Oregon Trail Rally - is by far
Jamie's favorite event of the year.
Furiously twisty roads with loads of
loose gavel, NOW THAT is what Rally is about!
The team started off very well
winning their PGT car class in Friday Night's show at the Portland International
Raceway. Saturday's run for the region car class and Overall win was looking to be the
teams best effort ever! Five Special stages in and Jamie and
Matt lead the entire regional rally overall by 30 seconds - a huge
lead! The team was REALLY enjoying the roads when disaster struck.
The Subaru WRX's transmission, after 4 solid years and 1000's of rally
stage miles, had finally had enough. One small tooth broke off of the
main shaft, lodging itself into 2nd gear, essentially locking out
1st and 2nd gear. The team was done and had to settle for a Did
This is a HUGE blow to the team as
they put every effort into getting to this event and doing well.
But... this is racing. These things can and do happen, no matter
how frustrating they are. The team has many races left his season,
and with a fresh gearbox, should be solid and unstoppable if they
press on they way they were at this event!!
Enjoy the photos below graciously
donated by the listed photographers below