Dalton, NH July18, 2011 – The 2011 Rally America season started out with a Travis Hanson Sno*Drift victory and ended with a Chris Duplessis Fiesta R2 2WD win. In between some very impressive driving from Wyatt Knox and co-driver Ole Holter and an overall 2WD Championship. Knox had a problematic weekend with fuel system issues on Day 1 causing their Mazda3’s engine to cut out several times. Knox limped the car late into Day 2 before an engine fire finally forced him to retire. Knox and Holter earned enough points in the season that their start at NEFR secured them the 2WD National Championship title.In Two-Wheel-Drive (2WD) competition, a fierce battle raged between more than 25 crews fighting for a piece of the $15,000 MaxAttack! Series prize money. Chris Duplessis and co-driver Karl Atkinson set a blistering pace from the beginning to finish well over three minutes ahead of second fastest 2WD crew of Andrew “ACP” Comrie-Picard and co-driver Jeremy Wimpey. Duplessis put his Ford Fiesta R2 in an astonishing fifth overall.Rounding out the podium at NEFR was Super Production (SP) class driver Travis Hanson and co-driver Terry Hanson. The privateer father/son team put the finishing touches on their flawless season by placing third overall in Maine and third overall in the National Championship. The Hansons dealt with severe overheating issues late in Day 2 while battling to stay ahead of Tom Lawless and co-driver Alex Kihurani. Hanson edged Lawless out of a podium spot by just 7 seconds. Hanson leaves NEFR with the SP class win and a dominant Super Production Championship title victory. Team O’Neil Motorsports would like to thank all the sponsors and our excellent Drivers, Co-Drivers and Service people for a very successful season.