PASTRANA WINS OLYMPUS RALLY WITH MS109E
OCEAN SHORES, WA (April 25, 2010) Subaru Rally Team USA’s Travis Pastrana won his second event of the 2010 Rally America National Championship Series on the tricky gravel roads of the Olympus Rally held on Washington State’s picturesque Olympic peninsula. Powered by VP’s MS109E race fuel, Pastrana started strong from the very first stage of the event and maintained his lead over Rally America points leader Antoine L’Estage. By the end of the weekend Pastrana won 8 out of the 13 stages and built a 1:42.8 minute cushion over L’Estage.
Pastrana said, “This rally was hard from the start. It was definitely the most intense field that we’ve had -- unfortunately a lot of guys went out on the first day. It was a really technical course, more so than we expected!”
Unofficial results after Olympus moves Pastrana from a third place tie with Monster World Rally Team’s Ken Block into second place overall. Rockstar Energy Mitsubishi driver Antione L’Estage kept his Championship points lead with another 2nd place overall podium finish for the third event in a row.
Subaru Rally Team USA’s Dave Mirra completed the Olympus Rally in third place for his first-ever national podium finish! The BMX legend and most decorated X Games athlete won in an Open Class rally car after moving up from the Super Production Class the previous season. Mirra’s strong finish is particularly sweet considering he recently recovered from a bout with Bacterial Meningitis and did not know whether he would be able to compete at this event.
The unpredictable Washington coastal weather lived up to expectations and gave Olympus Rally competitors plenty of challenges to overcome. Strong winds and rain squalls made the gravel roads slippery, but sunny skies rewarded teams on the second day of competition for a beautiful coastal victory celebration in South Bend.
Round 4 of the Rally America Championships returns to the Oregon Trail Rally on May 14-16 in Portland, OR.