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SRTUSA INSIDER: TOUR DE FOREST RALLY 2018 PREVIEW

SRTUSA INSIDER: TOUR DE FOREST RALLY EDITION
TOUR DE FOREST RALLY PREVIEW

This is it! The last rally of the 2018 ARA season, the Tour de Forest Rally is here. The Tour de Forest was last run in 1983 as part of a national championship and it is now joining the ARA National Championship as the final event of the year. It will feature stages that most competitors have never seen  and SRTUSA is not an exception. David Higgins (#75 Subaru) mathematically secured the 2018 ARA Driver’s Championship at the last rally in Idaho and will be back to enjoy the rally with no pressure. Higgins will be joined by Patrik Sandell (#18 Subaru) in his yellow Subaru STI,  after winning both rallies he entered earlier this year.  Sandell recently finished the rallycross season in 3rd overall position in the inaugural ARX championship and also won the previous ARA rally in Idaho; so he has some serious momentum on his side.

Blue or Yellow? Make your choice now and let the final rally begin!

Round 7 of the American Rally Association Championship Series

📆EVENT DATE:

10/6/2018 – 10/7/2018

🚏RALLY HQ: Olympia, Washington

🕙TIME ZONE: Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7)

✈ NEAREST AIRPORT: Seattle-Tacoma Intl Airport (SEA)

⛈ WEATHER: Always sprinkles but for short periods of time. Temperature is between 41-60F. Rain coats recommended.

🔗LINKS:  Tour de Forest Rally| Spectator Guide| American Rally Association (ARA) | Live Tracking | subaru.com/rally

Rally Cars:
2018 Subaru WRX STI Open Class Car – Full Specs

SRTUSA DRIVERS’ QUOTES

DAVID HIGGINS #75 SUBARU WRX STI

“It’s hard to believe it’s the last round of the year already. I have been struggling with a trapped nerve in my back since the compression at the last rally (in Idaho) so I really hope this doesn’t cause too much problems. We always go well in this area so I hope the stages are similar. It’s a fresh event for all so no one will have the upper hand.”


PATRIK SANDELL#18 SUBARU WRX STI

“I’m super excited to be back in my third rally this year. The Tour de Forest stages should be similar to the  Olympus Rally’s stages so we should do well. All the stages are new to all the competitors and we all are starting from a blank sheet of paper so we should have an even field. With two wins out of two starts, we are going to do everything we can to go three for three.”

EVENT INFO

Total distance: 243.37 miles
Number of stages: 14
Stage distance: 114.88 miles
Stage surfaces: Hard and loose packed gravel
Longest stage: 13.40 miles (SS3 & SS7 Donovan Grade 1&2)
Highest Elevation: 2,800 feet
Recce: 2 pass
Service Parks: Brehmeyer Transfer (Sat) / DT Shelton (Sun)
Official Start:  9:00am 10/6/18
Superspecials: 0
Stages in darkness: Yes (SS7 Kuhnle II)

📡 LIVE TRACKING
🏁 EVENT REPORT

Driver: Patrik Sandell 🇸🇪 #18 SUBARU
Driver: David Higgins 🇮🇲 #75 SUBARU
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About Subaru Rally Team USA
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