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Old 02-23-2018, 05:43 PM   #910
Kentrik
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Join Date: Sep 2006
Chapter/Region: RMIC
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03 WRX I do not
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Had a training group come in from Method Wheels today. I guess they've still got the wheel that David Higgins drove on for the rally win at Mt. Hood in 2014 at the Oregon Trail Rally up in their conference room. Bummer, I was hoping they would bring it in with them to show off. Still, hell of a marketing device...





If you're not familiar with the storey, this is the rough explanation, courtesy of Method's website...

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The dominating duo of David Higgins and Craig Drew got off to a decent start, but found themselves a couple minutes behind teammates Travis Pastrana and his co-driver Chrissie Beavis in first. In one of the first turns during Stage 6, Higgins hit the left-rear of the car and ended up de-beading the tire on the wheel. The stage was roughly 15 miles total, with the raw Method wheel having to face nearly 14 miles of rocks, jumps and speeds over 100mph. Due to some recent structural improvements, the wheel held up amazingly well and only caused Higgins to lose minimal time to the leader Pastrana. Going into the last day of the race, Higgins and Drew had brought Pastrana and Beavis' lead down to under a minute. After the first two stages, they were within seconds of one another. Pastrana and Beavis ran into some unfortunate problems with two tire punctures, allowing their teammates to take the lead.
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