Erica Enders added another breakthrough for female
racers in NHRA competition when she became the first
woman to win a Pro Stock event at the Route 66
Nationals. Enders had to beat the best to do it, edging
four-time Pro Stock champ Greg Anderson in the final.
Loeb and his Citroen show Ken Block
and company the fast way around
L.A.’s fearsome X Games layout.
BULL IN A CHINA SHOP
Sebastien Loeb works his magic on an onerous X Games rally track
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American rally fans have not had the
opportunity to see the most dominant
driver in the category’s history at work, so
the appearance at the X Games RallyCross
in Los Angeles of eight-time World Rally
Champion Sebastien Loeb and his uprated
Citroen WRC car was eagerly awaited.
Unfortunately, much of the event’s
luster was lost when serious accidents in
practice injured two top drivers and
prompted organizers to remove the 50ft
gap between a pair of ramps. Fan favorite
Travis Pastrana getting crashed out of his
heat race was another unexpected blow.
Ex-WRC ace Marcus
Gronholm suffered a
concussion when his
Ford Fiesta hit a concrete
post (LEFT). Toomas
Heikkinen sustained a
broken ankle and
internal injuries in a
X GAMES PAIN
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