The Rally in the 100 Acre Wood ended early for Rally America and Canadian Rally Championship contender Crazy Leo Urlichich and his co-driver Carl Williamson.
Urlichich and Williamson went off the road and crashed into a tree on Stage 9 after a previously damaged tie-rod finally gave way. The crew had tried to repair the tie rod prior to their off but the temporary fix snapped, causing Leo to lose the steering as they negotiated a fast right-hand turn. CrazyLeo had started Saturday's stages in fourth overall only 25.1 seconds adrift from ex-European champion Krzysztof Holowczyc and was looking for yet another podium finish.
Can-Jam Motorsports had worked feverishly for two solid weeks leading up to the event. Previously, in the Rally Perce-Neige the car had suffered major damage from a hard collision with a hydro pole. Additionally the team had miraculously continued to develop their Subaru and had several improvements to their suspension which was tested in the days leading up to 100 Acre Wood.
Thousands of enthusiastic fans showed to see rally superstar Ken Block take on North America