Rally – L’Estage Wins New England Forest Rally

From: RallyCar – NEWRY, ME (July 17, 2011) — One of the most spectacular seasons in Rally America Championship history came to an end at the New England Forest Rally with Antoine L’Estage and co-driver Nathalie Richard atop of the NEFR podium for the second consecutive year. The privateer Rockstar Rally Team took the lead from the start and held it for the entire duration of the event, winning eight of the eleven special stages. L’Estage finished 48 seconds ahead of Subaru Rally Team USA driver David Higgins. Higgins and…

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Rally – Rally America 2011 National Championship Schedule

This morning, RallyCar announced their schedule for the six-round 2011 Rally America National Championship. While there are no surprises, it is nice to have the confirmed dates for those needing to make travel plans. We really missed not being with the Last Ditch Racing crew at the New England Forest Rally last year, and we plan on remedying that problem for 2011. Event Date Location Sno*Drift Rally January 28-29, 2011 Atlanta & Lewiston, MI 100 Acre Wood Rally February 25-26, 2011 Salem, MO Olympus Rally April 30-May 1, 2011 Ocean…

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Rally – LDR Hoists Themselves Into Top 10 at Rallye Defi

Last Ditch Racing Press Release: September 14, 2010 Bangor, Maine USA Maine’s Last Ditch Racing, consisting of Driver John Cassidy and Co-Driver Dave Getchell, overcame significant adversity to crack the top 10 at the Rallye Defi in St. Agathe, Quebec Canada this past weekend. Finishing 10th of 36 starters was not as easy a task as they had initially hoped. The fourth round of the 2010 Canadian Rally Championship, the event is held in the Laurentian Mountains near scenic Mont Tremblant. Cassidy last competed in Canada at the 2008 Rallye…

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Rally – Last Ditch Racing Head to Quebec for Rallye Defi!

For Immediate Release September 7, 2010 Bangor, Maine USA Last Ditch Racing is heading to Quebec, Canada for Rallye Defi, round 5 of the 2010 Canadian Rally Championship.¬† Having had a mixed 2010 season that saw a return to form at the New England Forest Rally in July, Driver John Cassidy and Co-Driver Dave Getchell arenxious to get back to Canada. “We’ve always enjoyed competing in Canada, and given our geographic location here in Maine, it feels more like home to us than the US Championship,” said Driver/Owner John Cassidy¬†…

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Rally – Last Ditch Racing Ready for NEFR

For Immediate Release Bangor, Maine USA July 8, 2010 Last Ditch Racing-defending and three time Rally America Eastern Regional Rally Champions, are ready to take to the stages at the 2010 New England Forest Rally. The New England Forest Rally, the fifth and final round of the 2010 Rally America National Championship is headquartered at the Sunday River Resort in Newry, Maine. More than 65 teams from around the US and Canada are set to take the start. The event has been voted a driver’s favorite many times in the…

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Rally – LDR Going WRC in Mexico!

As was mentioned on Episode 26 of the podcast this week, our very good friends at Last Ditch Racing have been given an opportunity that would be insane to turn down. The crew has been offered a chance to yet again compete in a WRC event in Mexico. The only difference between the 100 Acre Wood Rally and Mexico for the team will be the car. T4 will be on the sideline freshly recovering from action in Missouri, while John takes command of a Peugeot 207. The event is going…

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IndyCar – de Ferran Motorsports Teams with LRD

Luczo Dragon Racing released a statement today revealing that LDR and de Ferran Motorsports will join forces for the 2010 season. This is great news for the former Indianapolis 500 champion’s suddenly ailing team. Last year, Gil announced that 2009 would be his last year in the cockpit of a racecar and he was going to focus on being a team principal fielding both an ALMS prototype effort and a two-car effort in the IZOD IndyCar Series. As the season ended, and we got deeper into the off-season, it became…

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