New England based drivers showed up big this weekend, and put their stamp of approval on Snodrift Rally (Round One of the Rally America National Championship Series).
Taking third place in the overall in the event was Bill Bacon of Nashua, New Hampshire who took to the podium alongside Travis Pastrana (first overall) and Antoine LeStage (second overall). Bacon, a privateer, is known for placing well in nearly every event that he runs, and Snodrift proved to be no exception despite ridiculously icey conditions. Bacon described the stages as being “so icey you could literally skate down some of the straight aways.”
Another impressive performance this weekend was turned in by Chris Duplessis, of Mason Township, Maine, who took first place in the 2WD Class, and 11th place overall (finishing ahead of many superior class cars.)
Hopefully Duplessis can carry some of this positive momentum with him down to Florida this month; already known for his skills as a driving instructor at Team O’Neil Rally School, Chris has recently been hired by Disney to become a professional stunt driver. We’ll keep you posted as to what action packed events he may have in store.