If you saw my photo thread from last weekend's Oregon Trail Rally, or the video of Antoine L'Estage's WRC Evo, you know the rally was an endless stream of carnage. Nick Roberts and Nick Judkins of the aptly named team Nicksquared were on their way to a top 10 overall finish (fourth in the Super Production class) when the car caught an embankment, causing it to veer off course and roll three times. Amazingly despite the damage Nick and Nick attempted to finish the stage, ultimately having to pull back off course a few miles down the road after the car began smoking.
Fortunately, while the crash destroyed the car and any hopes of a showing at OTR, it did nothing to damage the spirits of the young team. Roberts says despite the crash Oregon Trail was his favorite event so far and he can't wait to race it again next year (hopefully with better results). The team hopes to get the car repaired in time for the New England Forest Rally, July 26-27 in Newry, Maine.