Higgins Ready To Defend Rally America Lead


David Higgins heads in to the 38th Waste Management Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (STPR) fresh from victory in the Oregon Trail Rally and will be looking to extend his points lead over Travis Pastrana.
Ken Block returns to defend his 2013 STPR victory with Hoonigan Racing which kick-started his title challenge leading to a final showdown with Higgins before Block crashed out of the Lake Superior Performance Rally.
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Dillon Van Way leads the Super Production class and is looking to take build on his SP podiums this year and take a class win, firmly cementing his points lead as Rally America heads to it’s mid-point of the season.

Heading in to the Oregon Trail Rally Nick Roberts and co-driver Rhianon Gelsomino held the class championship lead but were lucky to escape a car fire on the rally. For STPR Roberts is busy preparing another car to keep himself in the title hunt.

Andrew Comrie-Picard also had a successful Oregon Trail rally as he took the lead in the Two-Wheel drive class from Scion Racing’s Matthew Johnson as he failed to finish the event. As a result of damaged sustained Johnson will miss STPR leaving Comrie-Picard a chance to build on his 13 point lead.

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With a 60 car strong entrance already the STPR is shaping up to be a great rally, promoter Meridith Croucher is happy with the way things are shaping up. “In today’s motorsports world, both the event organizer and competitor have to satisfy sponsors who can get the word out about their products and services in order to provide the funds necessary for racing,” said Ms Croucher.

“This has become a very popular family event, especially with the Tioga County Fairground stages, where kids can get up close to the rally cars, meet the drivers, enjoy some refreshments, and then watch the cars battle on a closed course for competitive times and a chance to win the event,”