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How About that 2017 Olympus Rally!

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How About that 2017 Olympus Rally!
May 15, 2017 02:27PM
Seriously great roads with LONG stages.
There was a great battle between a Merkur, a Volvo, and an R2 Fiesta.
Derek Nelson in the Turbo BRZ was killing it in 2wd until the transmission decided it needed a vacation.
Ryan Millen is going incredibly fast in a Rav4 with an automatic.

The Volvo (lacking power steering) had a great chase with a 2.5RS on Nahwatzel that resulted in a broken windshield and some CLOSE calls when they would go too slow into a corner or go a little wide and end up in the soft stuff on the outside. 100mph and 6-car lengths between at one point, that was fun! It was exciting being in the same corner tandem drifting on stage!

To all the volunteers, organizers, crew, and photographers... Thank you!
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Re: How About that 2017 Olympus Rally!
May 15, 2017 07:50PM
You guys were brilliant this weekend!


I think I want to touch Derek's BRZ inappropriately.
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Re: How About that 2017 Olympus Rally!
May 15, 2017 08:44PM
Good times, Great oldies! Nabbed some crappy phone pics and had a great time crewing and learning. Big thanks to the law offices of Clark, Clark and Knight for takingme on again, Mr. Culbertson for all his help over the years and Mr. Gobright for taking me under his wing and teaching me how to be a proper crew person.



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Re: How About that 2017 Olympus Rally!
May 15, 2017 11:17PM
What happened to the Nice Blue Volvo that was spanking the 'spensive as fuck Xratty all weekend--sumpin dreadful on last stage???



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Re: How About that 2017 Olympus Rally!
May 16, 2017 01:31AM
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What happened to the Nice Blue Volvo that was spanking the 'spensive as fuck Xratty all weekend--sumpin dreadful on last stage???
Last stage of day one, the fuse for the ECU popped. No sings of a shorted wire anywhere. Tossed a higher amp fuse in. I'm ordering circuit breakers in the next few days.
On day two we had a shock failure on the second to last stage, and the decision was made to drive conservatively to finish, hence the slower time.
I was all for driving like a maniac smiling smiley
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