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Rally In The 100 Acre Wood 2015 Results and Wrap-Up

The 2015 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood (100AW) lived up to the hype. Ice and heavy snow made conditions tricky during the two-day event. Here's how it all went down.

This story originally ran on ineptechs.com

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The Rally in the 100 Acre Wood (and the Show-Me Rally) is held just a few hundred miles from the ineptechs HQ, so attending was a no-brainer for us.

The 100 Acre Wood Rally is the second event on the national Rally-America Championship calendar (and yes, it's named after the setting of Winnie the Pooh). Held in the foothills of Missouri, the event is usually a favorite among drivers, but the weather this year made it far more difficult than usual. Sixty teams entered the event this year, including 17 national championship competitors.

100AW Day One

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Winter weather rolled into southern Missouri last week, and by the time the 100 Acre Wood Rally kicked off on Friday, most of the stages were coated in a thin sheet of ice. This turned the typically high-speed and dusty 100AW Rally into an ice rink.

The only stage that was mostly devoid of ice was the Potosi Super Special, which was a muddy drifting paradise:

Corners on the other eight stages held on day one were a mix of gravel and patches of ice that made navigating the stages and choosing tires tricky guessing games.

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David Higgins and Craig Drew of Subaru Rally Team USA dominated day one, leading every stage by a hefty margin.

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100AW Day Two

Overnight the weather took a turn for the worse. Light snow rolled in early Saturday morning and coated the icy stages in snow:

As the day went on, the weather continued to deteriorate. The snow picked up considerably, and by the time the day's stages were over there was nearly six inches of fresh snow on the courses. Drivers and spectators joked that the 100 Acre Wood Rally became "SnoDrift Round 2."

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The snowfall caused a series of delays (including a determined mailman who temporarily closed down an Stage 12 to complete their mail route) and incidents on multiple stages. As a result, organizers were forced to scrap four of Saturday's stages altogether.

David Higgins and Craig Drew continued their domination and went on to take the overall win at the event. David Sterckx and Stephen Quin, with FY Racing, took second.

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2015 100AW National Results

PlaceDriver & Co-DriverCarTotal Time
1David Higgins & Craig Drew2015 Subaru WRX STi1:33:58.8
2David Sterckx & Stephen Quin2011 Subaru STi1:39:41.4
3Peter Fetela & Dominik Jozwiak1998 Subaru Impreza STi1:47:07.6
4Brenten Kelly & Niall Burns2007 Subaru STi1:51:12.4
5Cameron Steely & Preston Osborn2012 Ford Fiesta R11:53:08.5
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Full national results at Rally-America

Our Coverage Of The 2015 100AW Rally

There's no other form of motorsport quite like rallying. Despite the miserably cold temperatures, we had an absolute blast covering the 100AW.

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Rather than focusing on photos (like the Show-Me Rally), we went all-in on video. We have a couple short clips embedded above and there's a lot more to come. Look out for our full highlight video, coming soon.

In the meantime, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and check out ourInstagram for more of our 100AW coverage.

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