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Sno*Drift was a dominating performance. Even in cruise-mode, Pat and Nath were winning most stages. It's going to be fun to watch what happens when the Rally-America series hits gravel and Travis Pastrana and Stig Blomquist are added to the mix. Older spec Group N car or not, I wouldn't bet against Patrick repeating as champion. Congratulations to the winners.
 

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>Your putting Pat, Stig and Travis in the same league?
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>Will be interesting to see Pat Vs Stig for sure.

Pastyrana has some talent. If he polishes quick he will have much to say about this year's race.
 

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Well judging by past results Stig will be the winner of everything else this year. He beat Pat by quite a few minutes at Sweden, Pat beat everyone by a few minutes at snodrift so I guess Stig will run away.
 

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>He beat Pat by quite a few minutes at Sweden

Ummmm ... if you knew half o the story on Pat's race in Sweden you'd recognise that it isn't a fair sampling of his skills. Also, I think it is clear there was a massive leap in his skills from early 03 till now ...

What would be great would be to see Pat in the other Sutton car for a fair fight with Stig!
 

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I think Pat is a little faster than he was in 2003 PWRC.

It should be interesting to see.

And regardless of the competition on the stages, just having a rally legend and former World Champion around for most of the rounds is indeed a treat.

Remember, the 2nd car is still available if you have the $$ lined up. :))
 

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>>Pastyrana has some talent.
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>But it appears to be mostly on 2 wheels
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Pastrana ran top 5 times in his first rally which was SnoDrift 04 versus Pat and ACP.
 

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RE: Old age and treachery?

What I am saying is not a pot shot at Pat's skills, not at all I think that he has shown he is the best North American rally driver by a good distance. Now that being said Stig has been performing at a top level for how long? I believe the term is "donkeys years" or "a dogs age" pick whichever you would like. If you give a non-sentimental analysis of the situation, equipment, budget, crew, and experience is on stigs side. Now not to say that he cannot be beaten everyone has an off day but as a whole I think his chances are better then pretty good.
 

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>Buffum could still beat both of them!

I hate to say it, but my Hero isn't quite as fast as he used to be... He'd have a tough time keeping up with Stig and Pat. He'd give them a go, but he's not 11/10ths anymore, more like 9/10ths. Still good enough to win if both of them had a flat tire each.
 

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RE: Old age and treachery?

It's gonna' be one INTERESTING year for US Rally !


I'm SOOOOO happy that RA has made it possible for us all
to make rally continue to GROW in the US.


Having a driver of Stig's calibre showing us how it's done
will just help us all to improve.


I hope Pat beats him all the time ..
... and some other drivers some of the time x(
 

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RE: Old age and treachery?

As I see it ALWAYS takes the next gen of participants in almost any sport to push the envelope........ I dont care HOW much time some of these old cats have behind there belts the new guys will eventualy do things that other could not...... Please dont take those comments as any disrespect to the carriers of some of the greats of the sport, but rather the natural order of things...... Look at WRC these days..... Seems the youngins are making there way up........

As for Pat, Pastrana and stig? Well Pat has proven to be the hot driver in the US time and time again and sure did whip me last weekend, but then again does it ever get above 0 up there in canada? ;)....... As for Travis....well as much as I would like to be the next good young driver it seems that Travis has skills and dollars bills..... As for Stig? When he was in a audi I was 4 years old :)

Larry "one of the young guys"
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