2017 RallySprint at DirtFish Recap

2017 RallySprint at DirtFish Recap

On a surprisingly clear and sunny day, the first RallySprint of 2017 was held at DirtFish Rally School.  With just a month until Oregon Trail Rally, many competitors came out to dust off the cobwebs and work out some off-season kinks.  What resulted was a day of fantastic racing with a great crew of volunteers and our first, but hopefully not last, baby goat support crew.


Andy Miller vs. Kenny Wahl Showdown: Despite being in different classes, these two went head to head all day long.  Wahl, of the Canadian Rally Team, held onto the fastest run of the day while Miller whittled down his runs to walk away with the fastest cumulative time overall – by .6 seconds!

Michael Cadwell Going the Distance: After making the long haul from SoCal, Cadwell took home first in class in his 1994 BMW 325is.

David Hintz Putting on a Show: If we had an award for best showmanship, Hintz would have brought home the bacon.  He made his 1999 BMW M3 dance in a way that had our fans asking ‘Who is that guy?’

Baby Goat Support Crew: When your baby goats must be bottle fed, race day does not get in the way.  Kevin Morrison and co-driver Denae Murphy made the trek from Oregon with kids in tow to make sure they got the care they needed.


AWD Over

Kevin Wahl – 2002 Subaru WRX

Andy Sharples – 2000 Subaru WRX

James Rimmer – 2015 Subaru STI

AWD Under

Andy Miller – 2000 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS

Tony Torchia – 2003 Subaru Impreza

Brian Jeide – 2002 Subaru Impreza


Dave Hintz – 1999 BMW M3

Michael Cadwell – 1994 BMW 325is

Chris Kobayashi – 2000 Ford Focus

For a full list of competitors and results, check out the results page here.


Of course, these events are only made possible by the scores of volunteer who give up their weekends to help with the course set up, safety and race day positions – thank you all!

All photos copyright Dave Hager, Pacific Northwest Car Culture, 2017