HEREFORDSHIRE co-driver Keaton Williams together with Brandon Semenyuk continued their excellent early season form with another victory on the latest American Rally Association championship round.

The pair in their Red Bull, Subaru USA backed Impreza took a convincing win in the Dirtfish Olympus Rally based in Shelton, Washington by two minutes and 35 seconds, writes Paul Willetts.

The event, consisting of 220 kilometres of high speed action, yet again attracting a high class entry including seven-time USA champion David Higgins.

The plan pre-event for the two-day event was to try and get on the podium to score good championship points for the Herefordshire co-driver.

Day one consisted of eight special stages totalling some 127 kms,with Semenyuk fastest on the opening test which really put the cat amongst the pigeons.

This was followed up by two more stage wins during the opening leg to hold a surprising 32 second lead overnight from Barry McKenna.

Day two offered just over 90kms but included two runs of the famous Wildcat test some 30kms of what can only be described as Corsica on gravel, with the now famous "Brandon's Bridge" to catch out the unwary.

"We had a good clean run through Wildcat, it's a difficult stage and if Barry was to make inroads into our lead he had to attack here," said Williams.

Such was Semenyuk's pace over the 30 kms he was a staggering 49 seconds quicker than team mate Pastrana to hold a two-minute lead with three tests remaining but included the second run of Wildcat which was also the power stage.

This was completed successfully and with fastest time on the last stage maximum bonus points to complete a fantastic weekend.

This result gives Semenyuk a 15 point lead in the ARA series.

The championship now heads for the West Coast again to Portland Oregan for the Oregan Trail rally on May 21 to 23.