Pritchard and Scott win Lou Fusz Honey Jar Challenge at the 2012 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood
Justin Pritchard from Granville, OH and Ryan Scott from Columbus, OH scored big in only their second event as a rally team, winning the 2012 Lou Fusz Honey Jar Challenge at the 2012 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood. Pritchard returned to rally after a 5 year hiatus in a non-turbo, Open Light Class car. With new car and new co-driver, the outcome was uncertain but proved to be a winning combination.
Scott has co-driven for a hand-full of drivers and participated in events as far away as Mexico, but had never competed at the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood. “The course is fast and challenging. There is little time to pause between calls and no room for error,” said Scott.
Pritchard and Scott finished the Friday regional event 1st in class and 2nd overall, despite losing a minute on Stage 6 due to lack of visibility (dust) after catching a competitor with a flat tire. "We could get close enough to them to occasionally see their taillights, but the dust was so thick we couldn’t get any closer,” Pritchard explained.
On Saturday, Pritchard and Scott not only won their class, but won the regional event, beating Open Class cars with twice their horsepower, and seizing the Lou Fusz Honey Jar Challenge award, which is presented to the top placing AWD competitor over both regional rallies.
“It was unexpected to win the Honey Jar Challenge and get the overall win on Saturday in a non-turbo car at 100 Acre, which is so fast,” said Pritchard. “It is great to return to this sport, the 100 Acre event, and the generous sponsors and supporters like Lou Fusz dealerships.”
Next event on the schedule for Pritchard and Scott is the STPR Rally on June 1-2nd, in Wellsboro, PA.