The final event of the 2011 Rally America National Championship is underway at the New England Forest Rally. Spanning both sides of the border between Maine and New Hampshire, this event features one hundred miles of stage roads which follow shorelines and cross mountains with road conditions ranging from smooth and fast to rough and technical.
Coming into the event, Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins and Craig Drew sit at the top of the National Championship standings. While first place is always the preferred result, any spot on the New England Forest Rally podium will secure the championship win for Higgins and Drew in the #75 Subaru WRX STI. Though they won Stage 3: Mexico Super Special 2, David and Craig have been in second place all day and are focusing on the bigger goal of winning the championship and not necessarily the event.
The forecast for tomorrow looks promising for the duration of racing, with temperatures in the sixties and seventies, and minimal cloud cover until the early evening. Combined with great summer weather and gorgeous New England scenery, tomorrow's racing could be a perfect conclusion to the 2011 rally season.