Local rally driver takes home championship title

CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER–Al Dantes, Jr., along with his beloved #50 rally car, Rexine. Dantes attended 8 rallies through the year, picking up codrivers and crew along the way. Photo by Al Dantes, Jr.

by Melissa Newland
After 10 years in the making and crossing the finish line at the Show Me Rally in Potosi, MO, Al Dantes of L’Anse officially celebrated his win for the title of 2021 American Rally Association East Division Open 2WD Driver Champion. Dantes and his team were elated to take home the hard-won honor after the event held Nov. 5-6, 2021 that they worked so hard to attain. “This year’s American Rally Association and NASA RallySport season was unbelievable for me,” said Dantes about the season. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.