The Columbia River Gorge, Mount Hood and surrounding areas will be on national television this Sunday as The Oregon Trail Rally airs on NBC Sports Network at 3 p.m. (PST). The race was held May 2-4 as a stage of the national Rally America series and covered terrain from Portland International Raceway, Dufur and the eastern Gorge and several gravel roads in Hood River County.
The one-hour show was jointly produced by Rally America and Rage Productions (Bend, Ore.) and will showcase top quality action sports coverage, including personal stories of national and regional competitors as they battle to overcome obstacles in their race to the podium.
David Higgins and Craig Drew of Subaru Rally Team USA won this year’s Oregon Trail Rally, for the fourth consecutive year. They were challenged all the way to the finish line by Subaru team mates Travis Pastrana and Chrissie Beavis.
Local teams claimed wins in the Regional Rally events that took place in conjunction with the Oregon Trail Rally, including Dave Henderson and Terrence McDowell, both from Hood River, who took first place in the Trail’s End Rally.