Posted Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 11:10pm
Subaru Motorsports USA’s Brandon Semenuk leads the Oregon Trail Rally after the opening two stages on Friday evening.
The American Rally Association points leader was fastest on the first and second passes of the Founders Olmstead, Moore, Nagle super special, and has already built a huge lead. On the first run he was fastest by 13.8 seconds over Sam Albert, driving his Ferrar-engined Subaru, with a gap of a further four seconds to Jeff Seehorn who like Semenuk was driving a 2021-spec Subaru WRX STI.
However it was actually top ARA Regional runner Andy Miller who was third fastest through the stage, 16.7s off Semenuk’s pace in his 2005 Subaru Impreza STi N12. It was the Regional drivers who went in first on both passes, meaning they swept the stage for the National runners.