Driver // Alessandro Gelsomino

Alessandro Gelsomino

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How did you get started in Rally or Rallycross?

Alex was born and raised in Italy, where Rallies are more than a tradition. He has a College degree in accounting and business administration, and speaks three languages fluently.
Alex started competing in 1992 when, just 17 years old, applied for the Rally license the same day he obtained his driving permit. His first years were spent competing in the very popular “one make series” in the Italian Championship, with Opel, Peugeots, and Renaults.
Those early years, spent learning the proper use of pace notes, were an important boost when Alex moved to USA, in the mid nineties and resumed his Rally career in the California Rally Championship.
Alex has actively competed in the major North American Rally championships since 1998, always sitting in “Open” and “Group N” cars.
After co-driving for several privateer teams, Alex joined Arizona based AVSport for the 2002 season. The opportunity resulted in sitting with a couple of the team’s customers and collecting several important results. Notably a third place in class at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, second in Group N at the Oregon Trails Rally as well as competing at the International Rally of Wales, in the British Championship.
The end of the 2002 season brought Alex’s first international outright victory, when he and American driver Mark Nelson put an AVSport-prepared Subaru Impreza on top of the podium at the FIA Laughlin International Rally, in front of the factory backed Mitsubishi Team.
Soon after his victory at the Nevada Rally, Alex was hired to codrive for veteran U.S. driver Tim O’Neil in the 2003 ProRally season with the Air Force Reserve sponsored Ford Focus SVT. That partnership resulted in first place privateer and fourth overall in one of the most competitive seasons recorded in North American Rally history.
After competing in 2004 with Michigan’s Autosport Engineering and collecting another prestigious win at the Ramada Express International rally, Alex joined Vermont Sports Car for 2005, partnering driver Ken Block in the DC Shoes sponsored Subaru WRX STi. The Team had a strong season, finishing 3rd in Group N with Ken Block collecting “Rookie of the Year” honors in his first year of competition.
For 2006, the Southern California duo has been selected to pilot the second Factory Subaru WRX STi for Subaru Rally Team USA in the Rally America Championship, alongside teammate and MotoX star Travis Pastrana and his codriver Christian Edstrom, with plans to compete in their first World Championship event as well.
On the web at: www.alexgelsomino.com

What are your future goals?

To win as many outright events as possible.

// About
Name - Alessandro Gelsomino
Hometown - Palermo, Italy
Occupation - Rally Codriver

// Upcoming Rallies
Year Event
2017 Lake Superior Performance Rally
// Career Results
Year Event Class Finish
2017 Prairie Trail Rally (NAT0 Super Prod. 2
2017 Buffalo Bill Rally (Nat) Super Prod. 3
2016 Lake Superior Performance Rally Super Prod. 3
2016 Ojibwe Forests Rally Nat. Ltd. Open 2
2016 Susquehannock Trail Rally Super Prod. DNF
2016 100 Acre Wood Nat. Ltd. Open DNF
2015 New England Forest Rally Open 2
2014 Ojibwe Forests Rally Open 5
2014 100 Acre Wood Open 1
2013 Lake Superior Performance Rally Open DNF
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2013 Ojibwe Forests Rally Open 1
2013 New England Forest Rally Open 1
2013 Susquehannock Trail Rally Open 1
2013 Oregon Trail Rally Open 2
2013 100 Acre Wood Rally Open DNF
2013 Sno*Drift Rally Open 6
2012 Olympus Rally Open 1
2012 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood Open 1
2010 New England Forest Rally Open DNF
2010 Susquehannock Trail Rally Open DNF
2010 Oregon Trail Rally Open DNF
2010 Olympus Rally Open DNF
2010 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood Open 1
2010 Sno*Drift Open DNF
2009 Lake Superior Rally Super Prod. 1
2009 Rally Colorado Super Prod. DNF
2009 Ojibwe Forests Rally Open DNF
2009 New England Forest Rally Open 2
2009 Susquehannock Trail Rally Open 1
2009 Oregon Trail Rally Open DNF
2009 Olympus Rally Open DNF
2009 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood Open 1
2009 Sno*Drift National Rally Open DNF
2008 Lake Superior Rally Open 1
2008 Rally Colorado Open 5
2008 Ojibwe Forests Rally Open DNF
2008 New England Forest Rally Open DNF
2008 Susquehannock Trail Rally Open DNF
2008 Oregon Trail Rally Open DNF
2008 Olympus Rally Open 1
2008 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood Open 1
2008 Sno*Drift Open 5
2007 Lake Superior Rally Open DNF
2007 Rally Colorado Open 1
2007 Ojibwe Forests Rally Open 2
2007 New England Forest Rally Open 3
2007 Olympus Rally Open 4
2007 Oregon Trail Rally Open 2
2007 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood Open 1
2007 Sno*Drift Rally Open 6
2006 Wild West Rally Open 3
2006 Lake Superior Open 1
2006 Colorado Cog Open DNF
2006 Ojibwe Forests Open DNF
2006 Maine Forest Open 11
2006 Susquehannonck Trail Open DNF
2006 Oregon Trail Open 3
2006 100 Acre Wood Open 1
2006 Sno*Drift Open 3
2005 Maine Winter Group N DNF
2005 Lake Superior Group N 3
2005 Colorado Cog Group N 4
2005 Ojibwe Forests Rally Group N DNF
2005 Maine Forest Rally Group N 3
2005 Pikes Peak Int'l Hill Climb Group N 4
2005 Susquehannock Trail Group N 2
2005 Oregon Trail Group N 6
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