Archive for 'CRC 2008'

Pat Richard closes out 2008 with a win!

Posted on 22. Nov, 2008 by .

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Pat Richard and Alan Ockwell commandeered a lead of over five minutes heading into the final stages of the 2008 Rally of the Tall Pines. In an event that has punished many, even those still in the hunt had to fight to make it to the end.

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Richard and Ockwell take lead at Pines

Posted on 22. Nov, 2008 by .

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Pat Richard and Alan Ockwell have claimed a massive lead over the early stages of the 2008 Rally of the Tall Pines. Their biggest competition, in the form of Antoine L'Estage in his Hyundai Tiburon and Ken Block of the Subaru Rally Team USA, both suffered problems in the early stages.

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The Real Deal

Posted on 21. Nov, 2008 by .

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Each year, we look forward to Tall Pines. As media, we each get a chance to sit down in the right seat of a rally car as part of the media rides program. This year, Erik Ockwell and I got to ride with some of the best. I hopped in with Subaru Rally Team USA [...]

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Throwdown Showdown: Rally of the Tall Pines 2008

Posted on 21. Nov, 2008 by .

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The stage is set for the final round of the Canadian Rally Championship – the Rally of the Tall Pines. The teams have been out on their recce passes and are due into the service area any moment. Cold temperatures in the Bancroft, Ontario area mean that roads are frozen, some consisting of frozen gravel, [...]

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On the Limit: Ken Block and Rally

Posted on 19. Nov, 2008 by .

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Four years ago, a brand new driver arrived at the Rally of the Tall Pines for his rally debut. After an off road excursion that ended his event, the driver left Bancroft and didn't return until 2007. In the years between events, that driver went from an unknown to one of the top names in [...]

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Pat takes title, L’Estage takes win

Posted on 18. Oct, 2008 by .

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Pat Richard and Alan Ockwell have finished the 2008 Pacific Forest Rally in third place after starting from last place this morning. The finish has secured the 2008 Canadian Rally Championship for Subaru Rally Team Canada in their first season back to rallying in Canada. Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard have won the event, putting [...]

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Antoine L’Estage takes charge at PFR

Posted on 18. Oct, 2008 by .

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Friday’s stages at the 2008 running of the Pacific Forest Rally have wrapped up, though for some teams the day ended much earlier. Most crews have been able to make it through the rough stages.

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Championship up for Grabs at Pacific Forest Rally

Posted on 17. Oct, 2008 by .

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Flatovercrest.com has arrived in Merritt, BC for round five of the Canadian Rally Championship, the Pacific Forest Rally. First run in 2002, the rally takes place throughout the Nicola Valley and is run over two days. Twenty five cars have arrived in town ready to take on the mountain stages.

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Richard & Ockwell continue winning streak at 2008 Defi

Posted on 07. Sep, 2008 by .

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Pat Richard and co-driver, Alan Ockwell, continued their winning ways this weekend at the 2008 Rallye Defi.  With the win, the Subaru Rally Team Canada duo take a seemingly insurmountable lead in the championship with two events remaining this season. True to form, Defi was a test of car preparation and endurance, with the long [...]

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