Events // Ojibwe Forests Rally

Ojibwe Forests Rally

August 22 - 23, 2008

Bemidji, MN

National Rally Championship Event

Smooth, fast roads, fantastic weather, and nighttime stages make this 6th rally on the circuit one of the best for spectators. It is also a late season chance for drivers to up their points within the Championship Series and push for a top standing at the end of the season.

Associated Events: 10,000 Lakes, Paul Bunyan’s Ride
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Pos Class Driver/CoDriver Time
1 O Travis Pastrana / Derek Ringer 2:13:19.6
2 O Kyle Sarasin / Mikael Johansson 2:18:32.2
3 O Andrew Pinker / Robbie Durant 2:18:57.6
4 O Piotr Wiktorczyk / Christine Beavis 2:22:34.6
5 O Kenny Bartram / Dennis Hotson 2:23:32.9
6 PGT Heath Nunnemacher / Kim DeMotte 2:32:57.9
7 O George Georgakopoulos / Faruq Mays 2:34:49.0
8 O Bob Olson / Conrad Ketelsen 2:35:34.1
9 G5 Doug E Shepherd / Karen Jankowski 2:35:40.1
10 P Jan Zedril / Jody Zedril 2:37:32.8
// Event Winners


Derek Ringer

Derek Ringer

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  • SS2: Mark Utecht / Robert Bohn, start of the stage
  • SS3: Ken Block / Alessandro Gelsomino
  • SS3: Travis Pastrana / Derek Ringer
  • SS3:  Andrew Pinker / Robbie Durant
  • SS3:  Amy BeberVanzo / Ole Holter
  • Andrew Pinker heading towards service
  • Pinker's crew gets busy
  • Pinker's Wheel/Tire
  • SS5:  Kyle Sarasin / Mikael Johansson
  • SS5:  Jan Zedril / Jody Zedril
  • SS7:  Ken Block / Alessandro Gelsomino
  • SS7:  Kenny Bartram / Dennis Hotson
  • SS7:  Jaroslaw Sozanski / Bartosz Sawicki
  • SS7:  Adam Markut / Christopher Gordon
  • SS7:  Doug Shepherd / Karen Wagner
  • Top Three
  • SS15:  Andrew Pinker / Robbie Durant
  • SS15:  Heath Nunnemacher / Kim DeMotte
  • SS13:  Travis Pastrana / Derek Ringer
  • SS13:  Kyle Sarasin / Mikael Johansson
  • SS11:  Kyle Sarasin / Mikael Johansson
  • SS11:  Andrew Pinker / Robbie Durant
  • SS11:  Mark Utecht / Robert Bohn
  • SS11:  Jan Zedril / Jody Zedril
  • SS11:  Doug Shepherd / Karen Wagner
  • SS11: Jim Stevens / Marianne Stevens
  • SS9:  Ken Block / Alessandro Gelsomino
  • SS9:  Travis Pastrana / Derek Ringer
// Venue

The roads at Ojibwe are fast and smooth, and drivers often cite this rally as one of their favorite races- although the roads are demanding, they are also extremely fun to navigate. Spectacular summer weather means that this rally is a favorite for spectators too! However, Ojibwe’s roads are also marked by soft, sandy spots, which can create trouble for rally teams, as sand can slow cars down and make it difficult to make up for time lost. This means that co-drivers need to be especially accurate with their instructions, as many a top podium spot has been lost to the sand.

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