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Rally America National Championship: Olympus Preview

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Next weekend sees the resumption of the Rally America National Championship after a break of over a month, with the crews heading to the West Coast to contest the Olympus Rally,

The Olympus Rally marks the first of a West Coast double header, which will culminate with the Oregon Trail Rally from May 13th to15h.

Teams from around the glob will descend on the Ocean Shore community for the third round of the Rally America National Championship.

As it stands, Super Production class runner Travis Hanson leads the way both outright as well as in class, having enjoyed a history making season to-date after claiming victory on January’s Sno*Drift event in a Super Production class car. The Hanson pairing of Travis, with his father Terry alongside, will make the journey to the Washington event with the aim of consolidating their positions in the standings, as well as putting on another display for their ever increasing myriad of supporters.

Subaru Rally Team USA’s Dave Mirra sits second in the outright standings, having enjoyed a consistent and mature beginning to the year, and despite not winning an event, has ensured he is in contention for the title.

Antoine L’Estage enjoyed victory last time out at the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, and will be pushing to add to that win, and ultimately to defend his Rally America National Championship title. Second place last year propelled L’Estage towards his Rally America crown.

David Higgins will once again make the trip to America to line up in the Subaru Rally Team USA Impreza, having previously run on the same roads whilst competing the SCCA ProRally series in in 2002 and 2003. Higgins’ season began badly, with no points from the opening round, and that was followed up with a battle with L’Estage last time out, which saw L’Estage take the honours.

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