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Rally Driver Kubo Kordisch Succumbs to Injuries During Show Me Rally

Potosi, Missouri ~ The American Rally Association has a heavy heart in announcing the death of competitor and driver Kubo Kordisch, who passed away yesterday, Saturday, November 4th, during competition at the Show Me Rally in central Missouri.

An incident occurred at the end of stage 9 of competition Saturday just outside Potosi, Missouri. The 42-year-old Kordisch was driving with co-driver Drew Carlson at the time of the incident. The Kordisch and Carlson are both long-time rally enthusiasts and residents of Colorado. Show Me was Kubo's fourth event this year in the number 436 Fiesta, and he was coming off of his L2WD win at the recent Prescott Rally.

Kordisch's co-driver, Drew Carlson, remained on scene before being transported with non-life threatening injuries.

Show Me Rally organizers and ARA officials canceled the last 2 stages of the rally.

“I've known Kubo for a long time and we are heartbroken to have lost him,” said ARA Series Director Preston Osborn. “He had worked his way from fan to mechanic, to co-driver, and then to driver. We send our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and the rally community.”

Those wishing to help the Kordisch family may donate to the ARA-supported RACEAID Fund in his name. To donate, go to


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