Anyone who somehow has the notion that rallying isn’t racing needs to give their head a shake. Perhaps this awesome front bumper cam from ACP’s Mitsubishi Evo X will do the trick. This is raw footage shot on the Lower Hastings stage at the 2009 Rally of the Tall Pines last week. Most years, we see this event run in the snow, while this years was wet gravel and gave the drivers the opportunity to show how fast these cars are when they have a little more grip.
To give you an idea of how speed differential, eventual winner Pat Richard was a whopping 7 seconds faster than Comrie-Picard on this stage. If you listen, there are 2 sections where ACP is likely getting his bearings and is a little light on the throttle. Those 2 sections probably made the difference.
Video after the break.
Video and photo courtesy of Flat Over Crest