Black Bear Rally 2019 - Podium
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Matthew Ballinger and Bruce Leonard
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July 13, 2019.- This weekend’s Black Bear Rally, fourth round of the Eastern Canadian Rally Championship (ECRC), marked the end of the first half of the 2019 season. Ten competitive stages were on the programme for the teams entered in this traditional event, which was running its twenty-fourth edition this year and was once again held on the roads in the Catchacoma Lake region, near the Kawartha Provincial Park, north of Peterborough (Ontario).
The victory came to Ontarian driver Matthew Ballinger, of Hampton, co-driven by Bruce Leonard (of Georgetown, ON), at the wheel of a Production 4-wheel drive Subaru WRX STI. The duo battled for the entire duration of the event right up until the final moments of the last stage with Eric Vlasic and Sean McConnachie, driving a Subaru Legacy, also in the Production 4WD class.