2010
03.06

Thanks to our fellow rally photographer from Chicago, Arthur Partyka, we bring you coverage from the 100 Acre Wood Rally in Salem, MO. The 100AW was the second rally in this year’s Rally-America series.

Ken Block and the Monster World Rally Team dominated this event. This year’s win was Ken’s fifth straight #1 finish at 100AW. It was also Block’s first podium finish in his brand new 2010 Ford Fiesta rally car.

Ken Block & Alex Gelsomino flying high in a 2009 Ford Fiesta rally car - ©Arthur Partyka

Ken Block & Alex Gelsomino flying high in a 2009 Ford Fiesta rally car - ©Arthur Partyka

Block's MWRT Ford Fiesta rall-car sideways - ©Arthur Partyka

Block's MWRT Ford Fiesta rally-car sideways - ©Arthur Partyka

Block signing a T-shirt for his fan - ©Arthur Partyka

Block signing a T-shirt for his fan - ©Arthur Partyka

Block & Gelsomino power sliding through a corner at 100AW - ©Arthur Partyka

Block & Gelsomino power sliding through a corner at 100AW - ©Arthur Partyka


Ken Block tests for 5th win at the 2010 100 Acre Wood Rally in the Monster Energy Ford Fiesta

Travis Pastrana had a little mishap on the Potosi Super Special stage. He broke the left rear control arm in his 2009 Subaru Impreza STI and could not continue the rally.

Pastrana & Edstrom kicking up mud with a 2009 Impreza STI - ©Arthur Partyka

Pastrana & Edstrom kicking up mud with a 2009 Impreza STI - ©Arthur Partyka

Travis Pastrana surrounded by fans at the 100AW Rally - ©Arthur Partyka

Travis Pastrana surrounded by fans at the 100AW Rally - ©Arthur Partyka

Travis jumping his Impreza - ©Arthur Partyka

Travis jumping his Impreza - ©Arthur Partyka

The second place went to the Canadian team of Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard. Their 2009 Mitsubishi EVO X was consistently fast on gravel roads of Southern Missouri.

Antoine L'Estage & Nathalie Richard kicking up dirt at 100AW - ©Arthur Partyka

Antoine L'Estage & Nathalie Richard kicking up dirt at 100AW - ©Arthur Partyka

Chicago-based team of Piotr Wiktorczyk and Greg Dorman experienced an engine fire on one of the first stages and could not finish the rally. After the event Dorman explained: “Basically about four and a half miles into the stage our car lost all its power. We pulled over and opened the hood and it was on fire. So we got out some extinguishers, it didn’t want to go out, but the Conleys were kind enough to pull over. We grabbed their extinguisher and we got the fire out”. We’re happy to hear that Piotr and Greg walked away from this incident without a scratch and we hope to see the Rider’s Energy Team on the podium in the near future.

Wiktorczyk & Dorman sporting the Riders Rally Team livery - ©Arthur Partyka

Wiktorczyk & Dorman sporting the Riders Rally Team livery - ©Arthur Partyka

Andrew “ACP” Cormie-Picard blew the engine in his 2007 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX and didn’t have a chance to complete on any of the 100AW special stages.

Andrew "ACP" Cormie-Picard in his EVO IX rally-car - ©Arthur Partyka

Henry & Cindy Krolikowski dominated the 100 Acre Wood regional rally results in their 2000 Subaru Impreza. Their white GC8 STI looked as good as ever, especially after a quick car was in a water splash.

Henry & Cincy Krolikowski plowing through a water-splsh - ©Arthur Partyka

Henry & Cincy Krolikowski plowing through a water-splsh - ©Arthur Partyka

Last, but not least, Arthur captured a photo of Lars Gange, the official Subaru Rally Team USA photographer digging a hole for his Nikon pro camera. You can take a look at the result of this experiment in the Subaru Rally Team USA 100AW gallery.

Lars Gange of Subaru Rally Team USA digging in his Nikon pro camera - ©Arthur Partyka

Lars Gange of Subaru Rally Team USA digging in his Nikon pro camera - ©Arthur Partyka

We’re looking forward to the next event on the Rally-America Schedule, Olympus Rally, based in Olympia, WA that will take place between April 23rd and 25th 2010.

Take a look at the official 100AW highlights by Warwick Patterson and Bill Wood:


2010 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood Official Highlights

Photo Credit: Arthur Partyka

Sources: RallyBuzz, Rally-America, Special Stage, Subaru Rally Team USA, Rider Rally Team, Monster World Rally Team

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