Posted Monday, August 26, 2013 at 1:50am
Defending Rally America Champion David Higgins overcame both extraordinary and unexpected adversity at the Ojibwe Forests Rally to finish 2nd Overall in his 2013 Subaru WRX STI. First Higgins was impeded by choking dust which affected every top car except the first on the road. Comfortably in 2nd overall, Higgins was then besieged by an unbelievable chain of events including potentially breaking his hand while driving, then later having an SUV run over his foot while inspecting a steering issue. The team also had a near miss with a falling tree. Amazingly, Higgins and his co-driver Craig Drew persevered and were able to finish the remainder of the rally and reach the podium. The finish helps Higgins continue to lead the Rally America Driver’s Championship with just one round to go.