With top times all day, the Mitsubishi Evo #89 driven by Wolfgang Hoeck & Piers O’Hanlon set a fantastic pace for the entire rally andtook 1st overall. Piers remarked later, “I do think the rally met its stated goals – being a great beginner rally for novice teams, while still being a fun challenge for more experienced teams. It was good tohave the old Mozart Racing team back together again.” For the first three stages the Subaru WRX #200 driven by Jon Burke and Brian Hamblinwere keeping up when a massive oil leak forced them to withdraw. This opened the door to Timo Hayosh & Eric Olson in their 4WD Toyota Tacoma to claim 2nd overall for the day! Rounding out the podium and 1st in CRS-GT was Kevin Welker & Nolan Sambrano in their Subaru Impreza.

In RallyMotothe fastest bike of the day was Chris Martin’s KTM EXC #2 in the Under 800 class. Setting times that kept up with the top
three cars, he was only to be beaten once on SS3 by Andrew Sutherland with his KTM Enduro #24. Ken Wahlster finished 1st in the
BikeBandit.com CRS-Moto Over 800 class with his KTM 950 SE R #41.

In CRS-2, the Volkswagen Golf #78 driven by Gaylord Van Brocklin &
Scott Secviar showed what they could do in their second rally ever.
They won 1st in class and 4th overall, just edging out 1st in class
CRS P-Stock competitors Michel Hoche-Mong & Marie Boyd’s Volkswagen
Golf #31, who got a flat on SS6. Rounding out the large CRS-2 field,
2nd place went to the consistently driven Ford Escort #15 driven by
Chuck Wilson & Jonathan Schiller.

Lots of fun was had last weekend in Ridgecrest, California. We would
like to thank all the competitors, volunteers, and sponsors for making
the 2010 High Desert Trails a big success!

Kristopher & Christine Marciniak
High Desert Trails Rally Organizers

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