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Three-time 2018 Rally America National Championship race winners Piotr Fetela and Dominik Jozwiak of Fetela Rally Team will be first on the road at next weekend’s Show-Me Rally, the seventh round of the season. Based in Potosi, Missouri and using many of the same roads as Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, 30 entries are currently listed in the weekend start order.

Following Fetela/Jozwiak on the road will be Dave and Mike Brown, the current Rally America National Championship points leaders. Coming into the event, the Browns hold a 10-point advantage in both the overall driver and co-driver championships; with a maximum of 12 points available next weekend (one each for starting and finishing, and 10 for a win), this weekend could have a major effect on the championship.

Defending event winner Charles Surdyke will be third on the road, partnering with Colin Vickman this year after taking the 2017 win alongside Matthew Conte. Surdyke won last year’s event by just 1.7 seconds over Nathan Usher and Marianna Langosch, who currently rank third in the championship and will start fifth. Splitting them will be Michael Hooper, the highest-ranked 2WD starter, who will pair with rookie co-driver Brian Katz for the weekend. 2016 winners Micah Nickelson and Tyler Ptacek will also start with the front runners, taking off sixth.

The full start order for Show-Me Rally can be found here. More information on the event can be found on its official website here. Interested volunteers can learn more and apply here.