Video from Day 2 of 100 Acre Wood Rally

Day 2 Notes:

Provisional Class Winners – Saturday, February 26, 2011
Overall: 1. L’Estage/Richard 2. Higgins/Drew 3. Mirra/Clarke

Super Production: 1. Hanson/Hanson 2. Pakos/Sawicki 3. O’Sullivan/Putnam

2WD: 1. Knox/Holter 2. Greenhouse/Johnson 3. Van Way/Blattner



Antoine L’Estage wins 100 Acre Wood 2011 – Saturday, February 26, 2011
Antoine L’Estage and co-driver Nathalie Richard win the 2011 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood! The privateer Rockstar Mitsubihi crew make American rally history by being the first team besides Ken Block/Alex Gelsomino to win this event in the last six years since 100AW became part of the Rally America series. The victory is even sweeter for Antoine as he celebrates his birthday today. Provisionally, SRT USA crews round out the overall podium, David Higgins/Craig Drew in second and Dave Mirra/Marshall Clarke in third.



Hanson retains Championship lead – Saturday, February 26, 2011
Travis and Terry Hanson are positioned to maintain their Rally America Championship lead after 100 Acre Wood. The Hansons were in fourth overall before the final loop of stages and only need to finish fifth or better to stay ahead in the points race. By finishing right outside the overall National podium, the privateer crew also commands the lead for the Super Production championship before the Rounds 3 and 4 on the West Coast.


L’Estage still on top after SS9 – Saturday, February 26, 2011
Overnight leader Antoine L’Estage has extended his lead over SRT USA driver David Higgins on Saturday’s opening loop of stages by 36.6 seconds. L’Estage won the first three stages of the day, adding to his four stage wins from Friday. Subaru driver Dave Mirra continues to drive steadily and hold on to third overall.

SP driver Travis Hanson has inherited fourth overall and first in class following Ramana Lagemann’s crash on SS8. Roman Pakos moves up to second in SP with Lauchlin O’Sullivan very close behind.

In 2WD, Wyatt Knox grew his lead over a quick Chris Greenhouse by over one minute while Ford’s Dillon Van Way is still in the running for third in class.

Ramana Lagemann crashes out on SS8 – Saturday, February 26, 2011
Ramana Lagemann/Chrissie Beavis have had a big crash on SS8 (Southern Loop S-2). Crew is OK. Only three cars cleared the stage before Lagemann crashed. The rally is delayed as the car is recovered. Lagemann and Beavis are currently (1:51pm) being transited back to Salem. Further details pending.

Rally delayed by 40 minutes – Saturday, February 26, 2011
Cars are arriving in Viburnum, MO for Service 1 and the rally is delayed by about 40 minutes. Organizers will shorten Service 2 by 30 minutes in an attempt to get back on track, putting the rally 10 minutes behind schedule. We’ll keep you posted on developments.

Keeney gets some help – Saturday, February 26, 2011
2009 Super Production champions Jimmy and Melissa Keeney plan on charging the top five in SP after finishing Friday’s stages sixth in class and 19th overall. The husband and wife team struggled through mechanical issues and limped to the end of the opening day until getting some help from fellow competitor Carl Siegler. Siegler retired from the rally with engine failure and gave Jimmy a differential from his STI to help the Keeneys get back on track. Keeney left Parc Expose in Salem intent on making up lost ground – he is over three minutes behind Evan Cline.

Smooth sailing for Wyatt Knox – Saturday, February 26, 2011
Overnight two-wheel drive leader Wyatt Knox expects to coast to a smooth finish on Day Two of 100 Acre Wood. Knox is happy with his result so far and plans on running a risk-free rally on Saturday with the possibility of breaking into the top ten overall.

Knox and Ole Holter, 2010 Super Production champion co-driver, are sitting in the car together for the very first time but have reported that they clicked from the very first stage and now have a good rhythm going.

Chris Greenhouse is 23 seconds behind Knox and will be bringing the fight on today’s stages. Greenhouse doesn’t expect to catch Knox easily but is maintaining consistently high speeds while being mindful of his regional championship bid. Ford’s Dillon Van Way will be playing catch up due to losing time on Friday with ECU issues causing low power in his Fiesta. Van Way will be working to close the 2 minute gap between himself and Greenhouse but is poised for a podium finish either way.

The Rally resumes on Day Two in Salem – Saturday, February 26, 2011
Day Two of 100 Acre Wood resumes in downtown Salem with Parc Expose from 8:45am to 10:30am. L’Estage/Richard are the First Car Out on SS7 at 11:07am followed by Higgins/Drew, Mirra/Clarke, Hanson/Hanson, and Lagemann/Beavis. Crews will run approximately 80 competitive miles over a total of ten stages on Saturday before arriving back in Salem for the finish at 9:29pm. Here’s Saturday’s schedule:

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