Official Statement Regarding Olympus Rally Incident
We regret to inform the rally community that there has been a fatal incident involving a competitor on day one of the Olympus Rally based in Ocean Shores, WA.
Driver Matthew Marker of Elk Rapids, MI did not survive injuries sustained in the accident. Co-driver Christopher Gordon of Brooklyn Park, MN was not seriously injured.
Matt Marker was a national competitor at the Olympus Rally, third round of the Rally America National Championship. Families of both the competitors have been notified. Details of the race-related accident are unclear at this moment. Washington state law enforcement officers are investigating the incident.
Rally America, the sanctioning body of the Rally America National Championship, notified the teams that the remaining competition stages of the day were canceled.