First I want to give a HUGE thanks to Mark Utecht for letting me do this. I have probably sat in a car with you once and I really appreciate the valuable information you are willing to share with us from your many years of competative experience. It's motivating for me to get an opportunity to hear what an experienced driver can tell me about their driving style and how is it that they can do the things they do. Everyone is welcome to join in and ask good questions. I would really appreciate keeping to the topic focused on performance driving. I want everyone reading this to understand this is from the perspective of Mark Utecht, he has many years racing. So if you should feel the need to and some how managed to get into a safe sanctioned event and decide to try anything he has shared, you cannot make any of us accountable for your performance if you end up first or last or even crash. Let's repeat: "practice, practice and practice." Enjoy! -Cheech Can you give me some pointers of how you race on the ice plz? Mark Utecht started in motorsports in 1986 running local autocross events. He won multiple championships in the next 10 years running cars ranging from a Honda Civic to a V-8 powered Dodge Challenger. In 1991, Mark began his road racing experience in a Dodge Omni. He won many class championships and set lap records at his home track of Brainerd International Raceway. He still holds a lap record at BIR 13 years after it was set. In 1993, while he was still autocrossing and road racing, he and a couple friends tried ice racing in the off season. He continues to ice race today. In 1995, he was encouraged by a good friend to give stage rally a try. This is where Mark found his true passion. Starting in a Dodge Omni GLH turbo, he won regional and divisional championships. In 1997 he won his first national stage rally championship in the Group 5 class. He repeated the championship in 2000. He went on to win the 2001 ClubRally and ProRally Production GT national championships in a Mistubishi Eclipse. From 2002 to 2005, he ran a Subaru WRX in the hotly contested Group N class in stage rally. While earning multiple event wins, championships eluded him, coming 2 in both 2003 and 2004. In 2006, he returned to 2wd in a Ford Mustang and won the national Group 5 championship.