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X GAMES 14 RALLY NOTEBOOK

 Photo: Lars Gange/rally.subaru.com

 

EXCITEMENT GENERATED BY THE THIRD YEAR OF X GAMES RALLY WAS MORE INTENSE THAN DURING EITHER OF THE TWO PRIOR EVENTS. THE TARMAC COURSES AROUND THE HOME DEPOT CENTER WERE REVISED, AND THE RALLY’S DEPTH OF FIELD SEEMED STRONGER THAN EVER.

 

 

 

HERE’S THE DRIVE PERFORMANCE NOTEBOOK FOR THE EVENT.

 

 

THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2008

 

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

 

NOTES
  • British driver/co-driver and 2004 Production Car World Rally Championship winner McShea/Clarke earned their way into the X Games field by a victory at the New England Forest Rally three weeks before.
  • Carolyn Bosley replaced Jim DeChamp as Travis Pastrana’s co-driver after DeChamp broke a vertebra during Moto X Best Trick competition Thursday.
  • Dave Mirra comes to rally from BMX competition, where he has been a pioneer. He’s the winningest X Games competitor ever.

X GAMES 14 RALLY TEAMS

 Rank  Car No.  Driver/co-driver
 1  199  Travis Pastrana/Carolyn Bosley
 2  34  Tanner Foust/Christine Beavis
 3  43  Ken Block/Alessandro Gelsomino
 4  40  Dave Mirra/Alexander Kihurani
 5  55  Kyle Sarasin/Mikael Johansson
 6  46  Matthew Johnson/Jeremy Wimpey
 7  523  Travis Hanson/Terry Hanson
 8  20  Andrew Comrie-Picard/Jen Horsey
 9  17  Antoine L’Estage/Nathalie Richard
 10  690  Kenny Bartram/Dennis Hotson
 11  59  Patrick Moro/Michael Rossey
 12  45  Niall McShea/Marshall Clarke


QUALIFYING PAIRS - SCORES

The top teams from each pair advance to the quarterfinals, seeded in order of their times:
 Cars  Teams  Times (sec)
 55  Sarasin/Johansson  183.266
 690  Bartram/Hotson  187.175
 523  Hanson/Hanson  189.986
 45  McShea/Clarke  221.466
 46  Johnson/Wimpey  184.344
 59  Moro/Rossey  187.434
 40  Mirra/Kihurani  181.636
 17  L’Estage/Richard  185.373

 

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