Title Contenders, Fan Favorites Among Current Entries for Show-Me Rally
As of Thursday, 21 different crews have submitted their entries for October 6's Show-Me Rally, the next round in the 2018 Rally America National Championship. The single-day event, traversing many of the same roads as March's Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, will see a number of the sport's top teams return to action for the first time since August's Sno*Drift Summer Rally.
Top National Championship crews Dave Brown/Mike Brown and Nathan Usher/Marianna Langosch will be running their familiar Subarus in the event. Sitting first and third in overall points, they've each taken one victory in the current season, with Usher/Langosch coming out on top in the season-opening Nemadji Winter Trail Rally in December and Brown/Brown following them with a win at Sno*Drift in January. Both crews are among a number of entries that also competed at 100 Acre Wood in the spring.
On the two-wheel drive side of the equation, River City Rally's Michael Hooper will return to action in Group 5 in his Lexus IS430. Hooper returns to Rally America for the first time since he and Alison LaRoza were among the top competitors in May's Southern Ohio Forest Rally, even taking an overall regional victory on the first day. Adam VanDamme will return to action in Group 2 after a number of inspiring performances this season, while Chris Sladek will look to expand his B-spec points lead with John Sharps back in the co-driver's seat of their Honda Fit.
The full entry list as it stands for this year’s Show-Me Rally can be seen here. More information on the event can be found on its official website here. Interested volunteers can learn more and apply here.