In a very close battle that saw several lead changes throughout the competition, Travis Pastrana and co-driver Christian Edstrom ultimately prevailed.
Challenging Pastrana througout the weekend were fellow team Subaru members Ken Block and co-driver Alex Gelsomino taking second place, as well as Canadians Antoine L’Estage and Natalie Richard taking third. Nashua New Hampshire’s own Bill Bacon and Peter Watt held an early lead on Friday and ultimately finished in fourth place.
In the eastern regional competition hometown hero Christopher Duplessis and co-driver Catherine Woods gave fans a terrific show by not only taking Friday night’s Drive Your Future rally, but keeping up a blistering pace again on Saturday, took the Berlin eastern regional as well. In doing so, Duplessis/Woods also won the MaxAttack! sub-series competition, which puts them in position to win the MaxAttack! cash prize to boot! Impressively, Duplessis was driving his group 2 1990 VW GIi against the group 5 cars.
Overall it was a great weekend that saw a huge field of local and regional competitors take on the course and show everyone what rallying in New England is all about . Check back soon as NEFR will be bringing you more highlights and action from the weekend!