Subaru Rally Team USA has landed in Colorado Springs for the final round of the Global RallyCross Championship at Pikes Peak International Raceway. This event, labeled Last Chance, features two separate days of racing with the one-on-one SuperRally on Friday and the RallyCross competition on Saturday. This weekend marks the first time SRT USA's David Higgins has campaigned in a RallyCross format event.
Jump practice was first on the schedule today, and went very smoothly for Higgins in his 2011 Subaru WRX STI. Though he had never previously attempted the huge 50-foot gap jump, he was immediately comfortable tackling this essential component of RallyCross. Next up was full course practice where Higgins set competitive times and became familiar with the track.
In qualifying, David placed third overall which advanced him to the quarterfinals. In the SuperRally format, each elimination round consists of a best-of-three set of two-lap races. In the semifinals, Higgins got the hole shot of the first race and kept the lead through to the win. Bested in the second race, he continued to a third. Higgins nailed the launch; but going in to the first turn they made contact, which caused David to lose too much time to remain competitive. As a result, David Higgins in SRT USA #75 ended up placing fourth in the All Wheel Drive class of SuperRally.