There are few teams that can put together a race car and have a winner straight out of the box, but it looks like Pat Richard and Rocket Rally Racing would seem to have done just that. In fact, Richard beat out some pretty impressive competition, with the likes of Andrew Comrie-Picard, Antoine L’Estage, and Warren Currie in the field. The first gravel event of the season is known for throwing all sorts of stuff at competitors and 2008 was no different, with heavy rain and equally heavy mud.
Top Ten results after the break, along with a surprise video
Rocky Mountain Rally Final Top Ten – Full results can be found at the Rocky Mountain Rally site
1 ) Pat Richard Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Alan Ockwell (Subaru WRX STI) – 1 hour 26 min. 43.83 sec.
2 ) Gord Olsen Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Todd Patola (Subaru WRX) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1:30:18.04
3 ) Zebe Szewczyk Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Tomasz Karzynski (Mitsubishi Lancer) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1:34:19.44
4 ) Simon Losier Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Maxime Losier (Mitsubishi EVO VIII) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1:36:33.86
5 ) Hardy Schmidtke Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Adam Vokes (Subaru Impreza WRX) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1:38:24.43
6 ) Mark Jennings-Bates Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Jennifer Daly (Subaru Impreza) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1:38:42.90
7 ) Warren Currie Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Robin Chapelsky (Subaru WRX) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1:39:36.05
8 ) Rejean Losier Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Phillipe Poirier (Mitsubishi EVO VIII) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1:40:41.05
9 ) Ken Maydaniuk Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Chris Maydaniuk (Subaru WRX STI) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1:43:05.38
10) Eric Grochowski Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Leanne Junnila (VW Golf) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1:43:31.83