CONFUSION OVER A ROAD CLOSURE FORCED PRE-EVENT TESTING TO BE SUSPENDED AT THE BEHEST OF LOCAL OFFICIALS
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DIRTFISH MEDIA
WORDS BY MASON RUNKEL
The ARA-sanctioned testing session for the 100 Acre Wood rally has been unexpectedly canceled following what appears to be a miscommunication between officials in the area.
Testing was running as normal until two dark green Chevrolet trucks blew through the caution tape at a hairpin turn that had two access roads on it.
The volunteers at the corner managed to stop the vehicles just before driving onto the live test route against the flow of traffic.
One of the vehicles belonged to the Chief of County Roads for the area. After stepping out of the vehicle, he claimed the 100AW organizer was not authorized to use the route and that the testing session had to be shut down.