Elfyn Evans stormed to victory at Secto Automotive Rally Finland on Sunday afternoon to keep alive his hopes of a maiden FIA World Rally Championship title.
Celebrating your 21st birthday by threading a state-of-the art World Rally Car along the world’s fastest rally roads in pursuit of victory in front of passionate home-town fans sounds like a comic-book story.
The FIA World Rally Championship will stage its most northerly round ever this week when the Arctic Rally Finland hosts the series for the first time. Taking the place of the cancelled Rally Sweden as the season’s only pure winter event, it promises perfect ice and snow conditions as well as stunning scenery. And while the weather is certain to be cold, the competition is likely to be as hot as ever.
While NASCAR spent the weekend fighting the rain in Daytona Beach, across the pond in Finland some of the world’s best rally drivers were sending their machines through corners on snow. With the Arctic Rally Finland coming up shortly, the Otepää Winter Rally was held on Saturday as a tune-up event for any competitors willing to give the race a go. Participants conquered 52.5 miles of roads covered in snow throughout the course.
Spire Motorsports announced that Corey LaJoie will drive the team’s No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE in the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) full time in 2021 and beyond.