Rally spectators of all shapes and sizes came out for the Oregon Trail Rally (no geese were harmed in the making of this caption).
The Subaru Motorsports USA WRX STI got out to an early lead on the first stage, Founders Super Special I, Friday evening.
Driver Brandon Semenuk (pictured) and co-driver Keaton Williams ended Friday’s stages in the lead but had a full weekend of racing ahead of them.
The Oregon Trail Rally is known for its incredible landscape and scenic views; neither disappointed this weekend.
Dry conditions meant the Subaru Motorsports USA team had to “sweep” excess dust off the course ahead of competitors, adding difficulty but not slowing the team down.
Saturday’s weather cranked temperatures up in the cars, but Brandon Semenuk was in a good mood as the team closed out a solid day of stage wins.
Entirely asphalt, the Maryhill Road featured in stages six and 10 of the Oregon Trail Rally is unique for the ARA.
The action escalated throughout the Sunday stages (professional drivers; closed course).
Temperatures cooled down on Sunday, but the dust remained.
The intense action took its toll on the Subaru Motorsports USA WRX STI, but the crew made the most of every maintenance period to keep its drivers in the lead.
Thousands of spectators turned out for an unseasonably warm weekend at one of the ARA’s most scenic events.
Semenuk and Williams celebrate a fourth overall win in a row, and a solid lead in the ARA Championship standings.