The Rally America National Championship competition heats back up after a two-month break at the Oregon Trail Rally on 02 – 04 May in Portland, Oregon. The Oregon Trail Rally is the only three-day event on the Rally America National Championship 2014 calendar.
The event begins Friday evening with four stages of tarmac and gravel roads at Portland International Raceway (PIR). The continuous race action at PIR is a fan favorite with teams being easily accessible for photos and autographs prior to the start of the event. After the PIR stages, the event moves east towards Dufur and Hood River where teams will experience the much faster roads on Saturday and then the very technical gravel sections on Sunday. Continue reading Rally America revs up for Oregon Trail Rally
This week’s issue of Handbrakes & Hairpins features a look at the exciting news from Hyundai for their development plans as well as the introduction of a certain Kiwi rally star, a review of Rally America’s Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, and the logistics of international rally travel. M-Sport and the British Rally Championship continue their brilliant support of rising talent with a fantastic prize for Wales Rally GB and 2015, and we also find out all about Jari-Matti Latvala’s mental coach.
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“Stage rally is where I always wanted to go when I was a kid. Watching WRC and seeing the drivers deal with all the different elements was something that reminded me a lot of motocross. In stage rally, it’s not about being perfect, it’s about making the best of the worst situations, and for me, that’s a lot of fun.” – Travis Pastrana at Rally America’s Rally in 100 Acre Wood.
Read the rest of this interview HERE. Welcome back to special stage rallying, Mr 199!
Photos by Subaru of America.
The defending five-time Rally America Champion David Higgins will have a new team-mate for the 2014 Rally America Championship: Travis Pastrana.
“Subaru is very excited to bring back both of our former rally champions,” said Rob Weir, Motorsports Marketing Manager at Subaru of America. “Between David and Travis, Subaru Rally Team USA has won the Rally America Championship seven times in the last eight years. Having them together this season will give us our best chance at defending our title.” Continue reading Pastrana returns to rallying in 2014