David Higgins and Craig Drew had a flawless Day 2 at the Oregon Trail Rally extending their lead to nearly three minutes! Running eight stages totaling just over fifty competitive miles, the 2013 Subaru WRX STI performed like a true champion. The conditions were dry and dusty, but a stiff breeze kept the dust at bay. SRT USA #75 was first on the road, but since lingering dust was not a factor, this start position was not ideal. The first few cars sweep away the loose gravel, revealing a much firmer road surface. Additionally, the lack of tracks and driving lines also add to the work load and challenges encountered at extreme speeds. Despite this, David Higgins and Craig Drew never missed a beat and successfully navigated hundreds of twisty turns to extend their overall lead by over two minutes.
Their Subaru WRX STI did receive some undercarriage damage on Stage 11 after hitting bedrock in the road. It impacted their ability to go all out on the following stage, but other competitors had similar troubles. According to Co-Driver Craig Drew "We had a steady run through SS12, but thought our time would be terrible!" It turns out they in fact won the stage by 25 seconds and safely made it back to service where SRT USA technicians wasted no time getting repairs underway. Sunday brings us the five final stages to wrap up this year's Oregon Trail Rally. The racing continues at 11:18am with the start of SS13 Ã¢ÂÂ Starveout Hillclimb, complete with a great spectator point just north of Dufur, Oregon.