Even before he could drive, rally car racer Matthew Marker wanted a Subaru
It was his dream, said Markers girlfriend, Jennifer Majszak of Traverse
City. He loved Subaru.
That dream fell short on April 30 when Marker, an Elk Rapids resident, and
his co-driver Chris Gordon crashed their rally car at the Olympus Rally in
Ocean Shores, Washington.
Just over three minutes into the race, the drivers were entering the sixth
stagea hairpin right turnwhen Marker lost control of his Subaru WRX STI,
driving over the edge of a 40-foot ravine and crashing into a tree.
After the impact, Chris was like, Woah that was one hell of a ride,
buddy! explained Majszk, (Chris) turned to Marker and said, Marker,
turn off the car. Marker, turn off the car, but Marker didnt respond.
The 31-year-old was killed on impact.
Right before the race in Ocean Shores, Subarus marketing guy had called,
saying they wanted to sponsor (Marker), Majszak added between fresh