With icier roads than anybody has seen in North American rallying, the 2010 edition was expected to provide surprises and excitement. If Day 1 was any indication, than the entire event will live up to expectations.
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Going into today’s round, Travis Pastrana is leading, followed up by Canadian Antoine L’Estage in second. Third place is Bill Bacon with another Canuck, Andrew Comrie-Picard in fourth. Bacon’s co-driver is long time friend of The Garage, Peter Watt from Ontario.
Noticeably absent from the top 4 is Ken Block and the Monster World Rally Ford Fiesta. While many (possibly even Block himself) expected Block to crash out of the icy event, the Fiesta went on the trailer after a suspension mounting bolt failed.
The cars are already on the road today, with reports saying that Pastrana is flying on the ice while L’Estage is leaving the foul stench of burnt clutch throughout the forest.