Round 3 - Rally America
The Olympus Rally was part of the first US Rally Championship held in 1973. It later became a World Rally Championship from 1986- 1988, and was the last event featuring the infamous "Group B" rally cars. Today, the tradition and the rich history of the Olympus Rally is a welcome addition to the Rally America Championship calendar.
LOCATION | Aberdeen, WA
Nestled in the heart of Washington's Olympic Peninsula, Aberdeen serves as the central location of the Olympus Rally. Built during the logging boom days, Aberdeen is best known today as the birthplace of "grunge" music and is where the iconic band, Nirvana, called home. A picturesque town with easily accessible waterways and buildings harking back to the plentiful logging era, Aberdeen provides the perfect backdrop for a rally race.
CONDITIONS | tarmac, gravel, variable weather
With the green Olympic National Forest due North of Aberdeen and a steadfast spring rain in the peninsula, the Olympus Rally is no stranger to moisture. However, due to the area being so close to the Pacific Ocean, weather patterns are incredibly difficult to predict. Teams will have to be prepared for pooling water or dry dusty conditions when selecting tires. The Olympus Rally will greet drivers with extremely tight and technical roads with plenty of elevation changes. Tires will not last long on the sharp gravel, and hidden rocks and logs will wreck havoc on suspension systems. The Olympus Rally will provide plenty of surprises up to the last stage mile!
Olympus Rally website: olympusrally.com/
Rally America Venue Info: www.rally-america.com/events/2009/Olympus/
Entry List aka pick a Subaru driver
Stages: Olympus Rally Stages