November 21, 2012
As last year we won arguably the most challenging rally in North America, I was going to write about how awesome our team is, but then I realized that only my mom would read that, so I changed my mind.
A much better story would be to talk about a small miracle performed by a Toronto based production company, TV2GO. For years they have been behind awesome TV shows covering rounds of the Canadian Rally Championship on TSN and RDS.
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July 20, 2012
Career Log updated. New info on the 8 events from 2012 season.
We’ve added search, so now it’s easy to see how many events I didn’t finish by typing in ‘DNF’ into the search box.
March 9, 2012
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February 2, 2012
Wow! What can I say! Our first US event was full of drama! We’ve had it all: countless spins and offs, quick times, mechanical problems, nursing a bashed up car, wrong tyre choice, and a great battle, which we won! We’ve made mistakes, but we’ve delivered when it mattered and we’ve never cracked under pressure! Just to make sure the event was really memorable, the hard-earned third place was taken away because of a technicality. We’ve protested and we’ll see how it ends.
Huge thanks to all our fans for the massive support, to Rally America and all the volunteers for an event this special, and to my new team mate Carl Williamson for a great event!
January 31, 2012
Is snow and ice interesting without studs? Very!
Is crazy Leo ‘actually’ crazy? Very!
Will I do it again? Hell yes!!
There’s nothing weirder (and scarier) than driving flat in 6th gear down roads that you can’t even stand on!
It truly was a great rally and I have to take my hat off to those volunteers that stayed out in those conditions to enable the rally to run as smoothly as it did. Unfortunately, we had various fights with the snow banks and scenery and we also had an issue with running on 3 cylinders at one point. One of the results of these incidents was that with all the backfiring and impacts, we blew out the internal baffling of the catalytic converter.
Unfortunately, even after battling back to snatch 3rd, the stewards decided at post-event scrutineering that this was an intentional move for increased performance. What would have been better in that ice was half the power!!
However, we have lodged a protest against the decision and we are sure that Rally America will arrive at a fair decision based on the information we have given them.
Looking ahead, we have Rallye Perce-Neige this weekend and we hope to emulate the potential we showed on Sno*Drift.
A big thanks to Can-Jam Motorsports for preparing a great car and of course to Crazy Leo for driving the socks off it…:)
— Carl Williamson
January 31, 2012
After post rally technical inspection, the catalytic converter was found to be not in full compliance with the regulations. The catalytic converter was new prior to the start of the rally, but it appears that the substrate was all blown out. We suspect this was a result of a backfiring issue caused by an ignition coil failure.
We have lodged a protest against the decision and we are sure that Rally America will arrive at a fair decision based on the information we have given them.