AutoUSA Has a Write-Up on the Oregon Trail Rally

AutoUSA, an online lead referral service that links up customers across the country on the lookout for cars online, has come out with a report of the Oregon Trail Rally held in April.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL, June 04, 2008 --( The Oregon Spring Trail is a three-day racing contest held every summer, near Portland, OR. This year’s event, its eleventh, commenced on April 20 at Portland International Raceway.

Crowd favorites

Rally America points leader Travis Pastrana, and his navigator Christian Edstrom were the fan favorites. They drove an Open Class 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX STi. Tanner Foust and co-driver Christine Beavis, another favorite, took an early lead on the first day driving a Rockstar Energy Drink Subaru.

Weather plays truant

The notorious Oregon weather, which produces heavy rain at this time of the year, makes this race a test of endurance as much as of skill. On the second day, due in part to Tanner Foust’s flat tire, Andrew Pinker and teammate, Patrick Walsh, driving a Jack Daniels Subaru took the lead on the slippery surface.

Final result

By the time the rally reached its final stages, only 44 of the 75 racers remained to cross the finish line. The final result showed Pinker on top; Ken Block second and Foust third. All the top three places went to a Subaru.

Soaring popularity

The popularity of this event has reached such a level that the X Games were introduced to it in 2006. Today, these games are broadcast live to millions on ESPN and ABC.

One difference between NASCAR and this is that here, all cars must be street-legal, and Oregon Trail racers are protected by working windshield wipers and headlights and should have license plates.

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Peter Collins