CrazyLeo Blames Faulty Note for NEFR Crash

CrazyLeo Urlichich attributes his crash at last weekend's New England Forest Rally to a bad pacenote.

Urlichich and co-driver Carl Williamson's 2007 Subaru Impreza 'Beast' STI went off the road and into a swamp on day two's opening stage forcing the crew to retire from the event while sitting comfortably in third overall. more...

Higgins Crowned American Champion in Maine

David Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew have clinched their second consecutive American title with Subaru Rally Team USA at this weekend's New England Forest Rally in Newry, Maine.

Higgins finished the Series' penultimate event second overall just 21 seconds adrift of rally winner L'Estage, but only had to place sixth or better here to mathematically secure the championship before the final round in September, the Olympus Rally. more...

BREAKING: L'Estage Takes Victory in Maine

Antoine L'Estage and co-driver Nathalie Richard have claimed their third consecutive New England Forest Rally victory leading the two-day event in Maine from start to finish. more...

Higgins Frustrated by Dusty Conditions

Defending American champion David Higgins says he's frustrated by the lack of visibility caused by dry, dusty conditions at the New England Forest Rally.

The Subaru factory driver is 32 seconds behind rally leader Antoine L'Estage with seven stages set to run on day two but is not optimistic that conditions will improve on Saturday's Leg with no rain expected in the forecast.

Higgins is comfortably in second overall with a 58.7 second lead over CrazyLeo Urlichich and only needs to place sixth or better to clinch the championship. more...

L'Estage Leads New England Overnight

Antoine L'Estage and co-driver Nathalie Richard have a 32 second lead over 2011 American champion David Higgins and his co-driver Craig Drew after day one at the New England Forest Rally in Newry, Maine.

Four of the rally's eleven Special Stages were run today. The remaining tests will start Saturday morning and are all new stages. L'Estage, obviously, was pleased with Friday's stages having won all four and breaking Ken Block's record for fastest time on Concord Pond in the process. more...

L'Estage Breaks Block's Concord Pond Record

Antoine L'Estage has smashed the Concord Pond stage record set by Ken Block in 2009 by 9.9 seconds.

L'Estage and co-driver Nathalie Richard flew through the iconic 5.38-mile test at a blistering pace setting the new time to beat at 4 minutes and 8 seconds. The Rockstar Mitsubishi crew clocked an average speed of 78.1 mph on their run!

Block and co-driver Alex Gelsomino set the previous Concord Pond record at 4 minutes and 17.9 seconds in 2009 while driving a Subaru Impreza STI. It remained untouched until today. more...

Hanson Crashes Out of New England

Travis Hanson's New England Forest Rally has come to a disappointing end after the defending Super Production champion crashed out on the event's opening stage, the .55-mile Sunday River 1 spectator stage.

Hanson, who is co-driven by his father Terry Hanson, went off the road near the end of the stage in a section where the surface transitions from gravel to asphalt. more...

New England Forest Rally 2012: Weather & Road Conditions

The format of the New England Forest Rally (NEFR) based in Newry, Maine at the Sunday River Ski Resort has undergone some significant changes from previous years including the addition of new stages to the schedule.

The 2012 edition of NEFR is serving as the penultimate round of the American championship instead of holding its place on the calendar as the season's closing event as it had in 2010 and 2011. more...

Road Position Could Prove Advantageous for L'Estage

Antoine L'Estage has elected to run first on the road Friday as he seeks his third consecutive New England Forest Rally win.

The defending Canadian champion's decision to sweep the loose gravel off of the opening day stages could play to his favor with dry, dusty conditions expected to cause visibility issues for crews behind him in road position.

L'Estage and co-driver Nathalie Richard are a favorite to win in Maine following their victory at STPR in Pennsylvania last month and more recently at Quebec's Rallye Baie-des-Chaleurs. more...

Exclusive Q&A; with David Higgins before NEFR

Subaru factory driver David Higgins is set to claim the fourth American title of his career at this weekend's New England Forest Rally (NEFR). The Manxman and co-driver Craig Drew head into the penultimate Round of the series with a significant points lead having won Sno*Drift and Oregon Trail outright and finishing second on the podium at both 100 Acre Wood and Susquehannock Trail.

Higgins must now finish NEFR sixth overall or better to mathematically secure his second consecutive crown with Subaru Rally Team USA before the final Round in September. more...


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