Brandon Semenuk, building his pace and experience in only his second event in the Open Class WRX STI, picked up his second consecutive podium with a third-place finish.
Travis Pastrana and new co-driver Rhianon Gelsomino set the pace from the rally’s first stage, taking a 23-second stage win and paving the way for their first 2020 victory.
The victory at the 2020 Ojibwe Forests Rally was Travis Pastrana’s first outright win since clinching the American Rally Association championship here in 2017.
Despite the lack of spectators and mandatory social distancing guidelines, Ojibwe offered Pastrana a return to the familiar—he has now won the event a record-tying six times.
Gelsomino, Pastrana, Semenuk and Hall celebrate their first double podium as Subaru Motorsports USA teammates.
Travis Pastrana and co-driver Rhianon Gelsomino take flight over one of Ojibwe Forests Rally’s big crests.
Brandon Semenuk and co-driver John Hall pushed through a pair of tire punctures over the course of the weekend to produce fast times and a pair of stage wins.
Brandon Semenuk prepares for one of Ojibwe Forests Rally’s fast and challenging stages.
Pastrana tosses his WRX STI sideways on the infamous land-bridge road of Ojibwe’s Height O’ Land stage.
Semenuk and co-driver John Hall now sit second in the ARA national championship standings thanks to a pair of podium finishes in their first two rounds.
Brandon Semenuk pushes for the top of the timesheets in only his second running of Ojibwe Forests Rally.
Brandon Semenuk negotiates a high-speed right-hand corner in the sandy, rutted soil of the Minnesota forests.
Travis Pastrana led wire-to-wire to win Minnesota’s Ojibwe Forests Rally, the first victory of 2020 for Subaru Motorsports USA.
Travis Pastrana is virtually unstoppable on the Ojibwe stages, having now won the event six times.