Rally Colorado takes over “Rally Town USA”
Rangely, Colo. ~ After months of planning and reworking the operations of the event, Rally Colorado Organizers are geared up for this weekend’s American Rally Association Super Regional Event. Rally Colorado will feature 39 cars attacking more than 130 stage miles of twisting dirt roads split across 14 stages.
With the stages averaging just under ten miles per stage, the 2020 event emphasizes the rally’s endurance challenge. In addition to the ever changing flow of the roads, altitude and adaptability will greatly impact a team’s success as the elevations bog the cars power by 15-20% in naturally aspirated vehicles.
Rally Colorado Press Liaison, Erik Christiansen shares a few thoughts on the stacked competition, “Last year’s Open Four-Wheel Drive Class season champions Flynn Baglin and co-driver Alix Hakala are back to defend their trophies, with the intent of bringing the fight to the many Subaru’s on the entry list, as well as a few R5 spec Ford Fiestas.”
“Fresh off a win at a tarmac event on the East Coast, Martin Donnelly and co-driver Martin Brady in their Fiesta will be the one of the favorites to win the event overall. Local driver Scott Crouch, (Flatirons Subaru) took second place overall last year in his Subaru WRX, and along with co-driver Lea Croteau will be looking to improve upon that finish.”
“2020 has attracted some exciting competition including returning 2019 Overall Champions, Dave and Mike Brown, 2018 Overall Champions Steve Bis and Scott McCarty, professional skateboarder Bucky Lasek paired with co-driver Krista Skucas, Texas Dave from Rally Ready Driving School, several husband and wife teams, and numerous Colorado locals.”
Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, rally activities are not open to the public for the 2020 event. However, you can find live updates of the event on social media platforms and those local to the event may watch the Main Street Parade scheduled Friday, August 14 at 6 PM through the Town of Rangely, Colo.
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