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Travis Pastrana And Co-Driver Christian Edstrom Race To Victory At The Sno*Drift Rally To Open Up Rally America'S 2007 National Championship Season A Strong National Competitor Field Makes The 2007 Sno*Drift Rally An Event To ...

Travis Pastrana And Co-Driver Christian Edstrom Race To Victory At The Sno*Drift Rally To Open Up Rally America'S 2007 National Championship Season

A Strong National Competitor Field Makes The 2007 Sno*Drift Rally An Event To Remember

ATLANTA/LEWISTON, Mich., January 27, 2007 - Rally America's first event of the season lived up to the hype. The Sno*Drift Rally is the only winter rally race of the season and it began with a stacked entry field with more than 50 competitors. With slick road conditions, the drivers and co-drivers maneuvered through wet snow and icy conditions during the two day rally where an abundance of fans cheered on their favorite competitors throughout the race.

Travis Pastrana raced to victory and captured his first Sno*Drift Rally. It looks like he is beginning the season where he left off in 2006, on top of the podium. With top competitors entered in the full season, Pastrana will have his hands full at each event this year. Matthew Johnson drove hard and smart to capture the PGT Class victory. He is looking to defend his 2006 Rally America National Championship PGT title.

The most talented drivers in the world driving Real cars, Real fast on Real roads throughout Montmorency County in Michigan was action packed. During the first day of competition, teams drove smart and attacked seven different stages. The goal is to be tactical in the first day, so you have a good car available to compete during the second day of the competition. Tire selection is obviously important when racing on snow and ice and top teams are able to gain precious seconds on competitors if they choose their tires wisely.

There were various stage winners during the first day of competition, which saw Andrew Pinker, Andrew Comrie-Picard, Paul Choiniere and Travis Pastrana post some of the quickest stage times of the day.

The second day of competition began with a bitter cold morning, but spirits were high and rally racers were ready to hit the roads. Rally America drivers battled through ten grueling stages and there were various racers who took the lead throughout the day. Travis Pastrana, Tanner Foust, Andrew Pinker and Paul Choiniere battled to the end in a tough race for the overall win. There was also a strong fight to the finish in the PGT Class between Matthew Johnson, Travis Hanson, and Justin Pritchard.

-credit: www.sno-drift.org.

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Series Other rally
Drivers Paul Choiniere , Christian Edstrom , Travis Pastrana , Matthew Johnson , Justin Pritchard , Andrew Comrie-Picard , Tanner Foust