Rally America : Ojibwe Forests Rally

27 Aug, 2013

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Hoonigan Racing’s Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino built a commanding lead at the Ojibwe Forests Rally in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota on August 23-24th, and finished first overall – the first ever career Ojibwe Forests Rally victory for Block and his third straight overall win in the Rally America National Championship. - See more at: http://rally-america.com/news/entry/ken-block-and-alex-gelsomino-clinch-ojibwe-forests-rally-win#sthash.bDDc3OtE.dpuf
Subaru Rally Team USA’s David Higgins and Craig Drew had a chance to lock up the Rally America title, but battled through blinding dust on the first day of the event. A scary moment occurred on the second day when Higgins lost power steering and injured his hand, which painfully prevented him from shifting the car smoothly. In addition a vehicle rolled over Higgin’s ankle during a roadside repair and Higgins walked around service with a noticeable limp. But the team pressed on to a hard fought second place podium spot. - See more at: http://rally-america.com/news/entry/ken-block-and-alex-gelsomino-clinch-ojibwe-forests-rally-win#sthash.bDDc3OtE.dpuf

While the top two Ojibwe finishers were powerful all-wheel-drive Open Class rally cars, a Two-Wheel Drive (2WD) Ford Fiesta R2 took the third podium position. Australian’s Brendan Reeves and Rhianon Smyth drove a clean race and capitalized on the misfortunes of those above them to land on the overall podium and won the 2WD category in the process. This is Reeves and Smyth’s fourth consecutive 2WD victory. - See more at: http://rally-america.com/news/entry/ken-block-and-alex-gelsomino-clinch-ojibwe-forests-rally-win#sthash.bDDc3OtE.dpuf

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