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Lake Superior Performance Rally 2014

The 2014 Rally America season comes to an end at the Lake Superior Performance Rally in Houghton, MI. Surrounded by Lake Superior and taking place in the fall, the weather patterns were nothing short of unpredictable. Over the course of the two-day event, covering over 128 stage miles, the drivers battled in freezing temperatures and slick conditions on the drenched roads.

_MG_0013 900x600After the first day of the race, Subaru Rally Team USA’s David Higgins and Craig Drew were in the lead and maintained the position throughout the remainder of the rally securing their 7th win this season.

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Putting on nothing short of a spectacular show for the fans, Travis Pastrana and Chrissie Beavis began the second day of LSPR only 22.3 seconds behind David Higgins and Craig Drew. Unfortunately bad luck struck when Pastrana put his Subaru WRX STi into a river, and although able to get back on the road and finish the stage, coming in through the finish line after the time limit forced Pastrana and Beavis into early retirement.

_MG_1413 900x600Finishing second overall and first in the Super Production class was Nick Roberts and Rhianon Gelsomino. Bringing in the third victory finish in the Super Production class, this was Nick’s highest overall placement to date.


After a tight battle for the first place in the Two-Wheel Drive class between Andrew Comrie-Picard and Will Hudson, at the end of day one Andrew Comrie-Picard and his co-driver Ole Holter were leading the Two-Wheel Drive class by a minute and 18.2 seconds. Andrew Comrie-Picard finished third overall, as well as secured his fourth consecutive win in the Two-Wheel Drive class.

 TOP 5 OVERALL FINISHERS

Driver/Co-Driver
Car
Class
Time
 Split
David Higgins / Craig Drew
2014 Subaru WRX STI
O
1:56:25.6
Nick Roberts / Rhianon Gelsomino
2013 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
SP
2:08:20.7
+11:55.1
Andrew Comrie-Picard / Ole Holter
2014 Ford Fiesta ST
2WD
2:09:40.6
+1:19.9
Adam Yeoman / Jordan Schulze
2007 Subaru WRX STI
O
2:11:09.3
+1:28.7
Peter Fetela / Dominik Jozwiak
1998 Subaru Impreza ST1
O
2:11:37.3
+0:28:0

Images: Scott Rains