Canadian Crazy Leo Urlichich make his Oregon Trail Rally debut this weekend, May 4-6 - the 3rd round of the Rally America National Championship.

The team’s last outing, the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, ended up in disappointment after a tie rod failure sent Leo and co-driver Carl Williamson careening into the woods on a very fast section of the course.

Can-Jam Motorsports has made all the necessary repairs and crossed the country in anticipation of taking on North America’s best on Oregon’s fast, gravel-pitted roads.

Rally America has already seen record entries at the first two rounds of the National Championship and the trend continues heading into Oregon. It’s the second highest Oregon Trail entry list in the event’s history matching the 63 entries set in 2010.

“The bitter mixture of driving mistakes and bad luck in the first two Rally America events means that we need a new strategy,” said driver Crazy Leo. “The Championship is very short and the only way to make up the lost ground is to go flat out from the start and fight for the victory. There’s nothing better than going into an event with nothing to lose! The fans better have their cameras ready,” he added.

Co-Driver Carl Williamson said, “It seems ages since the 100 Acre Wood and we have a lot to do so that we make up for our disappointment there...we owe it to the team to bring The Beast home in the points this weekend. I can't wait to come to Oregon this weekend and put our championship trail back on track. The Beast has been sleeping for long enough now and like us, is chomping at the bit. We've asked the organizers to move all the trees and telegraph poles from the route and we heard David Higgins was seen putting them back in again!”

The Oregon Trail Rally itself will start at Portland International Raceway on Friday and then continue onto the farm roads near Mt. Hood the rest of the weekend. Spectators can see the action begin at Portland International Raceway on May 4th for $10 per person, $5 for children ages 6-12, and children under 6 are free. The event moves to The Dalles and Dufur on May 5-6 for more amazing free spectator viewing areas

Official Oregon Trail spectator guides are available for download or free at the event’s Parcs Expose

Live online video streaming coverage of rally action and exclusive driver interviews will be available at Online coverage is scheduled to begin Friday at 6:00pm PDT.

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