Rally of the Tall Pines 2019 - Philippe Benoit / Éric Dubé
Crédit photo : CARS (Canadian Association of Rally Sport)
Philippe Benoît and Éric Dubé Win the Rally of the Tall Pines !
November 25, 2019.- This past weekend, as part of the Rally of the Tall Pines in Bancroft, Ontario, the 2019 season of the Eastern Canadian Rally Championship (ECRC) concluded. The event was highlighted by the achievement of Quebeckers Philippe Benoît and Éric Dubé, who were the fastest overall with their two-wheel drive Mini Cooper! This was the first time in the history of the ECRC that a 2WD vehicle has landed in the top spot of the overall podium.
This victory allows Benoît and Dubé to win the ECRC 2-wheel drive championship, while in the overall standings, the driver’s title goes to Ontarian Matthew Ballinger and the co-driver’s title goes to Quebecker Marilou Leblanc. Ballinger is also the Production 4-wheel drive champion, joining Bruce Leonard in the same class as co-driving champion.