Thirty minutes outside of San Diego, California, Bucky Lasek is home for a rare two days off before his next event. It doesn't take long for regular life to settle in, and Bucky enjoys a rare one-on-one day with his daughter. Bucky's passion for motorsports is only surpassed by his desire to prove himself. And he feels that with nearly two years in Global RallyCross, his goal can now shift from development to fighting for podiums.
Two days later at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, the Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team is outside the oval doing a final shakedown. With temperatures expected to be in the mid 90s and extremely humid, the race will be very taxing on the drivers and the cars. The track is a tricky one. With dirt sections that get very rutted and rough, some of Subaru's competitors are feeling the adversity.
But for the Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team, things are looking up. All three Subarus qualify well but Bucky Lasek lands a notable fifth fastest time, beating both his teammates. It's Bucky's best seeding position yet in GRC, proving that his track and karting racecraft is beginning to meld with the more raw world of RallyCross. The true joy of RallyCross is that predicting the outcome is simply impossible. A podium finish is never out of reach until three cars cross the finish line. And as the cars leave the start line for a 10 lap final, the script changes once again...
It's been a long month for the team. Zig-zagging the country in the hunt for success doesn't come without its toll. But when the toll is paid, you get to cross the bridge. A taste of success only makes you hungry for more.