The La Carrera Panamericana was held October 23-29, 2009 over 3,600 kilometers and seven stages through 13 states in Mexico. Stig Blomqvist, 1984 World Rally Champion, won overall honors in a Studebaker.
Sweden made the 1-2 in the overall ranking of the 22nd edition of the classic car race, because behind Blomqvist and his navigator, Venezuelan Ana Goni Boracco, ranked Lars Stugemo and Jonny Olofsson.
Mexico took the fight with the brothers Alejandro and Mauricio Pimentel, who won two stages, however an error in the third day, which ran from Mexico City to Queretaro, made the difference in the end to the duo-Boracco Blomqvist, who practically gave a flawless display.
The seventh and final stage of La Carrera Panamericana, which kicked off in Huatulco, Oaxaca, came at 8:00 AM of Zacatecas and the northern border came shortly after four o’clock, after a long journey of 703 kilometers of which were 50 speed kilometers, divided into five sections.
In the Studebaker number 110 of the Tourism category Mayor, Boracco and Blomqvist won only two stages, however masterfully guided their car through Mexico to reach the new monarchs as the goal arc, located in Guerrero Avenue, where hundreds of laredenses gathered to receive the weary convoy Pan.
Boracco and Blomqvist started their journey in Zacatecas in his Studebaker with a total time of 4:25.09 hours, with a clean control card penalties, and just over 12 minutes ahead of Stugemo and Olffsson, also in a Studebaker, so It was enough to get to Nuevo Laredo to formalize its title.
2009 La Carrera Panamericana Final Results
1. Stig Blomqvist SWE/Ana Goni Boracco VEN Studebaker – Turismo Mayor Class
2. Lars Stugemo SWE/Jonny Olofsson SWE Studebaker – Turismo Mayor Class
3. Alejandro Pimentel MEX/Mauricio Pimentel MEX Dodge – Turismo Mayor Class
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