2004 FIA Production Car World Rally champion Niall McShea took the 'Last Chance Qualifier' invitation for the X Games 14 rally event last weekend when he won the New England Forest Rally.

McShea dominated the event - the sixth round in the 2008 Rally American National Championship, taking the lead early on in his Mitsubishi Evo 9 and eventually finishing more than a minute up on Andrew Pinker.

Subaru Rally Team USA's Travis Pastrana finished third, and the ex-Moto X star now moves into the lead in the RANC drivers' standings, as he bids to win the crown for the third year in succession.

The 12-driver field for the X Games 14 rally event next month meanwhile is expected to include 2007 podium finishers Tanner Foust, Ken Block and Pastrana; qualifiers Andrew Comrie-Picard, Matt Johnson, Antoine L'Estage, Kyle Sarasin, Pat Moro and Nathan Conley; at-large invitees Dave Mirra and Kenny Bartram, and Last Chance Qualifier McShea.

The X Games 14 Rally Car Racing competition will take place on Sunday, August 3 2008. It will be the third time rallying has been including in the 'Games', with Pastrana having won the first rally race back in 2006, when he beat Colin McRae, while Foust won it in 2007.

 

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