It's impossible to talk about the best rally drivers in North America without mentioning Antoine L'Estage near the head of the list, and with good reason. Over the course of the past decade he has become the yardstick (or perhaps meter-stick) for North American competitors. A second-generation rally driver from Quebec, Antoine grew up watching his father compete, instilling the rally bug in him early. In the late 90's Antoine began racing himself, doing some of the Eastern Canada events in a 1985 Toyota GTS. With a move up to an all-wheel drive 1990 Eagle Talon in 2001 Antoine gave the first real indication of his abilities, winning the Novice class of the Canadian Rally Championship and finishing an impressive eighth in the overall points. Five years later, after two runner up finishes, Antoine would claim the Canadian national title, beginning his run of Canadian rally domination.
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