The first day of the 2013 Ojibwe Forests Rally has been completed but left David Higgins and Craig Drew extremely frustrated. Third on the road, SRT USA #75 battled intense and dangerous dusty conditions for six long stages. With no chance to keep up with with front runner Ken Block, it was a disappointing day to say the least. The 2013 Subaru WRX STI ran perfectly and Higgins and Drew set very good times, but steadily slipped back with each passing mile. Event organizers even spaced out the top cars to four minute intervals, but it did little to alleviate the visibility problems. Persistent dry conditions in the local area combined with a densely forested race course left dust just lingering. It's uncertain what can be done to improve the situation for Saturday's stages. SRT USA ended Day 1 in 2nd place only a minute behind the #1 spot, however, unless something changes for tomorrow the top of the podium may be out of reach.
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