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    1 Barry McKenna 2 O Solberg 3 D Higgins (Higgins had 5 minute electrical delay on stage) 100 Acre Wood Rally 2019

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulland View Post
    Would be good if an american could explain the rules/classes in the US.

    But as far as I habe understood its a GrN+ but not sure what the + is.
    Ken Block´s Escort is far from GrN+ ...
    "quattro best 4wd rallycar ever"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulland View Post
    Would be good if an american could explain the rules/classes in the US.

    But as far as I habe understood its a GrN+ but not sure what the + is.

    But a good first day in a new car for Oliver S. He thought the car was big compared to the small R5s. He liked the engine, and will continue to adapt, and test settings today. He had a puncture yesterday and lost a minute, but also had his first stage wins.
    From a socio-political point of view would be best to understand US rally and racing in general and how it reflects how the rules are different for the different classes, but one thing always remains...the rich write (actually they get willing lackies) the rules.

    Want to try?
    I can even recommend books that help explain the dissolution of the social structure and simultaneous triumph of the idea of consumerism as the ONLY viable force in America.....
    John Vanlandingham
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    There are rules, but it's not nearly as limiting as most FIA categories. This is good for most teams cobbling together various Subaru bits just to assemble a car to run but it's also leading to some interesting entries like a Chevy Sonic with an LS3 V8 and all wheel drive stuffed into it or the above mentioned MkII Escort which was built up with a turbo V6 usually put in Mustangs. There are a lot of Fiestas turning up with teams that have decent overseas access. There were a few kits, and R5 and an S2000 that won the event when Dave Higgins had an electrical issue that cost five minutes. Oliver Solberg broke a lot of body panels and his windshield when the hood came loose but every time it would finish a stage the old damage was repaired and something new had happened. He managed to take second while Higgins finished third.

    On the other hand Ken Block's new Escort blew a hole in it's engine a half mile from the end of stage three where we had been waiting to see how competitive it would be.

    Here's a link to some photos I took.

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    Two days ago that Escort owner posted pictures of an R5 Fiesta he's bought.

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    The weather is finally nice enough to let Ken Block take his tuned Ford F-150 Raptor to the dusty trails of Moab, Utah. He's still dialing in the truck's highly modified suspension, but it allows for plenty of sliding right out of the box.

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