The two-car Juggernaut Motorsports team was back in force at the 2013 Rally of the Tall Pines. Cold temperatures and varying stage conditions made the rally quite interesting.
Kulikowski / Nichols started off the rally with a very competitive pace having the two fastest times in 2WD on the first two stages. They spent the whole day battling for a spot on the 2WD podium but an unfortunate sheared ball joint ended their rally early on stage 10.
“We tried a few new things with the setup of the car; some worked, some didn’t. I was happy with our pace but being a little overzealous cost us quite some time with five small offs, including one at high speed.” A. Kulikowski
Sutherland / Gospodinov had a more conservative start to the rally. The conditions proved to be difficult to find a competitive pace for the team. They ended up finishing the rally 4th O2WD and 8th overall in regional
“It was my first time ever racing on snow and ice so I took a very conservative approach to the rally. I wasn’t too happy with the pace I had throughout the race after improving on gravel at other rallies throughout the season but I was having a hard time getting used to the conditions. I had never finished the rally of the tall pines driving or co-driving so it was nice to make it to the end of the rally.” G. Sutherland.
The team’s next event will be the Lanark Highlands Forest Rally in May 2014.
We would like to thank our sponsors as well: NV Auto, HID Canada, O’Brien Motorsports and Vita Graphica.