Article originally published on American Rally Association site here.
Shelton, Washington (April 27, 2019)
The first loop is complete at the DirtFish Olympus Rally and several big shakeups have been fit into its 25 stage miles. Several drivers are reporting that the stage surface has become very loose and that the sharp gravel is making their tires wear at an accelerated rate.
David Higgins and Craig Drew of Subaru Motorsports USA lead DirtFish Olympus Rally after 2 stages and 25 miles by 4.6 seconds over teammates Oliver Solberg and Denis Giraudet. The leading Subaru WRX STI required two new tires after wearing out their soft compounds quickly.
Three minutes behind the leaders are Piotr Fetela and Dominik Jozwiak in their Proto Ford Fiesta. The pair lost time after an early spin, but the car is still in one piece.
Fourth Overall after the first loop and 20 seconds back from Fetela Rally Team are Seamus Burke and Martin Brady of McKenna Motorsports. The team is starting to get up to pace in the M-Sport Ford Fiesta R5 as Burke learns the quirks of the 4WD car. A further 30 seconds back from Burke are Dave Wallingford and Leanne Junnila, also in a Fiesta R5....