Rally – Olympus Rally, a Fan’s Perspective

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Editor’s Note: Mike Shaw has once again given us a remarkable rally article. He and his wife attended the final round of the Rally America National Championship, the Olympus Rally. This was Mike’s second rally of the year, having been to the Oregon Trail Rally earlier this year. In spite of the on-stage spectator areas being closed, the service park and super special stage still offered plenty of excitement. We welcome Mike’s contributions and encourage the rest of you to follow in his footsteps. Have an motorsports opinion, or been…

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Rally – Risk of Forest Fire Shut Fans Out of Olympus Rally

Rally America released an announcement yesterday stating that due to the drought much of the country has experienced this summer, spectator access to the Olympus Rally, final round in the Rally America National Championship, will be limited to the Super Special. No spectators will be permitted on the stages, and many of the afternoon stages have been cancelled or rescheduled. This is a very late change to the schedule, and certainly not one welcomed by fans and I can’t imagine that event and series officials are pleased about it either.…

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Rally – Olympus Rally Sees Record 78-Team Entry List

The last round of the Rally America National Championship is almost here! Next weekend, 78 teams will take to the back roads in the mountains around Olympus, WA. That’s a record turnout for the Rally America Series! All season long, the Rally America events have been recording record entries and seeing record crowds come to enjoy rally racing. It all points to the rising popularity of rally racing and seeing competition between real cars. IndyCar racing is exciting, but the cars are nothing like anything you’d see in the showroom,…

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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 – Olympus Rally Preview

It has seemed like a lifetime since the OP crew came back from the 100 AW Rally in Salem MO, but this weekend the Rally America championship finally restarts with round 3 in Washington. Antoine L’Estage and co-driver Nathalie Richard will look to extend their overall championship lead with an overall victory in Washington this weekend. The stages will be tough for Canadian duo as the event will see the cars running up and down the coast for what promises to be a Kodak moment. The stages also house a…

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