as the highest finishing Open Class Subaru. Clocked at 121 MPH by radar on one stage near the end of a long straightaway. Was one second out of fifth place.
Made the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro(19340 feet elevation) on October 1st in Tarzania East Africa. Scouted Safari Rally roads in Kenya upon decent.
Eighth overall, Ojibwe Forest ProRally, Bernidji, MN August 2001. Set one of the fastest times on the 1/2 mile SuperStage and was the top finishing car on Silverstone Rallye Tyres. New 4.44 transmission worked well.
Eleventh Overall, Rim of the World, Palmdale, CA May 2001. Despite blowing a hole in the transmission, locking it into 3rd gear for two entire stages, the team made a tremendous 47-minute tranny change at service and gained back minutes of time. The team was heading for a top 5 finish prior to the tranny problem.
DNF, Oregon Trail ProRally, Tillamook, OR April 2001. Again, massive transmission failure early in the event spelled trouble for the Primitive team. Despite a valiant transmission change at the side of the road during a freak hail and snow storm. the team was time barred from the National and allowed to continue the next day in the Divisional.
DNF, Cherokee Trails, Chattanooga, TN March 2001. New engine gremlins caused a cracked piston ring landing prior to the event, and slippery clay roads caused driver Eklund to go off the road and down an embankment, bring a swift end to any FIA victory event hopes.
January 2001. Paul Eklund is selected as one of four US drivers to fly to England to be interviewed as a driver for Subaru Rally Team USA for Prodrive. Testing was conducted in Wales on the Sweet Lamb Stage from the RAC Rally. Eklund drove well in the new Group N Impreza and made good contacts within Prodrive and SOA during that memorable experience.

2000
First Overall, ALCAN 5000 Winter Rally. Teamed with R.Dale Kraushaar and Larry Richardson, Paul helped pilot the team Subaru Impreza to victory in the legendary 4600-mile winter event.
Two 5th place overall finishes in SCCA National ProRally Championship events. Primitive Racing campaigned its Subaru Impreza USX in five of the nine National ProRallies in 2000. Paul regularly ran in the top five, but suffered mechanical problems in the early events.
Carl Merrill Sportsmanship Award recipient from the organizers of the Prescott Forest Rally.

1999
6th place overall at the Rim of the World National ProRally, first event for the Subaru Impreza USX
3rd place overall at the Wild West National ProRally, driving the Subaru Impreza USX with co-driver John Allen in only its second event.
SCCA SOLO II National Champion in E-Stock, driving a white Toyota Celica GT. Repeat of previous year's Championship bid in a borrowed car.
Most Inspirational Driver Award, Oregon Region (first non-roadracer to win this award)

1998
SCCA SOLO II National Champion in E-Stock, driving the red Primitive Racing Toyota Celica GT. Virtually stock car on very sticky race tires.
SCCA Co-Driver National Champion in ProRally Production GT (equivalent to FIA Group N) in Hairpin Racing Subaru Impreza 2.2

1997
3rd Place SOLO II National Championship in E-Stock, driving the Primitive Racing Toyota Celica GT

1996
First in class, set record class time at the Larison Rock Hillclimb, driving stock Honda CRX

1993
NORPAC Divisional Autocross Champion in E-Stock, driving the Primitive Racing Honda CRX

Other
1996 3rd Place E-Stock SOLO II National Championships driving Toyota Celica GT
1995 5th Place E-Stock SOLO II National Championships driving Toyota Celica GT
1995 Solo Driver of the Year Oregon Region SOLO II
1994 3rd Place E-Stock SOLO II National Championships driving Toyota Celica GT
1994 Driver of the Year Oregon Region SOLO II
1988 Divisional Autocross Champion G-Stock driving Saab 900 Turbo
1985 Spirit of Stock Class Winner (California Rally Series) driving Opel Manta rally car


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