|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2023
American Rally Association
GOLDENDALE, WA -- Day two of the Oregon Trail Rally moved away from the concrete confines of Portland International Raceway to the rolling green hillsides surrounding Goldendale, Wash.
With two stages completed on Friday night at PIR, it was time for the Oregon Trail Rally to get to the heart of stage rally competition. Eight stages were on tap for Saturday and would set the tone for round four of the American Rally Association’s Green APU National Rally Championship.
Subaru Motorsports USA’s Brandon Semenuk and Keaton Williams continued their on-stage dominance, teaming up to work Saturday’s eight stages to near perfection. They stretched out an 18-second lead at the start of the day to nearly four minutes (3:57) by winning all eight stages.
“All in all, it's pretty good,” said Semenuk. “A lot of sweeping early on and then the last couple loops were great with a bit more of a clean line so we could carry a bit more speed. It was a fun way to end it on Maryhill. Getting a little sideways with the gravel tires was pretty cool, ripping up there through the sunset.”
Farrow Fairs Well at Headwaters Rally
LaPorte, Ind. ~ After several attempts thwarted by a pandemic and even snow, the Headwaters Rally in Northern Minnesota made a triumphant return on Saturday.
The 40-mile American Rally Association Central Regional Championship event has been a mainstay in the rally world. It is operated by the same group that organizes the Ojibwe Forest Rally each year, and the event is a staple for the Minnesota rally community.