Rally In The 100 Acre Wood 2010: The Cars, The Competitors, The Craziness

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As the driver slams the shifter into fourth--a rock bent the shift linkage a few miles back--and you race toward 80 mph on a tight, rutted, rocky and occasionally jump-strewn gravel road, you bury your head in the few notes you have, struggling against instinct and physics to keep feeding the information your wheelman needs to avoid an abrupt venture into amateur forestry. Ten hectic minutes later you're back to the speed limit, on the road to the next stage. Rinse and repeat for another 12 hours. This is the 2010 Rally-America 100 Acre Wood rally in and around Salem, Missouri, and it's easily one of the craziest things you can do with a weekend.

Oh, and we beat Travis Pastrana, too. Sort of.

Read on for a full run-down of the weekend.


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  1. Haha! Great writeup! My Wife and I were working the Finish of Stages 2, 4, 7, and 13 - I've got pics of you guys, but didn't know it was you, Nelson, until we ran-into Jim at the Champagne Spray.
    Way to Rally!

  2. Scott, I'd love to see the photos. If you could send them to nelson@highgearmedia.com, I'd appreciate it.
    And thanks for working the event! It takes a lot of hard work from a lot of volunteers to pull it off, and I enjoyed the hell out of it.

  3. that sounds insane. would love to go watch next time you guys run one of those. give me some notice and i'll see if i can't round up keith as well.

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