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Kyle and Zach Williams are realistic when it comes to their chances in the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood.
“We’ve had five starts, and two finishes,” said Kyle, 26.
To the brothers, who began racing in 2012, the win is in the finish. It isn’t that easy to get there.
“Either from mechanical stuff, or a crash because of a mechanical stuff, we just haven’t been able to get there,” said Kyle.
It was Zach, 21, who went and checked out a 1992 Ford Festiva selling for $200. It drove, and that was the end of the conversation for him.
“I figured if I don’t do it now, it might be another year or two,” said Zach.
In order to get the car ready for their first Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, Kyle and Zach put in their own money, and with the help of their father, Dale Williams of William American Construction, they put together the bare minimum to compete.
“It’s mostly been my money, and the company’s money. But they are helping out, and it is really about the camaraderie, the bonding with the boys,” said Dale.
This year the team of Williams Brothers Racing took their time with their car, and they feel like the Festiva is ready to go.
“I’m going to let (Kyle) get to a point where it is a little uncomfortable, and then we’re going to stay there,” said Zach, who, as the co-driver, navigates and supervises the course.
The team hopes to use the finish to gain coefficient points in order to move into the next class of racing.