Series Oregon Trail pre-event notes 2010-05-03

Rally Racing Stars Return to Oregon Trail: May 14-16 After an action packed weekend of competition at the Olympus Rally in Ocean Shores, WA it was four time Rally America Champion and Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana who took top...

Rally Racing Stars Return to Oregon Trail: May 14-16

After an action packed weekend of competition at the Olympus Rally in Ocean Shores, WA it was four time Rally America Champion and Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana who took top spot on the podium. Pastrana said, "This rally was hard from the start. It was definitely the most intense field that we've had." Rockstar Energy Mitsubishi driver Antoine L'Estage keeps his Championship points lead with another 2nd place overall podium finish for the third event in a row.

Next up for the national and international competitors is the Oregon Trail Rally, Round 4 of the Rally America Championship, May 14-16. The teams will have a short 3 weeks to prepare their cars for the always challenging Rally event.

To introduce rally to those less familiar with this style of racing, the Oregon Trail Rally event organizers will bring a display of competitor cars to Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square on Thursday May 13, from 11 AM to 1 PM.

The competition begins at Portland International Raceway (PIR) on Friday evening at 6 PM with a series of timed competitive special stages specifically designed for spectator access. "Our Friday Fan Spectacle at PIR has developed over the years to be one of the best rally racing spectator formats in North America. Spectators will have the opportunity to see the cars and competitors up close with full "pit access" at the car display (Parc Expose) and feel the excitement of Rally competition. We are grateful to Portland International Raceway for their continued support", commented Robert Mahony, Oregon Trail Rally media officer.

* Teams from across North America and Europe are scheduled to compete at the three day event.

* YouTube Gymkhana driving legend Ken Block has formed a new team, Monster World Rally Team, and will test his 2010 Ford Fiesta on the challenging Oregon roads. Block has the speed to win in Oregon. Will this be his year to celebrate at the top of the podium?

* BMX Legend and Subaru Rally Team USA driver, Dave Mirra, has moved up to the powerful Open Class this season following a successful Super Production class run last year. Mirra is well known in the action sports community with a line of video games besides being the most decorated X Games athlete in history.

* Andrew "ACP" Comrie-Picard, always a fan favorite, will return in his NOS Energy Drink Mitsubishi Lancer Evo.

-source: rally america

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Series Other rally
Drivers Travis Pastrana , Antoine L'Estage , Ken Block , Dave Mirra