Reeves back in action in Rally America series
- 21st August 2013, 2:35pm
Keen to expand his already impressive international experience and test himself against the best US drivers, Reeves joined forces with Team O'Neil earlier this year and has contested each round of the Rally America Series since in a Ford Fiesta 2WD prepared by the New Hampshire based team. It has proven to be a successful partnership with Reeves convincingly winning each of the three events he has entered - the Oregon Trail Rally, Susquehannock Trail Rally and the New England Forest Rally.
Despite missing the first two rounds of the 7-round series, Reeves and Smyth currently sit second in the 2WD championship race, just 23 points behind series leader, Andrew Comrie-Pickard (Scion xD). Not only will Reeves be aiming for a win in the final two rounds, he also needs Comrie-Pickard to finish lower than second on at least one event to ensure he snares the title. Dillon Van Way, who is currently sitting fourth in the 2WD championship, has entered the Super Production 4WD class for this event so it looks like a two way fight between Reeves and Comrie-Pickard for two wheel drive honours.
This weekend's event includes a total of 222 kilometres of rallying with three of the 15 stages to be held in the dark on Friday night, something that Reeves is looking forward to.
Whilst all the cards have to fall correctly for the Championship title to go his way, Reeves is confident of another good result at the upcoming Ojibwe Rally, and based on his performances so far, things are looking good. Since the previous round his Fiesta has had a quick freshen up with the motor being stripped and some adjustments to the brakes to help with a better balanced system, which all bodes well for another good event.
"The three rallies we have done so far have gone quite well," Reeves said.
"We had some really strong competition in the last round and ACP is getting faster and faster each time we race. The biggest thing we have had is consistency and a reliable car. I’m much better prepared going into the Ojibwe Rally so everything is looking good."
The Ojibwe Rally will be held in the Detroit Lakes area of Minnesota from August 23 to 24.
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