Posted Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 9:43pm

After Its Deadliest Year, American Rally Presses on Regardless

Last year was supposed to be a celebration: 50 years of stage rallying in America. That’s 50 years of organized competition on dirt, snow, and ice-covered roads in the vast wilderness of America. A half-century of car modifications, roll cages, and bonfires. Instead, 2023 became the year of loss and grief.

In fact, the previous 19 months have hit the rally world hard: three deaths during rallies and two other drivers, including one of the sport’s biggest, passing away after crashes away from the course.