Rogue deer snatches victory from Pastrana at 2008 Snodrift Rally

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"After amassing a healthy lead over their competitors, Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana and co-driver Christian Edstrom were able to play it cool for the second to last stage of the 2008 SnoDrift Rally last weekend. All was well as they made their way through the forest roads and fresh powder until one of God's creatures decided that now would be a good time to cross the ice-covered stage road. As the 2007 WRX STI careened down the road at over 60 mph and Bambi colliding with Pastrana's left front bumper, causing irreparable damage to the engine and ending the team's race as the Subaru coasted to a stop. We're not sure if it was Pastrana or Edstrom who let out the shriek just as the deer hit, but we've got to give them points for using far fewer expletives than we would have."
 

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I know nothing of rally driving. Are those numbers that guys giving him the amount he is to turn or what is the significance of them
 

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the numbers indicate the degree of the turn ahead. theres no set way to call out pace notes, every co-driver has a different system. but its usually from 1-5, and depending on how they do it, a 1 could practically be a hairpin turn and a 5 could be just a slight bank, or visa versa

"4 right 50" could mean a hard right turn in 50 feet
 

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Back...and to the right.
Back...and to the right.
Back...and to the right.
Back...and to the right.





Sounded like Howard Ddean was in the car!
 

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They are lucky it wasnt a racked buck they hit. They are the ones who tend to get stuck in windshields.
 

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