Best known for his skills on a skateboard, 12-time X Games Skateboard Vert Medalist Bucky Lasek began his journey into racing on a shiftercart at his local track.
He began his private and competitive driving training at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, and continued perfecting his technique at the prestigious Skip Barber Racing and Tim O’Neil’s Rally schools. In 2009, he began competing in the MMRP Mustang Challenge Series where he consistently placed top 2 in every race. Bucky also recently competed in a handful of Porsche Cup races winning his class on multiple occasions. He also began an intensive rally training regimen at the Dirt Fish Rally School in Snoqualmie, Washington, where he honed his all-wheel-drive skills at the wheel of Subaru WRX STI rally cars. Bucky joins SUBARU PUMA RallyCross Team with the mindset of further developing his skills from his more experienced teammates.
Bucky’s legendary status as a professional athlete in action sports mixed with his passion and driving skills behind the wheel continue to keep him hungry for competition; moving forward, Bucky is fully committed to both skateboarding and competitive RallyCross driving in the coming years.
Launch Control - Episode 4: "Buck Up!"
By: Subaru - June 01, 2013
Launch Control: Subaru PUMA Rallycross driver Bucky Lasek gets sideways in Vermont - Episode 4
Subaru PUMA Rallycross Team driver, Bucky Lasek, drops in at Vermont SportsCar to check out his new rallycross car and show the team his gratitude. Lasek then gets sideways with Ryan Tuerck on some snow covered forest roads. Meanwhile Subaru Rally Team USA is in Missouri testing for the highspeed Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, where Mother Nature throws competitors a curve ball.
Global RallyCross at X Games Barcelona Cancelled By Rainy Weather
By: Subaru - May 19, 2013
Today was a disappointing day for both RallyCross racers and fans alike. Just as the course had been completed and practice was underway, rain started pouring from the sky. Although not continuous, it added enough water to make the dirt course extremely slippery. After multiple delays, GRC officials eventually cancelled the event. It was a truly unfortunate outcome and other than a few practice laps no racing of any kind took place. We'll have to wait for X Games Munich to see these awesome cars battle it out on June 30th.
Global RallyCross will air LIVE on ESPN at 10 a.m. ET, Sunday, May 19th
By: Subaru - May 18, 2013
Global RallyCross will air LIVE on ESPN at 10 a.m. ET, Sunday, May 19th
Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team Ready to Launch 2013 Campaign at X Games Barcelona
By: Subaru - May 18, 2013
Cherry Hill, N.J., - The Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team will kick off its 2013 season with a three-car effort this Sunday at X Games Barcelona. Returning to race the trio of 600 hp Subaru PUMA WRX STI RallyCross cars, will be three-time European RallyCross Champ Sverre Isachsen, BMX icon and seasoned RallyCross driver Dave Mirra and Skate legend Bucky Lasek, in his sophomore year competing in Rallycross.
The team, managed by Vermont SportsCar, has been extremely busy in the off-season...
X Games Barcelona!
By: Subaru - May 14, 2013
Dave Mirra, Bucky Lasek and Sverre Isachsen along with the entire Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team are currently en-route to X Games Barcelona. The rest of the week will be spent preparing for an epic battle in the Montjuic Olympic Stadium on Sunday May 19th. For more information including a 3D animation of the course check out this link. Look for photos and updates towards the end of week as the Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team gets up and running in Spain!
Launch Control - Episode 1: Rinse & Repeat
By: Subaru - April 20, 2013
Launch Control - Episode 01: Rinse & Repeat
Subaru Rally and Rallycross Teams prepare for 2013
In this debut episode of Launch Control, Subaru Rally Team USA driver, David Higgins is preparing and training in Wales, UK for the upcoming season, while the Vermont SportsCar team is hard at work preparing the 2013 Subaru race cars. The day their season finished in 2012, was the day preparation for 2013 began.
If there is a team that knows what goes into winning a championship, this would be it. Subaru's 2012 Rally America Championship victory...
Launch Control Teaser
By: Subaru - April 08, 2013
Get ready for Launch Control, an original web series that will give you a behind-the-scenes look at Subaru Rally Team USA and the Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team throughout the 2013 race season! The first episode hits mid-April 2013. Engage on Twitter and Instagram with #SubaruRally.
GALLERY: 2012 GRC Highlights
By: Subaru - March 30, 2013
Need your RallyCross fix? Check out the Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team gallery from the 2012 Global RallyCross Series. The action continues this summer! Stay tuned for the 2013 event schedule and other news as we get closer to the start of the season.
2013 Subaru Motorsports Calendar Image Downloads
By: Subaru - March 23, 2013
2012 Jump Gallery!
By: Subaru - November 13, 2012
The best Subaru Rally Team and Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team USA jump images from 2012. Download by clicking the top right arrow. Enjoy!
2012 GRC6 Las Vegas - Day 2
By: Subaru - October 31, 2012
Despite a fantastic effort by Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team USA the chance at another podium finish slipped away during the final round of the 2012 Global RallyCross Championship. Team drivers Dave Mirra and Bucky Lasek qualified directly from their heat races to the A Main Final Tuesday evening. Mirra managed to hold off a number of drivers to finish sixth overall. Lasek, in his second consecutive final didn't finish the race, but drove well throughout the event. Sverre Isachsen, coming off a podium finish in the most recent GRC event at the Las Vegas Speedway, became entangled with a number of other cars on the first turn of the opening heat and failed to directly qualify for the finals. Racing in the Last Chance Qualifier...
2012 GRC6 Las Vegas - Day 1
By: Subaru - October 30, 2012
Check out the latest images from the final round of the 2012 Global RallyCross Championship in Las Vegas. The final race takes place Tuesday in conjunction with the opening of the annual SEMA show.
2012 GRC6 Las Vegas - Practice
By: Subaru - October 29, 2012
In preparation for Tuesday's Global RallyCross race and the start of the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team USA spent the afternoon testing on the freshly built course. Excitement is high for the downtown Las Vegas layout which features more dirt than any previous 2012 tracks. Team driver Sverre Isachsen commented "The track is good; it is like the tracks we have in Europe. We had a good first practice today and I'm very happy. The team has made another step forward with my Subaru since the last race, and we reached the podium there so I'm confident and very happy!"...
Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team Readies for 2012 Season Finale at Annual SEMA show in Las Vegas
By: Subaru - October 27, 2012
Cherry Hill, N.J. Oct. 26, 2012 - The 2012 Global RallyCross Championship (GRC) season will come to a close on Tuesday, Oct. 30 where the series' sixth and final race will serve as the kick-off for the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team drivers Sverre Isachsen, Dave Mirra, and Bucky Lasek, are eager to build on Isachsen's podium finish at the previous round and close out the season on a high. The trio will each pilot their nearly 600hp 2012 Subaru WRX STI Rallycross cars on the most unique and thrilling GRC track layout yet. The event will be broadcast live on ESPN2 Tuesday Oct. 30 starting at 5pm (PDT) / 8pm (EDT).
Final GRC round at SEMA in Las Vegas
By: Subaru - October 21, 2012
The final round of the 2012 Global RallyCross Championship (Round 6) will take place during the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas. The Gold Lot at the Las Vegas Convention Center, directly across from the convention center hall will be transformed into a RallyCross super circuit with pavement to dirt transitions and a high-flying 70-foot gap jump. The event takes place in just over a week on October 29-30th. Stay tuned for updates as the event kicks off!
2012 GRC5 Las Vegas - Race Day
By: Subaru - September 30, 2012
Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team USA has earned its first podium finish of the season at Global RallyCross round 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sverre Isachsen put on a fantastic show starting with his first heat race and carried his momentum through the A MAIN. The #11 Subaru STI performed flawlessly, with the viking warrior at the controls, and battled its way through a heat of ten cars to a third place finish. Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team USA and Sverre Isachsen are thrilled with the results and are looking forward to the final round of the 2012 GRC series back in Vegas at the end of October.
2012 GRC5 Las Vegas - Pre-Race
By: Subaru - September 28, 2012
Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team USA has set up shop at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, just fifteen miles from the strip. The hot desert sun was quick to rise as practice got underway on the Global RallyCross (GRC) course. After an initial course-familiarization session, teams got a crack at the jump. The GRC-spec Subaru STIs flew effortlessly over the gap and returned to service unscathed, where Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team USA techs went to work making final preparations for Saturday's race.
Olympus Rally & GRC Round 5 around the corner!
By: Subaru - September 09, 2012
Subaru Rally Team USA and Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team are preparing for a western tour with two different
events. The Olympus Rally which has traditionally run in the spring was moved to the fall and will utilize new roads
not seen in many years. With David Higgins and Craig Drew having already secured the 2012 Rally America Championship
Title the pressure is off and Higgins will surely show off what his 2012 Subaru WRX STI is capable of! The rally is
centered around the town of Shelton, Washington about an hour from Seattle and takes place Sept 22-23.
Following the rally is the 5th round of the 2012 Global RallyCross Championship at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sept 29th. Check back soon for event updates!
2012 Global RallyCross Round 4
By: Subaru - July 15, 2012
Check out the action from Global RallyCross Round 4 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH.
X Games 18 - Sunday
By: Subaru - July 02, 2012
At high noon Sunday, teams sidled up to the starting line on South Figueroa Street for the X Games 18 RallyCross heat races. Groups of four cars comprised each of the four heats in which order and starting positions were based on Saturday's seeding times. The fastest two cars in each heat automatically advanced to the final race. In contrast to the rapid scheduling of previous years, the heats were punctuated by TV coverage of the Men's Skateboard Street event. The last-minute addition of SRT USA's David Higgins to the roster meant Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team USA was represented by a driver in each heat.
X Games 18 - Saturday
By: Subaru - July 01, 2012
Practice and qualifying for RallyCross at X Games 18 got underway Saturday afternoon outside the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. This was the racers' first chance to drive the course in its entirety. Results are still pending, but all Subaru PUMA RallyCross USA team members put in qualifying laps and are awaiting their grid assignments for Sunday's heat races. The service paddocks were abuzz as all teams worked diligently to prepare their vehicles for the main event.
X Games 18 - Friday
By: Subaru - June 30, 2012
Check out some images from the setup and brief jump practice at X Games 18 in downtown Los Angeles early Friday afternoon. RallyCross competitors are scheduled to run qualifying Saturday from 5 to 6 PM.
X Games 18 Testing
By: Subaru - June 28, 2012
Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team is in sunny California for X Games 18. The famed action sports event takes place in downtown Los Angeles from June 28th to July 1st. For the past two days, the team has been offsite testing and fine-tuning their Subaru WRX STI RallyCross cars. Bucky Lasek was handed a brand new full-spec machine this week; and Dave Mirra and Sverre Isachsen spent their test days fine-tuning suspension settings and other car configurations.
X Games 18 Starts Next Week
By: Subaru - June 22, 2012
The stakes are high for 2012 as the Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team fights to reclaim the X Games gold. Don't miss the intense action as 550+ horsepower cars burn rubber and race head to head down Los Angeles' Figueroa Street with the city skyline as a backdrop. RallyCross practice starts at the end of the week with the final race on Sunday July 1st. Stay tuned for photos and updates as the games begin!
Inside the Action with Subaru PUMA Rallycross Team at GRC Texas 2012
By: Subaru - June 16, 2012
Video overview of last weekend's Hoon Kaboom from Texas Motor Speedway in Dallas, Texas. This event was the second one in the 2012 Global RallyCross Series. X Games 18 starts in less than 2 weeks!
Video - Bucky Lasek Rail Grinds his Subaru PUMA Rallycross STI at GRC Texas
By: Subaru - June 11, 2012
In the hectic heat race action during Global Rallycross Texas, Subaru Factory Team driver Bucky Lasek found himself stuck behind an ailing Liam Doran leading up to the 50-foot gap jump. When his rhythm and speed up the launch ramp was interrupted, Lasek was forced to made a split-second decision to abort the take-off opting instead to "exit stage left". Miraculously, or perhaps as intended, Lasek performed a perfect gap to 50/50 rail grind in his Subaru PUMA RallyCross STI. Although the car landed back on its four wheels, the impact broke the rear axle and Lasek was unable to continue.
2012 Global RallyCross Round 2 - Race Day
By: Subaru - June 10, 2012
There was certainly no shortage of excitement during race day at round two of the 2012 Global RallyCross in Fort Worth, Texas. While SUBARU PUMA RallyCross Team USA was kept off the podium, they were front and center for much of the drama throughout the day's racing.
In the first heat, Sverre Isachsen led the pack off the line and drove the #11 Subaru WRX STI with aplomb to secure a spot in the A-final race with a second place finish in his heat. SUBARU PUMA RallyCross Team USA's Bucky Lasek finished fourth in that same heat and was seated in the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ). Dave Mirra in the #40 WRX STI was also placed in an LCQ, where he put up a tough fight and finished just a few seconds short of advancing to the final.
2012 Global RallyCross Round 2 - Pre-Race
By: Subaru - June 08, 2012
SUBARU PUMA RallyCross Team USA is in Fort Worth, Texas, for "Hoon Kaboom," the second round of the 2012 Global RallyCross Championship. In preparation for Saturday's main event, teams ran testing and seeding laps today. Organizers are still making final decisions on track layout, which is currently very similar to the course at Charlotte last month. The GRC Open Heat Races & Feature Event are scheduled to run from 3:00 to 5:00 PM Saturday and will be followed by the IZOD IndyCar Series Firestone 550. Visit texasmotorspeedway.com for tickets and event information.
Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team Battles in GRC Debut at Charlotte
By: Subaru - June 04, 2012
In this video, go behind-the-scenes with Dave Mirra, Bucky Lasek, and Sverre Isachsen of the Subaru PUMA Rallycross Team USA as they battle in Global Rallycross Round 1 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, May 26, 2012.
2012 Global RallyCross Round 1 - POV Video
By: Subaru - May 29, 2012
Ride along with Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team drivers Sverre Isachsen, Dave Mirra and Bucky Lasek as they race their 2012 Subaru WRX STI Rallycross cars at Round 1 of the 2012 Global Rallycross Championship at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The POV footage featured in this clip is highlights taken from various heat races over the course of the event.
The event was held on a unique road course incorporating parts of the oval at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina and ran following the NASCAR Nationwide race in front of thousands of likely new fans.
2012 Global RallyCross Round 1 - Race Day
By: Subaru - May 27, 2012
On the heels of the History 300 Nationwide Series race, the first round of the 2012 Global RallyCross Championship commenced in front of a cheering crowd at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Two sets of qualifying rounds preceded the last-chance qualifier and the final race on an all-tarmac course. The SUBARU PUMA RallyCross Team USA cars performed competitively but were edged out of a podium finish. It is a disappointing result given the tireless hours and hard work put into preparing the cars for this event; however, the team will have another shot at the GRC podium when the series continues at the Texas Motor Speedway in just two weeks.
2012 Global RallyCross Round 1 - Pre-Race
By: Subaru - May 26, 2012
The SUBARU PUMA RallyCross Team USA hauler rolled onto the grounds of Charlotte Motor Speedway early Wednesday morning. The crew immediately got to work testing the cars and making preparations for the first round of the 2012 Global RallyCross Championship. This monumental event takes place under the banner of the Coca-Cola 600 Race Weekend. Marking the first time a RallyCross race has taken place in conjunction with a NASCAR event, GRC will be gaining a new audience of horsepower-addicted motorsports fans, this time in a stadium that seats 140,000.
SUBARU PUMA RallyCross Team heads to GRC Round 1
By: Lars Gange - May 21, 2012
This week the SUBARU PUMA RallyCross Team heads to Charlotte, NC for Round 1 of the Global RallyCross Championship. The awesome livery on the 2012 Subaru WRX STI's will be on display as Sverre Isachsen, Dave Mirra and Bucky Lasek battle head to head on the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Vermont SportsCar has been busy preparing cars and the new hauler. It's ready to roll and headed south. This is one big rig you don't want to miss!
The RallyCross event will follow the NASCAR Nationwide Series HISTORY 300 on Saturday, May 26. Competitor pit areas will be open before and after the race for an up-close look. Tickets & info at charlottemotorspeedway.com.
Subaru announces PUMA® as new team sponsor for three-car Global RallyCross Championship program
By: Subaru - May 04, 2012
Subaru of America, Inc. has announced the official sponsorship of sportslifestyle brand PUMA for the Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team. As part of the multi-year sponsorship agreement with Subaru, PUMA becomes the official supplier of team and racewear and an exclusive licensing partner to the team for footwear and apparel.