Rally in the 100 Acre Wood

I learned about the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood while living in Rolla last year but wasn't able to see it. I made a special effort to check it out this year and was glad I did, since the race featured the return of Subaru Rally Team USA driver (and X Games star) Travis Pastrana. David Higgins, his Subaru teammate and a top rally driver, was also racing. There were also a large number of drivers from around the area and the world in a huge variety of cars. 

It was my first rally race and I took some pictures on my own as a spectator on Friday, just to check the event out. Next year, I might try to snag a credential, work the racing stages more and try and shoot the famous jump at the cattle gate! 

Travis Pastrana poses for a picture with fans. 

Travis Pastrana poses for a picture with fans. 

Co-driver William Jang pulls tires out of his 2015 Honda Fit rally car. 

Co-driver William Jang pulls tires out of his 2015 Honda Fit rally car. 

Subaru Rally Team USA driver David Higgins. 

Subaru Rally Team USA driver David Higgins. 

Co-driver Joseph Patava, left, and driver Jeff Timpe hang out with their 1995 Subaru Impreza. They made a pretty entertaining video from the race, click on the picture to see it. 

Co-driver Joseph Patava, left, and driver Jeff Timpe hang out with their 1995 Subaru Impreza. They made a pretty entertaining video from the race, click on the picture to see it. 

Co-driver Martin Brady

Co-driver Martin Brady

Driver John Hill sitting in his slightly chewed up 1967 Ford Cortina.

Driver John Hill sitting in his slightly chewed up 1967 Ford Cortina.

David Higgins on stage three of the race. 

David Higgins on stage three of the race. 

 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood near Steelville, Mo., Friday, March 18, 2016.
Subaru Rally Team USA crew members work on Travis Pastrana's 2016 Subaru WRX STI.

Subaru Rally Team USA crew members work on Travis Pastrana's 2016 Subaru WRX STI.

Ryan Millen driving his 2015 Toyota Rav4 on stage four. 

Ryan Millen driving his 2015 Toyota Rav4 on stage four. 

Crews work on Nick Roberts' 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX STi.  

Crews work on Nick Roberts' 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX STi.  

Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana and co-driver Christian Edstrom on stage six. 

Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana and co-driver Christian Edstrom on stage six. 

Matthew Conte and co-driver Lauren Conte spin out on stage six. 

Matthew Conte and co-driver Lauren Conte spin out on stage six. 

Corey Holmes and his somewhat wrecked 1998 Subaru Impreza. 

Corey Holmes and his somewhat wrecked 1998 Subaru Impreza.