As part of the Central European Zone Baja series, Baja Slovakia (487 kms in special stages) attracted, if not some top tier names than some decent race bakkies. The sand in all the pics from this event make it look truly like a Baja event of one sort or another. I wouldn't have guessed that there was so much sand to race on in Central/Eastern Europe. Looks like I would have been wrong. Nissan had a solid showing here taking two of the three podium positions. Third place went to Jifi Pribyl and his No. 3 Nissan Kingcar (?) while second place went to Erik Korda and his No. 4 Nissan Navara. While Pribyl was 1:07 off the winner's pace, Korda finished only 16 minutes back. Event winner was Balasz Szalay and his No. 1 Opel Antara (a Saturn Vue here in the US). Balasz is a highly experienced, multiple time Dakar entrant, so ending up behind him is no shame for anyone.