Hometown: Enniskillen, N. Ireland
Day or night rallying: Doesn't matter
Favorite surface: Gravel
Favorite food during a service break: Salad with cold meat
Longest distance traveled to run in a rally: 7000 miles
Marshall began his rally career in 1991 and has been enjoying the sport ever since. He has co-driven on more than 250 events the world over including rallies in the USA, Canada, Europe, Central America, the Middle East and China.
Early on, Marshall wanted to garner as much experience as possible from participating in a wide range of rallies and exposure to different cultures and countries, but globe-trotting to rally events has come at the expense of never being able to commit to just one championship.
Marshall may be best known for co-driving many times with former Production World Rally Champion Niall McShea and UK MSA Elite driver Alastair Fisher.
A stand-out highlight to date includes setting top three times overall on 2009 Rally Ireland (WRC) with Niall McShea in an S2000 car – the first time that an S2000-spec car had set top three times on a WRC event.
When Marshall has some free time and isn't training for a rally he enjoys water-skiing, playing rugby and golf.
Launch Control - Episode 14: "In The End - Part 2"
By: Subaru - November 07, 2013
With an unbroken string of podium finishes, Subaru Rally Team USA has lead the Rally America Championship for the majority of the season. However, with the competition stepping up their game and only two events remaining, the points gap has tightened. Hanging dust, power steering failure, and injuries to David Higgins at the penultimate event have put the Subaru team into damage control. Their ability to finish the event is now in question, but with bandages and ice David Higgins refuses to give up valuable championship points and finishes the Ojibwe Rally. The final rally will be a winner-take-all battle royale.
Isachsen 5th at Final GRC Round
By: Subaru - November 07, 2013
This past week the Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team descended upon Las Vegas for the final round of the 2013 Global RallyCross (GRC) Series. Bucky Lasek and Sverre Isachsen were in good spirits as practice got underway Wednesday. The venue location was extremely dramatic right off the strip next to landmark Hotels and Casinos like the Luxor and Mandalay Bay. The twin Subaru WRX STI's ran aggressively through the practice rounds and geared up for the afternoon qualifying rounds and first set of heats. It was awesome to see these 600 horsepower Subaru's rocket from the start line often pulling ahead of the other competitors. Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team USA and Vermont SportsCar has worked tirelessly to refine and improve the Subaru WRX STI RallyCross platform and it's truly a joy to see these efforts come together.
SRT USA wins 2013 Rally America National Championship
By: Subaru - October 21, 2013
Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew were crowned the 2013 Rally America National Champions, with a spectacular victory at the Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR); the final round of the 2013 Rally America Championship. Higgins entered LSPR locked in an epic season-long battle with rival Ken Block. Block needed a win at LSPR to steal the championship away from Higgins, who had led in points nearly all season. Higgins and Block both drove flat-out at LSPR, with Higgins edging ahead of Block near the mid-point of the rally. After sustaining heavy damage by rolling his car, Block retired, handing Higgins the rally win and more importantly the Championship, his third Rally America Driver's Title in a row.
SRT USA in the lead at Lake Superior Rally
By: Subaru - October 21, 2013
David Higgins and Craig Drew in the lead after Day 1 at the Lake Superior Rally in Michigan!
Launch Control - Episode 13: "In The End - Part 1"
By: Subaru - October 21, 2013
If it was simple, anyone could do it. There would be no need for hours of toil. No reason for endless development. There would be no need to race. But instead, the pursuit of speed never ends. Race cars might run on fuel, but they are built and driven with heart. It's been a season full of highs and lows, but with just two rally events remaining, and a championship up for grabs, the time for heart is now.
The 2013 Ojibwe Forests Rally features nearly 140 miles of technical sandy gravel roads around the western Minnesota town of Detroit Lakes. In rally, you race the elements as well as your opponents. The concern here at Ojibwe Rally is dust. Even a 3-minute dust window might not be enough to get a clear line of sight when racing at speed. Ken Block is first on the road, and evidence of a difficult event is already apparent. As David and Craig pull up to the start line behind Block, the dust still lingers around them.
As expected the dust eats away at their visibility. Only seconds into a 2-day rally and the team knows they are losing time. Sections of clear vision build confidence only to have that confidence ripped away by a wall of dust. The team will end day one down by over a minute. Not exactly the race they had hoped for.
However, as the cars set out to start the second day of racing, the wind has picked up which should help visibility. With over a minute to make up, David and Craig know they need to gain ground with every mile. Early on day two, Higgins loses the power steering, then shortly thereafter something in the road surface snaps the wheel which seriously injures his hand. After exiting the stage, Higgins and Drew pull over and work under the hood to try and repair the power steering when Higgins' foot is run over and injured by a passing SUV. Two injuries to the Subaru team driver in less than an hour could spell the end of their rally, putting their championship hopes in peril.
On the season finale of Launch Control, Subaru Rally Team USA tries to save their championship hopes. All while looking ahead to a new season in both disciplines. A championship will be handed out at the final event of the year. Will Subaru be handed a trophy, or a hand shake? That's next time on the season finale of Launch Control.
Championship Showdown This Weekend
By: Subaru - October 16, 2013
Subaru Rally Team USA is traveling to Northern Michigan for the final round of the 2013 Rally America National Championship. Along the shores of Lake Superior, David Higgins and Craig Drew will pilot their Subaru WRX STI at awesome speeds in pursuit of the win at the Lake Superior Rally. The 2013 Rally America Championship is still undecided, and this weekend's winner takes home all the glory. David Higgins and former SRT USA driver Ken Block have been in a close race all season and both drivers are ready to fight until the bitter end. SRT USA has gone above and beyond to prepare for this weekend's event tuning every aspect of the car for maximum performance. Higgins and Drew always enjoy a challenge and and this is one they can handle! The event is based in Houghton, Michigan and gets underway Friday afternoon. Stay tuned for this exciting year-end event. Go Subaru!
GRC Charlotte Motor Speedway Race Summary
By: Subaru - September 23, 2013
Under beautiful sunny skies, the Global RallyCross at Charlotte Motor Speedway got underway Sunday afternoon. Bucky Lasek and Sverre Isachsen both had great heat races and advanced directly to the final. Sverre Isachsen was in a tight battle with Brian Deegan, while Sverre and spotter Robert Vaa debated trying to pass. If Sverre made it cleanly past Deegan, he would gain a better start position in the final. However, with both top spots advancing they decided it was not worth the risk. In Bucky's heat, his #81 Subaru WRX STI was starting on the back row. Bucky knew aggressive tactics would be required to advance. When the signal went green, he launched his 600 horsepower Subaru and got to work. Bucky quickly position himself in the #2 spot and confidently stayed there until the checkered flag was waved on lap 6.
Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team ready for action in Charlotte
By: Subaru - September 22, 2013
Sverre Isachsen and Bucky Lasek completed a shortened practice today in their Subaru WRX STI's at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. The Global RallyCross course for this weekend is designed around the dirt oval, rather than the usual infield track. The largely dirt course lacks a tabletop jump, but otherwise should make for excellent action. The weather was not ideal with light rain showers in the early afternoon. Despite moving practice up 90 minutes, the track quickly got too wet and practice was called off before the second session started. The dirt material is very smooth with little gravel which makes for an incredibly slippery surface when wet. Thankfully the weather is forecast to improve for tomorrows race.
Launch Control - Episode 11: "Eyes on the Prize"
By: Subaru - September 10, 2013
It's calm in sunny LA the week before the X Games, but on the other side of the country Subaru Rally Team USA is in the heat of battle at the New England Forest Rally. Sixteen seconds. It's all that separates David Higgins and Ken Block as the final day of the 2013 New England Forest Rally begins. The two teams have very different strategies. To stay in the hunt for the Rally America Championship, Block desperately needs the win today. Meanwhile, Subaru Rally Team USA is playing a longer game, banking on the significant points lead they've built by being on the podium at every event this year. However, if you were to suggest to David Higgins and Craig Drew that they should coast to second and bank the points, you'd quickly learn that this team has no interest in being runners-up!
Higgins and Drew 2nd at Ojibwe Forests Rally
By: Subaru - August 25, 2013
David Higgins and Craig Drew were determined to charge for the win. After running two spectator stages 10 miles east of Fargo, ND, SRT USA #75 headed back into the forest. Higgins and Drew were in the groove and won Stage 9 - Anchor Mattson, putting them just 31 seconds behind rival Ken Block. A stiff twenty miles per hour wind had trees swaying and dust dissipating quickly. It seemed as though the stage had been set for an SRT USA comeback, however, an unbelievable chain of events would occur making any progress towards the lead impossible. On Stage 10 they had a power steering issue and shortly thereafter something in the road surface snapped the wheel seriously injuring David Higgins' hand. With possibly broken fingers and a stiff steering, the duo raced towards the finish but another stage win was out of the question. Immediately after the stage David pulled over and was working under the hood to try and repair the steering when, impossibly, his foot was run over by an event medical crew. Rattled by the series of events, David and Craig proceeded to the next stage. There was even talk of Craig Drew driving, but David decided he could do it. What could possibly happen next? While waiting for the stage start a tree came crashing down in front of SRT USA #75 blocking the road. They eventually made it back to Service but it was clear that it was not meant to be. David and Craig heroically completed the event and with uttermost frustration settled for 2nd. The showdown for the 2013 Rally America Championship will continue at the Lake Superior Rally on Oct 18-19 in Houghton, Michigan.
Launch Control - Episode 10: "High Pressure Art"
By: Subaru - August 25, 2013
The Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team was fighting at the top during Round 5 of the Global RallyCross Championship held July 20th at Bristol Motor Speedway. Team driver Sverre Isachsen, a former three-time European RallyCross Champion, won his heat race advancing him to the front row of the Final. An impressive start by the Norwegian saw him run as high as 2nd Overall before race-contact crushed his exhaust, robbing his Subaru STI of power and dropping him back to 4th Overall, the team's best finish thus far in 2013 after competing in three earlier events. Teammates Dave Mirra and Bucky Lasek showed impressive pace but narrowly missed out on advancing to the Final.
Extreme Dust Frustrates SRT USA
By: Subaru - August 24, 2013
The first day of the 2013 Ojibwe Forests Rally has been completed but left David Higgins and Craig Drew extremely frustrated. Third on the road, SRT USA #75 battled intense and dangerous dusty conditions for six long stages. With no chance to keep up with with front runner Ken Block, it was a disappointing day to say the least. The 2013 Subaru WRX STI ran perfectly and Higgins and Drew set very good times, but steadily slipped back with each passing mile. Event organizers even spaced out the top cars to four minute intervals, but it did little to alleviate the visibility problems. Persistent dry conditions in the local area combined with a densely forested race course left dust just lingering. It's uncertain what can be done to improve the situation for Saturday's stages. SRT USA ended Day 1 in 2nd place only a minute behind the #1 spot, however, unless something changes for tomorrow the top of the podium may be out of reach.
Ojibwe Forests Rally Starts Today!
By: Subaru - August 23, 2013
David Higgins and Craig Drew are ready to fight for the win at the 2013 Ojibwe Forests Rally which kicks off this evening. Based in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota the course will cover hundreds of miles on dusty and at times extremely twisty roads. After Thursday's course recce, Co-Driver Craig Drew was in disbelief at the number of notes required for one of the stages and commented "There is one straight that's 60 yards long, the rest is continuous turns". SRT USA #75 is third on the road which will add to the challenge given the dense woods and billowing dust. Six stages will be run this evening followed by the bulk of stage miles on Saturday. Stay tuned for more photos and updates from Minnesota!
Isachsen repeats 3rd at GRC Atlanta - Mirra gets 4th!
By: Subaru - August 12, 2013
At the center of the massive Atlanta Motor Speedway, the Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team had assembled less than a week after winning Bronze at X Games in LA. It was hot and humid, and although the track was similar to other GRC Venues, it was extremely abrasive. Shakedown on Friday had gone well and Sverre Isachsen still high from his podium finish at X Games was happy. Bucky Lasek and Dave Mirra had made minor setup changes, but overall as practice started Saturday morning, everything was race ready. The rest of the day had its ups and downs, however, when the final checkered flag was waved, it was a fantastic finish for both Sverre Isachsen and teammate Dave Mirra. Sverre repeated his podium finish scoring another 3rd place, while Dave Mirra locked in 4th!
Subaru Driver Sverre Isachsen Wins Bronze Medal at X Games Los Angeles
By: Subaru - August 05, 2013
Former European RallyCross Champion Sverre Isachsen achieved his first X Games medal this weekend at X Games Los Angeles, the Global RallyCross Championship's most high-profile event, piloting his 2013 Subaru WRX STI Rallycross car. The Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team driver expertly won his heat race and then overcame a false start penalty in the Final to finish 3rd overall in the hotly contested Global RallyCross event at the Irwindale Event Center. The podium finish is the team's best finish of the season thus far after Isachsen achieved a 4th and 6th overall finish respectively at the previous two rounds.>
X Games Gymkhana Finals & Bucky Wins 4th Vert Gold
By: Subaru - August 04, 2013
The X Games Gymkhana on Saturday evening was a great success and the fans loved it! Unfortunately Subaru PUMA RallyCross and Subaru Rally Team USA driver David Higgins was eliminated before being able to compete for a medal. Despite this, it was a very exciting event with racers at times finishing simultaneously on the identical mirrored courses. Bucky Lasek who had been focused on his vert skateboarding event won his fourth consecutive gold medal completing a full sweep of the 2013 X Games events. This is an amazing feat - Congratulations Bucky!
Launch Control - Episode 8: "Nothing Comes Easy"
By: Subaru - August 02, 2013
David Higgins and Craig Drew of Subaru Rally Team USA fight back from a Day 1 mechanical problem (see Episode 7) to salvage any Rally America Championship points they can, as their main rival heads towards a win. Can they possibly get a podium, after starting the day in 21st overall? It is maximum attack, and the pair are flying...but not everything goes smoothly.
David Higgins to drive in X Games Gymkhana Grid
By: Subaru - August 02, 2013
Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team Enters X Games Gymkhana Grid with driver David Higgins
The Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team revealed today they will enter a car for Subaru driver David Higgins in the Gymkhana Grid event making its X Games Los Angeles debut this weekend. Higgins, who drives full time for Subaru Rally Team USA is the defending Rally America Champion while also serving as both test driver and spotter for the Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team. Both teams are run by Subaru technical partner Vermont SportsCar. Higgins will drive one of the team's 2012 specification Global RallyCross Cars in the Gymkhana Grid event at the Irwindale Speedway on Saturday August 3rd, 2013. The following day, the Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team with drivers Sverre Isachsen, Dave Mirra and Bucky Lasek will compete in the X Games Global RallyCross Event also held at Irwindale Speedway.
Higgins and Drew 2nd at New England Forest Rally
By: Subaru - July 27, 2013
The dust has settled after a fierce day of racing at the 2013 New England Forest Rally. Despite winning six of nine stages today, David Higgins and Craig Drew were unable to catch Block. With less than seven seconds separating the two after covering over a hundred competitive stage miles, it was a frustrating, yet still successful day for SRT USA. At the finish in Sunday River, David and Craig were clearly disappointed and Craig made it clear that "We're not happy unless we win!" However, SRT USA continues to lead the 2013 Rally America Championship and their Subaru WRX STI performed flawlessly all day over some of the roughest rally roads seen in North America. The weather conditions were dry and sunny with temperatures in the low 70's which made for perfect spectating. There was some dust, but a steady breeze kept it from becoming a major issue.
New England Forest Rally - Day 1
By: Subaru - July 27, 2013
The 2013 New England Forest Rally got underway with an overcast sky and mist in the air. Damp conditions the past week left roads firm with little or no dust which meant excellent grip and extremely high speeds. After a Parc Expose at the Sunday River Base Lodge, teams headed out to the famous Concord Pond Stage featuring numerous high speed jumps and an abundance of excited fans. The added grip and improvements in their 2013 Subaru WRX STI allowed David Higgins and Craig Drew to shave about 15 seconds of last year's time. SRT USA #75 then returned to Sunday River for a spectator stage & a service break before running the long Icicle Brook North & South stages, a lengthy 16 miles each.
Sverre Isachsen 4th at Bristol Motor Speedway
By: Subaru - July 21, 2013
The Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team had an outstanding day at the Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon. The Viking Warrior wasted no time flexing his muscles and won his second heat race and placed 4th in the final. Thousands of people had flocked into the massive stadium and were thrilled to see these 600 horsepower cars play like toys in the "World's Fastest Half Mile." During the dramatic start of the final race, Sverre Isachsen had a front row slot and his 2013 Subaru WRX STI shot down the straight like a speeding bullet. As always, the first turn was a conundrum of tire smoke and horsepower, but Sverre Isachsen held his ground and even had the lead before he was rear ended. The impact crushed his exhaust and severely limited engine power. In spite of this, Sverre in the #11 STI drove flawlessly to a 4th overall finish. Without the restricting exhaust damage, there is no telling how far up the ranks the Viking Warrior would have landed. An ecstatic Sverre commented after the race "Next time I'm going to bring my bigger horn, the real big one and they won't have a chance!"
Launch Control - Episode 7: "When It Rains, It Pours"
By: Subaru - July 19, 2013
The Global RallyCross season kicks off for the Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team, as Bucky Lasek, Dave Mirra, and Sverre Isachsen head overseas for X Games Barcelona. After a test session in the picturesque Monterrat area of Spain, it's time to hit the track in anger for the first time this season. However, nobody was expecting the sequence of events that would transpire on race day.
Back in the Rally America Championship, David Higgins and Craig Drew go to battle with Ken Block again at the Susquehannock Trail Rally. Subaru Rally Team USA suffers a major setback on stage 3, and puts in a valiant effort to keep fighting. Sometimes when it rains, it pours, but overcoming adversity is what makes rally so unique.
X Games Munich Wrap Up
By: Subaru - July 01, 2013
There was no lack of drama at the X Games in Munich today. During the start of the final race, Sverre Isachsen found himself in a pack of 10 cars setting up for turn 1 when he was bumped. This sent him off-course when a second impact pushed him further offline into the barricades. Suddenly the #11 WRX STI was rocketing through the turn on 2 wheels at a shockingly steep angle. It briefly appeared he was going over, but the tight pack of wildly powerful cars supported him and Sverre safely brought his Subaru back down on all 4! Putting his world class driving skills to use, Sverre immediately advanced to 4th. He confidently held this position until the very last lap (9 of 10), two turns from the finish line...
Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team Back In Action This Weekend at X Games Munich!
By: Subaru - June 28, 2013
The Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team will begin their 2013 attack on the Global RallyCross Championship (GRC) this weekend at X Games Munich. The belated debut comes after the previous round at X Games Barcelona was cancelled due to extreme weather conditions. Drivers Bucky Lasek, Dave Mirra and Sverre Isachsen will return to pilot their nearly 600hp 2013 Subaru PUMA WRX STI Rallycross cars head-to-head against a bevy of international stars on a short mixed surface track at the FrottmaRing near Munich's Alliance Arena.
After the cancellation of the Barcelona round, GRC officials created an additional race to this weekend's Munich competition schedule, creating a double-header. Each event will feature its own practice and...
Launch Control - Episode 6: Tale of Two Cities
By: Subaru - June 28, 2013
It's 9:36 PM on April 24th and the crew at Vermont SportsCar is putting in a late night loading the three Subaru PUMA RallyCross cars into the transporter for a final pre-season test. Three thousand miles away on the west coast, another part of the crew is preparing the Subaru Rally Team USA car for a final shakedown before the Oregon Trail Rally.
Two teams, one week, one goal.
In this episode, David Higgins and Subaru Rally Team USA are on the west coast for the Oregon Trail Rally, while Bucky Lasek, Dave Mirra, Sverre Isachsen and the Subaru PUMA Rallycross Team are hard at work in Connecticut testing the new cars in preparation for the first overseas event.
Balancing two teams in separate championships...
Live TV Schedule Confirmed for X Games Munich, June 29-30
By: Subaru - June 25, 2013
Catch the action from X Games Munich during the following TV times:
Saturday June 29 - RallyCross
9:30-11am EST: ESPN3.com (Live)
1-4pm EST: ABC (Tape Delay)
7-11pm EST: ABC (Tape Delay)
June 30 - RallyCross Race 2
11am-5:30pm EST: ESPN, ESPN3.com (Live)
The Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team is set to compete this weekend at a two race RallyCross event at X Games Munich. Dave Mirra, Sverre Isachsen and Bucky Lasek have been eagerly anticipating this event after the weather cancellation at X Games Barcelona last month. Race officials struggled to accommodate the cancelled event, but eventually decided incorporating an additional day of racing at X Games Munich was the best...
Launch Control - Episode 5: David vs. Goliath
By: Subaru - June 15, 2013
David Higgins and Craig Drew of Subaru Rally Team USA may be back-to-back champions, but at the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, Ken Block has been king. A win here at round two for Higgins would rock the boat and shake things up for the rest of the series. But, an overnight storm in Missouri has dumped snow on the high-speed stages, placing the whole outcome into question. Can the teams keep it on the road in the treacherous conditions? Can Higgins and Drew get their first career win at this event?
Full stage onboard with SRT USA #75 at STPR 2013
By: Subaru - June 11, 2013
Take a start-to-finish onboard ride with David Higgins and Craig Drew as they win Stage 12 of the 2013 STPR Rally in their Subaru Rally Team USA WRX STI. Pushing hard and averaging over 70 miles per hour on this tree lined stage, the team clawed their way back onto the podium after problems on the previous day had left them down in 21st position. Click here to view!
SRT USA #75 on the Podium at STPR
By: Subaru - June 02, 2013
David Higgins and Craig Drew had an amazing comeback during Day 2 of the STPR rally. Starting in 21st place overall, getting onto the podium was a daunting, but welcomed challenge. SRT USA #75 rocketed off the line on Stage 6 and all was going to plan, until after about 8 miles in a left 3 turn, the car kicked out unexpectedly. Two large trees loomed on the outside while David and Craig thought they were going to crash. They tensed and waited for the impact, but...nothing. They pulled back onto the road and Craig Drew continued calmly as if nothing had happened "...as I said, fast right long, 100, left 4..." Once clear of the Stage 6 finish, David Higgins commented "Now that's some precision parking!"
After racing through...
Disappointing Day 1 at STPR
By: Subaru - June 01, 2013
The 2013 STPR rally got off to a disappointing start for Subaru Rally Team USA today. After successfully completing the first two stages, the #75 WRX STI broke a tie-rod end on the third stage. David Higgins and Craig Drew stopped on-stage and attempted to make repairs, but ran out of time. The team decided to accept the time penalty (11 minutes) for not completing today's stages and will re-enter tomorrow under SuperRally rules. Although disappointing, the vast majority of stage miles remain and a good result is still very possible. SRT USA #75 will be in the #2 start slot for Saturday's stages. The first stage SS6 - Phasa, gets underway at 10:20am.
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.
SRT USA #75 Ready for STPR 2013
By: Subaru - May 30, 2013
The Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (STPR) is underway in sunny and beautiful Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. Fifty four teams traversed hundreds of miles on back roads today during the course recce. This course inspection allows teams to preview the road conditions and fine tune their stage notes for both speed and safety. Several days of rain left the roads damp with little or no dust, however, this could change if hot temperatures persist without any new precipitation. David Higgins and Craig Drew took multiple passes on the Shakedown stage and found their 2013 Subaru WRX STI to be performing perfectly. The extremely fast and flowing Pennsylvania roads will provide an ideal battleground as the teams charge into the forests...
STPR This Weekend!
By: Subaru - May 28, 2013
This weekend marks the 37th running of the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (STPR). The event is based in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania and Subaru Rally Team USA is headed south shortly. The team will regroup on Thursday with the technicians checking the #75 WRX STI while Rally America Championship leaders David Higgins and Craig Drew inspect the course during the 1-pass recce. Shakedown follows on Thursday evening. On Friday, the Parc Expose kicks things off in downtown Wellsboro at 11:30am, immediately followed by the official event start at 2:01pm. If the thought of high speed rally cars with glowing brake rotors sounds intriguing, head over to Wellsboro!
Launch Control - Episode 3: Blank Sheet - Part 2
By: Subaru - May 28, 2013
Launch Control Episode 3: Higgins fights for win after crash at the Sno*Drift Rally
Episode 2 left off with the Subaru Rally Team USA facing an overnight rebuild after a crash on the first day of Sno*Drift Rally 2013. The mechanics had a long night ahead of them to get the car back in action. Would the car be ready? Could Higgins and Drew hold on to their slim lead? Episode 3 has the answers.
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...
Higgins and Drew Dominate at Oregon Trail
By: Subaru - May 06, 2013
With a significant lead after two days of competition, David Higgins and Craig Drew entered the final day relaxed and confident. At the finish champagne celebration David Higgins offered some insight into their weekend. "We drove smart, at our own pace, and just avoided trouble. Once we amassed a big lead it afforded us the opportunity to really dial back the speed on Sunday and reduce the risks. We didn't win stages outright but knew it was the right strategy for victory. This is a very challenging event and I enjoy the big mix of character in the stages. This event has everything." This weekend's triumph marks David Higgins' third consecutive win at the Oregon Trail Rally.
Launch Control - Episode 2: Blank Sheet
By: Subaru - May 06, 2013
Launch Control: Subaru Rally Team USA tackles Sno*Drift Rally (Part 1) - Episode 2
In episode 2 of Launch Control, Subaru Rally Team USA reunites in Michigan for the 2013 Sno*Drift Rally. For fans and competitors, the first day of the season is an exciting one. This is a new beginning, a chance for a fresh story starting from a blank sheet. The one-off ice and snow event provides a unique challenge for the team, where just a small mistake can be costly. Holding a slim lead into the night stages on Day 1, David Higgins and Craig Drew find out just how treacherous these roads can be.
This is everything it takes to win. This is everything that gets in the way of victory. This is Launch Control.
SRT USA #75 Extends Lead after Day 2 in Oregon
By: Subaru - May 05, 2013
David Higgins and Craig Drew had a flawless Day 2 at the Oregon Trail Rally extending their lead to nearly three minutes! Running eight stages totaling just over fifty competitive miles, the 2013 Subaru WRX STI performed like a true champion. The conditions were dry and dusty, but a stiff breeze kept the dust at bay. SRT USA #75 was first on the road, but since lingering dust was not a factor, this start position was not ideal. The first few cars sweep away the loose gravel, revealing a much firmer road surface. Additionally, the lack of tracks and driving lines also add to the work load and challenges encountered at extreme speeds. Despite this, David Higgins and Craig Drew never missed a beat and...
Oregon Trail Rally In Progress...
By: Subaru - May 04, 2013
Subaru Rally Team USA got off to a great start Friday at the 2013 Oregon Trail Rally. Under beautiful sunny skies, the Portland International Speedway was teeming with fans and racers as they prepared for the evening stages. David Higgins and Craig Drew were in good spirits as they climbed aboard their recently upgraded 2013 Subaru WRX STI. With a new Sadev 6 speed sequential transmission (same as the RallyCross cars) and an updated suspension the refinements should allow for even greater durability and improved performance. David Higgins described the new setup in one word as "efficient". It certainly proved to be just that - and fast...
SRT USA on the West Coast for the Oregon Trail Rally
By: Subaru - April 29, 2013
SRT USA's David Higgins and Craig Drew have arrived on the West Coast in preparation for the 2013 Oregon Trail Rally. The event starts Friday at the Portland International Speedway with gates opening at 5:00pm. The Parc Expose is scheduled for 6:00pm followed by four spectator stages. The remainder of the event will be held in the Hood River Valley with the Saturday stages based in Hood River and Sunday's centered near Dufur. With almost eighty teams entered there will be no lack of excitement. We hope to see you this weekend and just in case, bring your boots and raingear!
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.
VIDEO: 100 Acre Wood Highlights
By: Subaru - March 05, 2013
Subaru Rally Team USA driver David Higgins overcame the mud, snow, and ice that saturated the 2013 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood to take a dominating win in his 2013 Subaru WRX STI rally car. Set in Missouri's Ozark Foothills, the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood is the second round of the 2013 Rally America National Championship and is regarded as the fastest rally in the USA. However, this year a winter storm blanketed the region in a layer of ice and snow, making conditions treacherous at best. With maximum traction delivered by Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive over the difficult terrain, Higgins drove faultlessly...
David Higgins and Craig Drew win 100 Acre Wood Rally!
By: Subaru - February 24, 2013
Starting Day 2 with a massive lead, SRT USA's David Higgins and Craig Drew had few concerns as they climbed into their Subaru WRX STI. Ironically, David explained at the start, their one worry was driving slowly. "Anytime you try to slow down or drive conservatively you can lose your focus and make a mistake." It appears the duo didn't slow much as they proceeded to more than double their lead, winning the 2013 100 Acre Wood Rally by 8 minutes and 51 seconds. The road surfaces continued to be a challenge with some sections turning soft and muddy while shaded areas remained solidly frozen and very slippery. Regardless of the road surfaces, the Missouri spectators were out in force and determined to catch a glimpse of the action...
SRT USA leads 100 Acre Wood Rally after Day 1
By: Subaru - February 23, 2013
SRT USA is off to a fantastic start at the 2013 100 Acre Wood Rally. Despite snow and icy surfaces, David Higgins and Craig Drew expertly piloted their Subaru WRX STI to the top position and ended the day with a massive 3 minute 53 second lead. As expected, the weather stayed below freezing and clouds gave way to sunshine and clear skies as evening arrived. Surfaces ranged from unplowed snow covered roads in the morning to a tricky mix of grippy wet gravel and packed snow. This is an especially challenging surface combination since the grip can drastically change mid-turn sending cars off their intended line and possibly off the road entirely.
David Higgins commented before the start of the event that he had been looking...
100 Acre Wood roads covered with 2 inches of ice pellets...
By: Subaru - February 22, 2013
Without question weather and road conditions will be the toughest challenge facing teams at this year's 100 Acre Wood Rally. After two days of successful testing on dry fast roads, David Higgins and Craig Drew were shocked to find 1-2 inches of dense ice pellets covering every single road in the Salem, Missouri area Thursday morning. David Higgins is determined to charge for the win in his #75 Subaru WRX STI, however, in light of the demanding conditions a more patient approach could be prudent. The storm has passed, but with temperatures hovering around freezing snow and ice is likely to remain on the course throughout the event.
Despite the diverse and unpredictable surfaces, it could prove to be an advantage...
SRT USA heads to the foothills of the Ozark Mountains for the 100 Acre Wood Rally
By: Subaru - February 18, 2013
The 100 Acre Wood Rally is upon us and Subaru Rally Team USA is en route to the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in Missouri. Based in the town of Salem just 2 hours south of St Louis, the 100 Acre Wood Rally will challenge teams on 129 stage miles of extremely fast flowing roads. David Higgins and Craig Drew will spend the week testing the #75 Subaru WRX STI and preparing for the event. A full course recce (course inspection) will take place on Thursday followed by the official event start on Friday afternoon at 1:30pm in Potosi. More news from Missouri soon!
VIDEO: Big Jump on Stage 16 - Sno*Drift
By: Subaru - January 29, 2013
The 2013 Sno*Drift Rally, round one of the 2013 Rally America National Championship, was an epic seesaw battle between defending Rally America Champion David Higgins in his Subaru WRX STI and his arch rival, Canadian Rally Champion Antoine L'Estage. Higgins won or tied eight of the event's 20 stages while trading the lead three times throughout the two-day rally. On the final stage, L'Estage pulled past Higgins to win the rally by a mere 6.2 seconds. Higgins settled for second place overall but was content with the fact that he'll get a rematch with L'Estage at the next six Rally America rounds.
The legendary Sno*Drift Rally...
Higgins and Drew 2nd at Sno*Drift Rally
By: Subaru - January 29, 2013
After a hard fought snowy battle, David Higgins and Craig Drew ended the 2013 Sno*Drift Rally in second place. In the lead for most of the event, Higgins and Drew were confident headed into the final two stages. At the start of the penultimate stage the #75 WRX STI was 20 seconds ahead. Craig Drew commented after the event "We had just gained six seconds on the previous stage, so we figured if we did the exact same thing we would be ok". Surprisingly hard charging rival Antoine L'Estage gained back most of their advantage on the long 15 mile stage (Camp 30 - 2). After every twist, turn and icy road they had driven over the past two days it had come down to the very last stage. David Higgins and Craig Drew launched their Subaru...
SRT USA leading the charge at Sno*Drift
By: Subaru - January 26, 2013
David Higgins and Craig Drew are narrowly in the lead after Day 1 of the 2013 Sno*Drift Rally. SRT USA #75 had an off on Stage 6 (The Ranch) but thankfully were able to continue. Limited damage to the front of their Subaru WRX STI was handled my ace driver David Higgins between stages. Craig Drew explained "David did some DIY repairs using duct tape and my shoelace. We went all out winning the next two stages re-claiming our lead." Winning 5 of 8 stages and completing 54 competitive miles Higgins and Drew ended Day 1 on top by a mere 0.5 second!
SRT USA ready to launch 2013 Championship defense at Sno*Drift Rally
By: Subaru - January 24, 2013
Defending Rally America National Champion David Higgins will begin his title defense this weekend on the challenging snow and ice covered roads of the Sno*Drift Rally, round one of the 2013 Rally America National Championship. Higgins will fight for his third-straight Rally America Title in his Vermont SportsCar prepared 2013 Subaru WRX STI rally car with his trusted co-driver Craig Drew at his side. The title fight begins at the legendary Sno*Drift Rally, now in its 47th year, Jan. 25-26 in Atlanta and Lewiston, MI. The challenge of racing on the icy Northern Michigan roads that compose the Sno*Drift Rally are compounded by rules which prohibit studded or spiked competition ice tires...
Sneak Preview - 2013 SRT USA #75 Livery!
By: Subaru - January 19, 2013
Subaru Rally Team USA is set to unveil new graphics for the #75 Subaru WRX STI at the upcoming Sno*Drift Rally. With the Championship winning duo of David Higgins and Craig Drew piloting this impressive machine it's positively going to be an exciting season! Look for new photos next week as the team heads to snowy Northern Michigan.
Lake Superior Rally Returns to 2013 Rally America National Championship Schedule
By: Subaru - November 27, 2012
SRT USA is excited to have the Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR) added back to the 2013 Rally America National Championship schedule. Taking place during the fall in beautiful Northern Michigan it was always a driver and photographers favorite. The roads are fantastic and with ever changing scenery and weather LSPR provides countless challenges and never failed to provide outstanding imagery. The 2013 event is scheduled to run on October 18-19th and will as in years past be based out of Houghton, Michigan.
The LSPR Rally is commonly referred to as the oldest, toughest and meanest rally in the nation. It also has a rich rally racing history...
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 - 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).
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.
2012 Olympus Rally - Day 2
By: Subaru - September 23, 2012
Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins and Craig Drew have piloted their white #1 Subaru STI to second place at the 2012 Olympus Rally outside of Olympia, WA. Dangerously dry conditions and still air resulted in heavy, lingering dust. During Saturday's nighttime stages, the poor visibility was compounded by driving lights such that racers couldn't see the road at all in some sections. "We had an off going literally six miles per hour," Craig Drew recalled. "I knew we were coming to junctions when I saw the marshals' vests reflecting our headlights, and then it was brake, brake, brake!," said Higgins.
2012 Olympus Rally - Day 1
By: Subaru - September 22, 2012
Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins and Craig Drew are in second place after the first four stages of the 2012 Olympus Rally. The event has paused for the day as a result of fire concerns in the area, and will resume at dusk with 26 more miles of racing over five stages.
The first few stages went relatively well for the SRT USA duo in the white #1 Subaru. The seeded draw placed Higgins and Drew fifth on the road, so dust was a significant factor. Despite slowing to a near standstill in some spots of particularly bad visibility, they put in competitive times and finished second or third on each of the first three stages.
2012 Olympus Rally - Testing
By: Subaru - September 21, 2012
Subaru Rally Team USA has landed in Olympia, Washington for the final round of the 2012 Rally America National Championship. The Olympus rally has returned to the gravel logging roads once used in the 1980's when the event hosted a round of the World Rally Championship. Extremely dry conditions and the threat of fire in the picturesque Pacific Northwest have resulted in an altered event schedule, which will keep the cars out of the forests during hot afternoon hours. Dust is likely to be a major factor for the top drivers, potentially slowing those behind the first car on the road.
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 Desktop Background Downloads
By: Subaru - August 21, 2012
SRT USA Wins 2012 Rally America National Championship at NEFR
By: Subaru - July 15, 2012
Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins and Craig Drew have won the 2012 Rally America National Championship. They secured the title with a second-place podium finish at the New England Forest Rally. This marks the sixth championship victory for Subaru Rally Team USA in seven years (2006-2009, 2011-2012) and the second consecutive title for Higgins and Drew in the #75 Subaru WRX STI. Battling through heavy dust for the second day in a row, the duo won the last five stages of the rally and finished only twenty-one seconds behind first place.
2012 New England Forest Rally - Day 1
By: Subaru - July 13, 2012
The New England Forest Rally is spooled up and running hot as the 2012 Rally America National Championship proceeds in Newry, Maine. This event is the fifth of six races in the series, and Subaru Rally Team USA is continuing their push for another championship title. The team's David Higgins and Craig Drew have performed so well this year in the 2012 Subaru WRX STI that any finish above sixth place at this event will guarantee the title for SRT USA.
A significant forty percent of the event's stage mileage has been covered in only four stages run Friday afternoon, and the conditions have been dusty throughout.
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 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.
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.
High-speed ride with SRT USA's David Higgins at STPR 2012
By: Subaru - June 06, 2012
Ride inside the cockpit and on the front bumper with David Higgins and Craig Drew in their Subaru Rally Team USA STI as they race flat out through the forest stages of Pennsylvania's STPR Rally.
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 Susquehannock Trail Rally - Day 2
By: Subaru - June 03, 2012
Subaru Rally Team USA has edged closer to claiming the Rally America National Championship title with a podium finish at the 2012 Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally. Starting day two in 13th place overall, David Higgins and Craig Drew had their work cut out for them. Though the heavy downpour that cancelled stages Friday night added some uncertainty to the road surfaces, it also wetted the roads and saved competitors from having to navigate through lingering dust. SRT USA management gave the thumbs up to "go for it," so Higgins and Drew did just that.
2012 Susquehannock Trail Rally - Day 1
By: Subaru - June 02, 2012
The 2012 Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally is off to a tumultuous beginning for Subaru Rally Team USA as well as the rest of the field. Starting off with a stroke of bad luck, David Higgins and Craig Drew experienced a problem with their gearbox on the first stage. The duo proceeded on stages one through three at a cautious rate and preserved the car until the first service where they checked-in 3 minutes and 14 seconds down in thirteenth place. SRT USA's ace technicians were quick on the job and had WRX STI #75 back in top shape in under 30 minutes, ready to start the Subaru Super Special Stage at the Tioga County Fairgrounds.
2012 Susquehannock Trail Rally
By: Subaru - May 31, 2012
This weekend Subaru Rally Team USA is on the charge in the 2012 Subaru WRX STI at the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally. 2012 marks the 36th consecutive running of the event, which is based in Wellsboro, PA. With beautiful forests and abundant wildlife including the occasional bear, this rally provides an exciting setting for teams to push themselves on challenging, fast-flowing roads.
SRT USA's David Higgins and Craig Drew didn't hold back on the shakedown stage today. They were by far the fastest over the jump at the finish, nearly launching their WRX STI into orbit. All teams will convene at 11:30 AM Friday on the green in Wellsboro for the Parc Expose and ceremonial start. The first stage starts at 2:29 PM.
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.
2012 Oregon Trail Rally Video Recap
By: Subaru - May 12, 2012
The storyline and the results of the 2012 Oregon Trail Rally mimicked the 2011 edition of the event with Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins again leading from the start and pulling away for victory. The win, his fourth Oregon Trail Rally career victory, vaults Higgins even farther out of reach of his rivals in the points standings as he seeks to defend his 2011 Rally America Championship title. Higgins and his co-driver Craig Drew kept their mettle while at the wheel of their BFGoodrich Tires-shod 2012 Subaru WRX STI after their closest challenger dropped out of the event and Higgins ran nearly unchallenged for a large portion of the event.
Victory at the 2012 Oregon Trail Rally
By: Subaru - May 06, 2012
Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins and Craig Drew have raced their #75 Subaru WRX STI to an outstanding victory at the 2012 Oregon Trail Rally. At the Sunday morning Parc Expose in Dufur, Oregon, David and Craig had a relaxed demeanor afforded to them by the comfortable lead they earned the day before. Road conditions were significantly better and the team's 2012 Subaru WRX STI performed flawlessly as it rocketed along the scenic Oregon farmland under clear blue skies. Averaging two seconds per mile faster than their closest competition, Higgins and Drew pulled up to the podium with an astonishing lead of four minutes and twenty-six seconds.
2012 Oregon Trail Rally Day 2
By: Subaru - May 06, 2012
Subaru Rally Team USA’s David Higgins and Craig Drew have accrued a phenomenal lead during day 2 of the 2012 Oregon Trail Rally. Winning five of the day’s seven stages, SRT USA #75 is two minutes and fifty-four seconds ahead of the competition. While they’ve done well overall, the day got off to a rough start with a dramatic surface change that resulted in a nearly race-ending off. With teeth clenched, Higgins kept the throttle pinned while his 2012 Subaru WRX STI clawed itself back onto the road.
2012 Oregon Trail Rally Day 1
By: Subaru - May 05, 2012
The third event of the 2012 Rally America National Championship brings teams to the Pacific Northwest for the Oregon Trail Rally. As in years past, fans flocked to Portland International Raceway to see the action on the first day of racing. Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins and Craig Drew are off to a fantastic start, winning all four stages of the day and gaining a lead of nine seconds in just eight stage miles. Running BFGoodrich rallycross tires was an excellent choice as it allowed the Vermont SportsCar prepared 2012 Subaru WRX STI to put down all of its power on the mixed tarmac and gravel surfaces at the track.
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.
2012 Calendar Images Part III
By: Subaru - April 21, 2012
This week grab action images from the 2011 Olympus Rally and Oregon Trail Rally events. The images correspond to June 2012 - August 2012 in the printed SRT USA Wall Calendar.
Download 2012 Calendar Images Part II
By: Subaru - April 14, 2012
Download more action shots from the 2012 Subaru Rally Team USA Calendar! This week features March 2012 - May 2012.
Download 2012 Calendar Images
By: Subaru - April 07, 2012
Click the download arrow in the upper right corner to save these awesome 2012 Subaru Rally Team USA calendar images. It's time for a new desktop background!
What is the SRT USA Show Car Program?
By: Subaru - March 30, 2012
The Subaru Rally Team USA Show Car Program features an authentic Dave Mirra #40 Subaru Impreza WRX
STI rally car and a customized trailer featuring SPT parts, rally videos and Subaru Rally Team USA information. The
40' wrapped trailer and custom interior immerses you into the rally world! You can also collect SRT USA posters and
team collateral. Check the schedule below for a location near you!
April 13-14 Dave Mirra appearance: Herb Gordon Subaru - Silver Spring, Maryland
April 21 - Mastro Subaru - Orlando, Florida
May 19 - Bryan Subaru - Metairie, Louisiana
October 6 - Pence Subaru - Midlothian, Virginia
Meet Dave Mirra at the Grand Opening of Herb Gordon Subaru April 14th
By: Subaru - March 23, 2012
On April 14 join Dave Mirra for the Grand Opening of the new Herb Gordon Subaru dealership in Silver Spring, Maryland. The #40 Subaru WRX STI rally car will be on display along with a mobile display unit jam packed with STI upgrade parts, awesome rally photos, video displays and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Dave Mirra, see his rally car and check out the impressive brand new Herb Gordon Subaru dealership! The dealership is located at 3161 Automobile Blvd, Silver Spring, MD 20904, phone: 1-877-360-0317. To RSVP for the event or get more information go to http://www.subarujourney.com/rsvp/
The Higgins Forest Experience Rally School
By: Subaru - March 09, 2012
When not racing for Subaru Rally Team USA, David Higgins keeps his skills sharp by teaching others the art of rally driving. David and his wife Kara run the Higgins Forest Experience Rally School located in Carno, Mid Wales, England. The 900 acre facility features 9 miles of classic Welsh stage roads with a wide variety of bends and straights. The Higgins Forest Experience Rally School is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading rally schools – and who better to teach you than lead instructor and 2011 Rally America National Champion David Higgins! Lessons are also available on a one-on-one basis worldwide. To learn more or to book an introductory rally lesson click here.
Subaru Driver David Higgins Extends Rally America Championship Points Lead with 2nd Place Finish at the 2012 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood
By: Subaru - March 01, 2012
Subaru Rally Team USA driver David Higgins, the defending Rally America National Champion, has significantly extended his 2012 championship points lead with a second place finish at The Rally in the 100 Acre Wood. Higgins' two primary season-long rivals failed to finish the event thus providing...
High Speed Testing Video at 100 Acre Wood
By: Subaru - February 27, 2012
Subaru Rally Team USA takes to the rural roads of Missouri for a fast-paced test session prior to the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood. "The feeling with our Subaru is very good," explained Higgins. "During testing this week we made some great progress and found some speed on the faster sections, which will be crucial at this event. Our goal is always to win, but I'm mindful that we are looking at the big picture and need to secure championship points first and foremost."
2012 100 Acre Wood Day 2
By: Subaru - February 26, 2012
A cold calm set in as teams prepared for another day of racing near Salem, Missouri. Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins and Craig Drew were 18.6 seconds behind first place at the start of Day 2 of the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood. The plan was simple: proceed with normal effort through the first two stages; and if the gap starts closing, push for the rest of the race. With their major Rally America National Championship rivals out of the running, any finish on the podium would suffice and excessive risks would be futile.
2012 100 Acre Wood Day 1
By: Subaru - February 25, 2012
In the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood has begun in epic style. An unprecedented sixty-three teams have entered this event, the second stop of the 2012 Rally America National Championship. Fast and flowing Missouri roads characterize this race, and they've been left parched and dusty by this year's strangely dry winter. In the early stages, the top three competitors tightly traded fastest times. David and Craig won Stage 2, but lost some time in the subsequent stages and ended the day just 18 seconds behind the lead.
SRT USA #75 - Ready for 100 Acre
By: Subaru - February 17, 2012
In less than a week, a fierce competition will kick off in Missouri's Ozark Mountains. The Rally in the 100 Acre Wood gets underway at 1:30PM, Friday February 24th after the Parc Expose in Steelville, Missouri. Subaru Rally Team USA and Vermont SportsCar have just finalized event preparations and confirmed the #75 Subaru WRX STI is ready for action. After an extremely slippery Sno*Drift event last month, the hungry rally machine is craving fast gravel roads! David Higgins and Craig Drew are determined to break the 5-year winning streak held by former SRT USA driver Ken Block and are confident the 2012 Subaru WRX STI is the car to do it. Check back next week for race updates and photos.
New SRT USA #75 Papercraft Models on the way!
By: Subaru - February 10, 2012
New 2012 Subaru WRX STI papercraft models of SRT USA #75 are being printed! The new version contains lots of great new imagery, an even more detailed model of the car, 2012 rally schedule, car specs and more. Don’t miss out on your chance to get one. Come see us at a rally or dealer event near you to get a free copy. They will be available at the next event - Rally in the 100 Acre Wood on Feb 24-25. The event is based out of Salem, Missouri located about two hours south of St. Louis. We hope to see you there!
2012 Sno*Drift Video
By: Subaru - February 03, 2012
Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins and Craig Drew dominated at the 2012 Sno*Drift Rally in Atlanta, Michigan. Driving a 2012 Subaru WRX STI, the duo took the lead early on and never looked back winning the event by nearly two minutes. "The completely unpredictable surface conditions and our lack of experience in winter rallying made for a huge challenge," said Higgins after the race, "but I feel, after this, we've proved ourselves in the snow." This decisive win has given SRT USA the initial points lead in the 2012 Rally America National Championship.
2012 Sno*Drift Day 2
By: Subaru - January 29, 2012
Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins and Craig Drew have won Sno*Drift, the first round of the 2012 Rally America National Championship. Though their 2012 Subaru WRX STI performed flawlessly and they walked away with a massive lead of 1 minute 48 seconds, the victory was not won without a fight. Although Friday's conditions were somewhat disappointing for a winter rally, Sno*Drift earned its moniker with a substantial dumping of powder early Saturday morning. "The completely unpredictable surface conditions and our lack of experience in winter rallying made for a huge challenge," said Higgins after the race, "but I feel, after this, we've proved ourselves in the snow."
2012 Sno*Drift Day 1
By: Subaru - January 28, 2012
Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins and Craig Drew are off to a phenomenal start in their 2012 Subaru WRX STI at the Sno*Drift Rally. Unseasonably warm daytime temperatures exacerbated the difficulty imposed by the already icy roads. Sand and slush on top of ice forced teams to take a cautious approach or risk damage in the unforgiving road edges, which are lacking their usual snowy cushion. After the first leg of five stages, SRT USA #75 had an early 1 minute and 47 second lead over rivals Antoine L'Estage and Nathalie Richard.
2012 Sno*Drift Rally Testing
By: Subaru - January 26, 2012
Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins and Craig Drew are eager to defend their Rally America National Championship title in SRT USA #75. With two days of winter testing completed, the 2012 Subaru WRX STI is ready to take on the winter roads of Michigan at the Sno*Drift Rally. This will perhaps be the most challenging event of the season, as significant rainfall in the past week has formed up to an inch of hard, clear ice on many of the stage roads.
David Higgins to defend Rally America Crown with Subaru Rally Team USA in 2012 Championship
By: Subaru - January 18, 2012
Subaru of America, Inc. Subaru Rally Team USA (SRT USA) announced today that David Higgins, the 2011 Rally America National Champion will continue as factory driver for the team in 2012 in a bid to defend his title. Higgins and SRT USA begin the 2012 Rally America National Championship at the season opener Sno*Drift Rally in northern Michigan, Jan. 27 and 28 against a stacked field of over 70 entries. Co-driver Craig Drew will once again join Higgins; the duo will pilot a Vermont SportsCar-prepared 2012 Subaru WRX STI in all six rounds of the 2012 Rally America National Championship.
David Higgins and Subaru Rally Team USA finish 2nd Overall at 2011 Rally of the Tall Pines
By: Subaru - November 29, 2011
Subaru Rally Team USA driver David Higgins has finished 2nd Overall at the hotly contested 2011 Rally of the Tall Pines in Bancroft, Ontario. Higgins and the Subaru Rally Team USA squad attended the Tall Pines Rally, the final round of the Canadian Rally Championship, to test various development components on their Vermont SportsCar-prepared 2011 Subaru Impreza STI rally car ahead of the 2012 Rally America National Championship. For Higgins, the 2011 Rally America Champion, this was the first time attending the Tall Pines Rally and he notes it was one of the most challenging events of his career.
SRT USA attends the 2011 SEMA Show
By: Subaru - November 02, 2011
The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world and takes place every year at the Las Vegas Convention Center. At the Subaru display SRT USA drivers Dave Mirra and David Higgins were on hand to meet with attendees and to sign memorabilia & posters. The awesome championship winning 2011 Subaru WRX STI open class rally car was also on display for a full dose of rally!
X Games 17 - RallyCross
By: Subaru - August 01, 2011
The X Games 17 RallyCross finals concluded in a heated battle of eight cars attacking downtown LA's South Figueroa Street in a cacophony of engine noise and squealing tires. Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins and Dave Mirra cleanly negotiated the carnage at the first turn and slipped into second and third place. David Higgins suffered significant damage to SRT USA #75 when a high-speed spin late in the race resulted in a collision with the wall. Although his Subaru persevered throughout the remainder of the race, Higgins had lost too much time and finished sixth. Dave Mirra displayed excellent skill and drove a terrific race overall.
X Games 17 - Rally Car Racing
By: Subaru - July 31, 2011
Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins has scored an X Games Bronze medal in his 2011 Subaru WRX STI during the Rally Car Racing competition at X Games 17. This is the first time David Higgins has competed in the X Games and his podium finish shows that he has taken well to the competition format. After winning their respective first rounds, both SRT USA drivers, David Higgins and Dave Mirra, were bracketed against each other in the Quarterfinals. It was an extremely close race in which Higgins secured the hole-shot and Mirra followed right on his teammate's tail. The turning point of the battle was when the two drivers came into the Joker lap, Mirra trailing just behind Higgins.
X Games 17 - Jump Practice
By: Subaru - July 30, 2011
Subaru Rally Team USA has moved operations to downtown Los Angeles as X Games 17 swings into full effect. The vicinity of the rally course was abuzz with spectators as the Skateboard Big Air practice and final proceeded throughout the day. The air was filled not only with the sounds of the cheering crowd and announcers over the PA, but also a chorus of impact wrenches and anti-lag as rally teams made final preparations for the evening's jump practice. After the Skateboard events finished up, a quick reconfiguration of barriers and a bit of water on the gravel readied the track for rally cars.
X Games 17 - Testing Day 2
By: Subaru - July 28, 2011
Subaru Rally Team USA has wrapped up a second day of testing at AutoClub Speedway in Fontana, California. The 2011 Subaru WRX STI RallyCross cars of the SRT USA fleet have performed flawlessly for the past two days and have provided team technicians a trouble-free opportunity to tune and refine the vehicles for competition. The focus of these test sessions has been on the finer details of car configuration, such as suspension setup, sway bar selection, gear ratios and engine settings. These Subarus will undoubtedly deliver an eye-popping performance at X Games 17!
SRT USA wins 2011 Rally America National Championship
By: Subaru - July 18, 2011
With a second place finish at the New England Forest Rally in Newry, Maine Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins with co-driver Craig Drew have won the 2011 Rally America National Championship in a 2011 Subaru WRX STI.
2011 New England Forest Rally - Day 2
By: Subaru - July 16, 2011
The Rally America National Championship Title is back in the hands of Subaru Rally Team USA. Through an exciting season culminating in a heated battle at the New England Forest Rally, SRT USA's David Higgins and Craig Drew have piloted the #75 WRX STI to victory in the 2011 Rally America National Championship. Winning three out of six events and finishing second in two others, the skilled duo of Higgins and Drew have restored the Subaru marque to the head of the pack and unquestionably proved the competitiveness of the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI in the most demanding of motorsports. At this weekend's New England Forest Rally, David Higgins and Craig Drew raced the #75 WRX STI to a second-place podium finish.
2011 New England Forest Rally - Day 1
By: Subaru - July 16, 2011
The final event of the 2011 Rally America National Championship is underway at the New England Forest Rally. Spanning both sides of the border between Maine and New Hampshire, this event features one hundred miles of stage roads which follow shorelines and cross mountains with road conditions ranging from smooth and fast to rough and technical. Coming into the event, Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins and Craig Drew sit at the top of the National Championship standings. While first place is always the preferred result, any spot on the New England Forest Rally podium will secure the championship win for Higgins and Drew in the #75 Subaru WRX STI.
2011 Climb to the Clouds
By: Subaru - June 27, 2011
David Higgins has absolutely crushed the Mt. Washington Hillclimb course record in his 2011 Subaru WRX STI. Battling rain-soaked tarmac and treacherously low visibility, David Higgins piloted SRT USA #75 through two record-breaking runs of the 7.6-mile Auto Road. "It was a very big challenge because the road was still wet in spots and would turn very slick suddenly. With the clouds the visibility was so low I could hardly see past the hood of my car," explained Higgins. On the first run in his WRX STI, Higgins rocketed up the mountain twenty seconds faster than the outgoing record set by Frank Sprongl in 1998.
Climb to the Clouds - Practice
By: Subaru - June 26, 2011
On the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Mt. Washington Auto Road, Subaru Rally Team USA has entered driver David Higgins in a race to the 6,288 foot summit, known as the "Climb to the Clouds." First raced in 1904, the 7.6 mile ascent is the oldest motorsports event in the United States. This year, SRT USA's David Higgins will be campaigning this historic event in a 2011 Subaru WRX STI with more than ten times the horsepower of the vehicle that won the inaugural event. All of that power coupled with Subaru's incomparable Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive certainly provides a fantastic platform for attacking this mountain.
Round 3 of 2011 Global RallyCross Championship - Last Chance
By: Subaru - June 24, 2011
Subaru Rally Team USA driver David Higgins drives his #75 Subaru Impreza WRX STI rallycross car to
2nd place at round 3 of the 2011 Global RallyCross Championship.
The Global Rallycross Championship consists of 3 rounds, each scheduled at different venues across the country, leading up to X Games 17 which will be held within the L.A. Live complex and Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA, scheduled for July 30-31, 2011.
Round 3 of 2011 Global RallyCross Championship - RallyCross
By: Subaru - June 19, 2011
The final round of the 2011 Global RallyCross Championship has concluded with a dramatic final race just south of Colorado Springs, CO. Spectators packed Pikes Peak International Raceway on Saturday and the drivers signature session tent was mobbed as fans eagerly met with competitors. The racing got underway early in the afternoon and Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins won both of his heat races in his 2011 Subaru WRX STI. The car has really come into its own as a competitive rallycross machine and it was very exciting for SRT USA to see their hard work paying off. The A Main Final was fully stacked with an unprecedented eight vehicles on the starting grid.
Round 3 of 2011 Global RallyCross Championship - SuperRally
By: Subaru - June 18, 2011
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.
2011 Susquehannock Trail Rally Day 2
By: Subaru - June 05, 2011
Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins and Craig Drew have won the 2011 Susquehannock Trail Rally after an unbelievably tense final day of racing. Higgins and Drew started the day fourteen seconds down and steadily regained lost ground, edging into the lead by five seconds at the end of Stage 7. On the following stage, disaster struck when the in-car intercom system stopped working. At the same time, a sudden rain storm turned the surface from hard gravel to a fine mud that seemed slick as ice. The team struggled to keep up speed through the stage, with Craig using hand signals to indicate crucial stage notes while David combatted limited visibility and treacherous road conditions.
2011 Susquehannock Trail Rally Day 1
By: Subaru - June 04, 2011
The 2011 Susquehannock Trail Rally began today under clear blue skies with warm summer temperatures and plenty of dust. Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins and Craig Drew were first on the road in the #75 WRX STI. Next up were Dave Mirra and Marshall Clarke in SRT USA #40.
With the cancellation of Stage 2, only twenty of the event's one-hundred twenty-five stage miles have been run. Stages 1 and 3 took place on the Waste Management course, an extremely rough and technical nine miles that has damaged rally cars in the past. This was David Higgins' first time on the stage and he chose to take a cautious approach in driving style and in the use of a hard-compound tire.
2011 Oregon Trail Rally Day 3
By: Subaru - May 16, 2011
The 2011 Oregon Trail Rally has culminated in an outstanding win for Subaru Rally Team USA. Piloting the #75 WRX STI, David Higgins and Craig Drew have scored a crushing victory and leapt to the top of the Rally America National Championship standings. After heavy rains drenched the roads to the point of stage cancellations Saturday afternoon, Sunday's schedule was up in the air. The precipitation abated just in time for the first stage, and conditions improved steadily throughout the day.
Keeping the pace set in their successful racing the previous day, David Higgins and Craig Drew won three of Sunday's stages.
2011 Oregon Trail Rally Day 2
By: Subaru - May 15, 2011
At the conclusion of Day 2 at the 2011 Oregon Trail Rally, Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins and Craig Drew have amassed a staggering three-and-a-half minute lead. Starting the day in first place, the duo were in the best spot on the road, staying ahead of the dust clouds being kicked up on the dry stage roads. That advantage was, however, diminished by a minor brake issue which left them with front brakes only for three stages. Unwilling to relinquish their lead, SRT USA #75 kept pushing and lost minimal time. The issue was quickly resolved when the car returned to service and Higgins and Drew set out again as the weather began to turn.
2011 Oregon Trail Rally Day 1
By: Subaru - May 14, 2011
The 2011 Oregon Trail Rally got underway Thursday morning at Pioneer Square in downtown Portland, OR. Fans and enthusiasts flocked to the square for a chance to meet the drivers and check out this weekend's lineup of top rally cars. Immediately following the Parc Expose, teams headed to Portland International Raceway to give press rides to journalists and other media. SRT USA's busy day concluded with a visit to Dick Hannah Subaru in Vancouver, WA, where the #75 WRX STI was on display and David Higgins and Craig Drew were on-hand to mingle with fans and sign autographs. The real action kicked off Friday evening as teams ran the first four stages of the rally at Portland International Raceway.
2011 Olympus Rally
By: Subaru - May 01, 2011
Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins and Dave Mirra were back in action on the West Coast today in their 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STIs during Day 1 of the Olympus Rally. David Higgins and Craig Drew rocketed ahead to win four of the Saturday’s six stages and ending the day in first place. Dave Mirra and Marshall Clarke in the #40 WRX STI kept on-pace, holding fast to their fourth-place start position and keeping the podium well within reach. Spectators took advantage of a beautiful, sunny day and flocked to the hillsides to watch the rally.
Round 2 of 2011 Global RallyCross Championship - Day 2
By: Subaru - April 17, 2011
Day 2 of the Global RallyCross Championship's Round 2: Twin Peaks welcomed a sold-out crowd to the muddy grounds of the DirtFish Rally School at the Old Mill Adventure Park in Snoqualmie, Washington. Rally fans in the Pacific Northwest are known for their tenaciousness and this crowd was no exception as they withstood the cycles of wind and rain that punctuated the sunshine and racing in synchronicity with the event schedule. When the sun shone and the engines roared, the action was incomparable. The crowd witnessed everything from neck-and-neck drag races off the start line to overtakings, collisions, rolls, and even a forward somersault by one car who shorted the jump.
Round 2 of 2011 Global RallyCross Championship
By: Subaru - April 16, 2011
The 2011 Global RallyCross Championship (GRC) continues this weekend on to Round 2: Twin Peaks. Held at the Old Mill Adventure Park in scenic Snoqualmie, Washington, the event features an exciting course with all of the makings of an excellent RallyCross. There's plenty of gravel, some tarmac hairpins, a 70-foot jump, and a fast straight through an old lumberyard warehouse. The Twin Peaks event spans two days and warmed up today with the head-to-head SuperRally races for two-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive classes. Piloting the #40 WRX STI, Subaru Rally Team USA's Dave Mirra placed second in qualifying for the AWD SuperRally.
Round 1 of 2011 Global Rallycross Championship: Sights & Sounds
By: Subaru - March 31, 2011
Subaru Rally Team USA driver Dave Mirra debuted his all-new 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI rallycross car and finished 4th in the A-Main Final at the Inaugural round of the 2011 Global Rallycross Chamionship at Irwindale Speedway in Los Angeles, CA.
SRT USA Driver Dave Mirra Finishes 4th at Inaugural GRC Event
By: Subaru - March 28, 2011
This Saturday, Subaru Rally Team USA competed in the first installment of the three-event Global Rallycross Championship. Named "The Revolution," the race was held at the Irwindale Speedway outside Los Angeles, CA.
100 Acre Wood Highlights Video
By: Subaru - March 14, 2011
Watch as Subaru Rally Team USA races through the foothills of the Ozark Mountains to claim a double podium finish at the 2011 100 Acre Wood Rally.
100 Acre Wood Day 2
By: Subaru - February 27, 2011
The 2011 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood concluded with a superb dual podium finish for Subaru Rally Team USA. The #75 WRX STI piloted by David Higgins and Craig Drew scored second place followed by teammates Dave Mirra and Marshall Clarke in third driving SRT USA #40.
This weekend's rally saw a tight race between David Higgins and 2010 Rally America National Champion Antoine L'Estage. As Higgins warmed up to the event on the first day of racing, Antoine gained a 20-second lead. Higgins turned up the heat Saturday morning in an attempt to bridge the gap, but a spin cost him 30 seconds and he remained in second place despite winning four of the day's ten stages.
100 Acre Wood Day 1
By: Subaru - February 26, 2011
The Rally in the 100 Acre Wood kicked off today in Potosi, Missouri with a half-mile spectator stage before the cars dashed off to the woods to run thirty-five miles of stage road in the surrounding forests. By the second stage, Subaru Rally Team USA had secured the rankings they would maintain for the rest of the day: David Higgins and Craig Drew in the #75 Subaru WRX STI are in second place with Dave Mirra and Marshall Clarke holding third place in the #40 WRX STI. A mere twenty-two seconds separates Higgins and Drew from first place on the scoreboard and Mirra and Clarke are down a minute from their teammates. Only a third of the event's total stage mileage has been run so far, so this race is far from over.
2011 100 Acre Wood Testing
By: Subaru - February 24, 2011
Subaru Rally Team USA has arrived in Salem, Missouri for the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, the second round of the 2011 Rally America National Championship. The race begins Friday after a Parc Expose in Potosi, MO, and will cover 120 miles of stage road through to Saturday night.
Sno*Drift Wrap-up Video
By: Subaru - February 01, 2011
Dave Mirra Stages Comeback to Finish 2nd Overall at Season Opener Sno*Drift Rally
Subaru Rally Team USA driver Dave Mirra achieved a rally career best 2nd Overall finish at the season opening Sno*Drift Rally via a comeback late in the rally. Mirra, at the wheel of his 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally car, patiently moved up the leaderboard after a tire puncture early in the rally dropped him down to 5th Overall.
Sno*Drift Day 2
By: Subaru - January 30, 2011
Subaru Rally Team USA's Dave Mirra and Marshall Clarke have started off the 2011 Rally America National Championship season with an outstanding second-place podium finish.
After a puncture last night dropped them to fifth place, Dave and Marshall ran an exceptionally clean rally and worked their way up the ranks. It was a close race to the finish for SRT USA #40 as they entered the final two stages in third place, a mere 1.8 seconds behind their closest challenger. By employing a cautious approach to the final stages, Dave and Marshall fended off the elements and bested their rival to emerge one step up the podium.
Sno*Drift Day 1
By: Subaru - January 29, 2011
As the temperatures lingered below freezing in Lewiston, Michigan, portly snowflakes fell lazily from the sky. Several minutes before three o'clock, rally cars began their screaming launch from the start of Stage 1. Within the first three stages, the first car on the road had overshot a turn and become entrenched in loose snow. Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins and Craig Drew, who were a mere 19 seconds behind in car #75, now had a two minute advantage over their closest competitor. This sizable lead grew as the racing continued into the night.
2011 Sno*Drift Rally Test Session and Preview
By: Subaru - January 28, 2011
Subaru Rally Team USA (SRT USA) returns to the 2011 Rally America National Championship at the season opener Sno*Drift Rally in northern Michigan. The team conducted a successful pre-event test earlier in Michigan ahead of the event with team drivers David Higgins and Dave Mirra.
By: Subaru - January 28, 2011
The 2011 Sno*Drift Rally marks the first event in which David Higgins and Dave Mirra will be competing together for Subaru Rally Team USA. Beautiful wintery conditions set the scene for the first race of this year's Rally America National Championship. Light snow is in the forecast and surface conditions are already very different from last year's treacherously icy roads. Speeds should be significantly higher this year as the hard-packed snow offers lots of grip, especially with gravel showing through in some spots.
David Higgins' First SRT USA Test Session
By: Subaru - December 08, 2010
Subaru of America, Inc. has announced that it would be returning to the RallyCar National Championship in the Open class with a 2-car program in 2011. Led by current Subaru Rally Team USA driver Dave Mirra and joined by British seasoned rally driver David Higgins; each driver will be piloting a Subaru WRX STI prepared and fielded by technical partner Vermont SportsCar.
Subaru Rally Team USA Rallycross Round 4
By: Subaru - November 07, 2010
For Round 4 of the U.S. Rallycross Championship at the New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP), spectators turned out in even greater numbers than for yesterday's Round 3. The event certainly wasn't lacking for action with heats starting at 9:30 in the morning and running back-to-back races through the day until the final A Main final late in the afternoon. Fans lined the fences and cheered the heroic efforts of the competitors as they muscled for position through a tangle of car-to-car contact, flying dirt and displaced tire-walls.
During a lunch-time intermission, over a hundred Subaru owners took a parade lap of the NJMP Lightning Racetrack...
Subaru Rally Team USA Rallycross Round 3: Day 1
By: Subaru - November 06, 2010
New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) was abuzz with energy and filled with fans as the day kicked off a double-header weekend of Rallycross racing. At the end of the first day, Subaru Rally Team USA's Travis Pastrana finished fourth overall in the A Main Final of Round 3 of the RallyCar U.S. Rallycross Championship. With the strong contingent of experienced competitors fresh from the well-established European Rallycross Championship entered in this event, Travis drove a stellar race to bring home his car just outside the podium. Teammate Dave Mirra in his SRT USA #40 WRX STI was edged out of one of the semi-finals and unable to continue to the final race. Having set extremely fast times in the qualifying laps...
Subaru Rally Team USA Rallycross Round 3: Practice
By: Subaru - November 05, 2010
Overcast skies gave way to sunshine over the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ today as Subaru Rally Team USA arrived for the finale of the 2010 U.S. Rallycross Championship. This weekend's event is slated to be a double-header, as the final two rounds of the season will be held on Saturday and Sunday. With an extra round to the season and a new course layout, the culmination of the series will be an event of epic excitement. The competition will be fierce, as the venue has drawn a contingent of entrants from the European Rallycross Championship, including top teams from Norway, Sweden, and Finland.
Subaru Rally Team USA Rallycross
Round 2: Day 2
By: Subaru - October 04, 2010
Subaru Rally Team USA's Dave Mirra placed 2nd on the podium at Round 2 of the U.S. Rallycross Championship. Mirra's #40 STI had an outstanding start in the A Main Final and after two laps Dave had pulled a substantial gap from the trailing Round 1 winner Tanner Foust. Unfortunately, the race was red-flagged and drivers returned to the starting grid. During the restart Foust took an early lead, with Dave following closely in second and maintained that position to hold off European Rallycross Championship driver Liam Doran who rounded out the podium.
Subaru Rally Team USA Rallycross
Round 2: Day 1
By: Subaru - October 03, 2010
SRT USA returned to New Jersey Motorsports Park for round 2 of the 2010 Rallycross series. For the 1st day, Dave Mirra carried the team flag solo with teammate Travis Pastrana unavailable due to a prior commitment yet scheduled to return for driving duties on Sunday. Following the experience gained from round 1, the Subaru team focused on car testing and development to hone the performance and drivability of the #40 and #199 STI units.
Subaru Rally Team USA Rallycross
Round 1 Recap
By: Subaru - September 27, 2010
Subaru Rally Team USA Rallycross
Round 1: Day 2
By: Subaru - August 29, 2010
After an exciting day complete with practice, qualifying, and Heat 1 runs on Saturday, fans and spectators alike flocked to New Jersey Motorsports Park the following day expecting a dramatic finish; they weren't disappointed.
Subaru Rally Team USA drivers Travis Pastrana and Dave Mirra gridded 2nd and 4th, respectively, in the Finals Heat after tabulating cumulative lap times over the best of 3 Heat races. Travis was beat into the first corner off the start by competitor Tanner Foust and later made impact with a tire barrier which brought out a red flag. Allowed to grid back for the restart, Travis found himself 6th while Dave had been able to move further up the field prior to the waving red flag.
Subaru Rally Team USA Rallycross
Round 1: Day 1
By: Subaru - August 28, 2010
Coming off X Games 16, Subaru Rally Team USA traveled to New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ, to compete in the inaugural Rallycross event organized under the newly named RallyCar outfit (formerly Rally America). Team drivers Travis Pastrana and Dave Mirra practiced on the Lightning Bolt course, eventually qualifying 2nd and 4th, respectively, piloting their Subaru WRX STIs in the exciting 4wd class. Fans and spectators were treated to an exciting display of blistering speed on both the race track and dirt course layout along with impressive driving skills by each of the entrants.
SRT USA at X Games 16
By: Subaru - July 31, 2010
In front of an excited audience that filled the L.A. Coliseum on Saturday to see fireworks in the form of Rally Car Racing and SuperRally, Subaru Rally Team USA (SRT USA) arrived with its two team drivers Travis Pastrana and Dave Mirra and guest driver Sverre Isachsen along with Subaru STI rally cars prepared by technical partner Vermont SportsCar. After some intense qualifying battles, the SRT USA seeding results were as follows for Rally Car Racing: Pastrana 2nd and Mirra 12th.
Travis Pastrana Blog
By: Subaru - July 30, 2010
After winning Gold in FMX and successfully completing a double back flip at X Games 16 on Thursday, SRT USA driver Travis Pastrana joined teammate Dave Mirra and guest driver Sverre Isachsen along with nine other competitors for Rally Car Racing (RCR) practice at the L.A. Coliseum on Friday. With both RCR and SuperRally events scheduled for Saturday and limited on-course practice time for the entire field of competitors, activity and preparation efforts among the drivers and their respective teams were at a fever pitch. Travis, on the other hand, found the schedule almost relaxing (compared to his typical gamut of X Games commitments), and even took the opportunity to share some of his day's experiences with us as told in pictures contained in our image gallery.
Dave Mirra Blog
By: Subaru - July 29, 2010
Subaru Rally Team USA (SRT USA) performed a final series of tests on Thursday prior to heading off to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, site of this weekend's X Games 16 hosted by ESPN. Armed with three 2011 Subaru STI rally cars, the team used these runs focusing on a variety of things including vital systems checks. The driver of the #40 SRT USA STI, Dave Mirra, offered up his take on the day's progress found in the image gallery.
SRT USA Media Day
By: Subaru - July 28, 2010
With X Games 16 looming, Subaru Rally Team USA (SRT USA) continued its testing preparations Wednesday of the team's three 2011 Subaru STI rally cars, this time with invited journalists in attendance to experience a practice session with regular team drivers Travis Pastrana, Dave Mirra, and reigning European Rally Champion Sverre Isachsen. During that session, media guests interviewed the three drivers while some also had the thrilling opportunity to sit alongside Travis for a ridealong.
Sverre Isachsen Blog
By: Subaru - July 27, 2010
Serving as third driver for Subaru Rally Team USA (SRT USA) and invited to this weekend's X Games 16 SuperRally event, Sverre Isachsen reported for team testing duties and car acclimatization the week of the event. Isachsen is the reigning European Rally Cross Champion (ERC) and current points leader in the series. The Norwegian agreed to take some time out of his busy schedule to relay his excitement at participating in his first X Games along with his experiences in joining SRT USA.
SRT USA Prepares for 2010 X Games
By: Subaru - July 26, 2010
Subaru Rally Team USA drivers Travis Pastrana, Dave Mirra, and European recruit Sverre Isachsen prepare for the July 31 start of the 2010 X Games.
European Rallycross Champion Sverre Isachsen Joins Subaru Rally Team USA at X Games 16
By: Subaru - July 02, 2010
Subaru Rally Team USA announced today the selection of Sverre Isachsen of Norway, the defending FIA European Rallycross Champion, to fill the team's guest driver slot at the 2010 ESPN Summer X Games 16 in Los Angeles, California on July 31st. Isachsen will join Subaru Rally Team USA star drivers Travis Pastrana and Dave Mirra for the debut of SuperRally at the X Games, and each will drive a 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI modified for Rallycross with an over 550 horsepower Boxer engine and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.
"I'm very excited to come to a huge event like the Summer X Games and to have the opportunity to be teammates to legends like Pastrana and Mirra is very special," said Isachsen...(Continue Reading>>)
The Susquehannock Trail Rally Ends Early for Dave Mirra While Teammate Travis Pastrana is Still Absent
By: Subaru - June 06, 2010
After having competed in only a handful of rally events, BMX legend Dave Mirra has won his first rally race, the 2009 Team O'Neil Rally, at the wheel of his 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally car. Mirra dominated the New Hampshire-based snow rally by setting fastest time on all but one of the event's eight stages and finishing with a lead of fifty seconds. The wins comes just over one year after Mirra began his burgeoning rally career that has since seen him be named the 2008 Rally America Rookie of the Year as well as earn a Bronze medal at last summer's X Games 14 Rally Car Racing event.
Dave Mirra Out of 2010 Oregon Trail Rally After Rolling His Car
By: Subaru - May 16, 2010
The 2010 Oregon Trail Rally opened up to blue skies and dry roads in the scenic vicinity of Mt. Hood. Unfortunately for Subaru Rally Team USA, their campaign at this event was cut short when Dave Mirra and Martin Headland rolled #40 in a very difficult turn on Stage 6. That same turn also claimed former SRT USA teammate Ken Block later that day. Although the vehicle was too damaged to continue the race, Mirra was eventually able to transit his 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI out of the stage. He retired with four flat tires, a flattened roof, and a missing bumper. The crew is okay...
Travis Pastrana Wins 2010 Olympus Rally and Teammate Dave Mirra Finishes 3rd, Earning His First National Podium
By: Subaru - April 25, 2010
Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana posted a decisive victory at the 2010 Olympus Rally, Round 2 of the Rally America National Championship, while his teammate Dave Mirra earned his first ever national podium with a 3rd place finish. The event featured nearly 100 miles of sinuous, tree-lined logging roads near Aberdeen and Ocean Shores, Washington, as well as one of the strongest entry lists yet for a North American rally. The victory, number two for Pastrana thus far in 2010, moves the defending four-time Rally America Champion up to 2nd Overall in the national point's standings...
Domination at 100 Acre Wood Rally Cut Short for Pastrana, Mirra Finishes 4th Overall
By: Subaru - February 27, 2010
Subaru driver Travis Pastrana was nearly untouchable at the 2010 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, convincingly pulling away from a strong field before a seemingly innocuous driving error late in the event damaged his 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI and forced him to retire. Pastrana's Subaru teammate, BMX and X Games icon Dave Mirra, finished cleanly in 4th overall as he grew more familiar with his new higher-specification Open Class Subaru STI rally car. The 100 Acre Wood Rally, based in and around Salem, Missouri, was the second stop on the six-event 2010 Rally America National Championship series...
Subaru Rally Team USA signs VP Fuels as Official Fuel Supplier
By: Subaru - February 24, 2010
Subaru Rally Team USA is pleased to announce today the selection of VP Racing Fuels products for their 2010 rally campaign. The partnership includes VP Fuels being designated the Official Fuel of Subaru Rally Team USA. Subaru Rally Team USA, managed by Subaru technical partner Vermont SportsCar, is headed by four-time defending Rally America National Champion Travis Pastrana and BMX legend Dave Mirra. The team is scheduled to compete in the six-event 2010 Rally America National Championship, ESPNs X Games 16 Rally Car Racing event as well as Rally Americas three all-new European-style RallyCross exhibition events this fall.
Subaru Driver Travis Pastrana Skates to Victory at the Sno*Drift Rally
By: Subaru - January 30, 2010
Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana and his co-driver Christian Edstrom overcame treacherous icy conditions to take a dominating win at this weekend's Sno*Drift Rally, round one of the 2010 Rally America National Championship. Pastrana, the defending four-time Rally America National Champion, won by over one minute and thirty seconds driving an Open Class rally specification 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI. In an amazing show of determination and grit, Pastrana completed the event nursing an extremely sore collarbone, which he broke in a motocross accident less than a week ago. His Subaru Rally Team USA teammate, BMX legend-turned-rally pro Dave Mirra, finished 6th overall with co-driver Derek Ringer...
Subaru Announces Increased Funding for their 2010 Rally Support Program
By: Subaru - January 15, 2010
Subaru of America Inc. announced today increases to its contingency award payouts for Subaru drivers in the 2010 Rally America National Championship. The Subaru Rally Support Program, which was created in 2005, continues to be the most lucrative contingency program in North American rallying, with over $20,000 available per event for eligible Subaru drivers to earn. The program will again focus support on the popular Super Production Class (SP) within the Rally America National Championship, where the top finishing eligible Subaru SP driver can now earn $7,000 at each round.
Subaru Rally Team USA Announces 2010 Driver Line-Up
By: Subaru - January 08, 2010
Subaru Rally Team USA announced today that reigning four-time Rally America National Champion Travis Pastrana and BMX Freestyle legend Dave Mirra will both return as factory team drivers. Subaru Rally Team USA will contest the entire 2010 Rally America National Championship, ESPN's X Games 16 Rally Car Racing event as well as participate in Rally America's new and highly anticipated European-style rally cross exhibition events. Pastrana and Mirra will each pilot a 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally car prepared by Subaru technical partner Vermont SportsCar.
LEAP YEAR: Travis Pastrana Barges into 2010 with History-Making Feat in Long Beach at Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. Rally Car Champion Soars 269 feet to Break World Record for Longest Distance Jump in a Rally Car
By: Subaru - December 31, 2009
On New Year's Eve, action sports icon Travis Pastrana made history in Long Beach, ringing in 2010 with a bang. The four-time Rally America Champion and nine-time X Games Gold Medalist broke boundaries and accelerated himself in to the history books by accomplishing an amazing feat of skill and calculated risk at Red Bull: New Year. No Limits.
Subaru Rally Driver Travis Pastrana Puts Stamp on Championship with Win at LSPR Teammate Ken Block Secures Third Place
By: Subaru - October 19, 2009
Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana put an authoritative stamp on his fourth consecutive Rally America National Championship with a dominating win at the 2009 Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR). Pastrana, from Davidsonville, MD, mathematically won the 2009 Rally America Championship at the Ojibwe Forests Rally in late August. With nothing to lose and no pressure, Pastrana entered LSPR stating he was intent on simply driving to dominate, taking risks and putting on a proper show for the fans. He lived up to his claims by leading from the start at the wheel of his 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally car and finishing fastest on fifteen of LSPR's seventeen stages...
Vision X Signs with Subaru Rally Team USA
By: Subaru - October 16, 2009
Subaru Rally Team USA is pleased to announce that Vision X will become the official supplier of competition lights for Subaru Rally Team USA (SRT USA). The team, headed by four-time Rally America National Champion Travis Pastrana and his teammate Ken Block, will begin utilizing Vision X HID competition driving lights this weekend at the Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR) in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. SRT USA's new Vision X lights will play a pivotal role at LSPR where over half of the event's 126 stage miles are run in darkness.
Ken Block Returns to Scotland for the 2009 Colin McRae Forest Stages
By: Subaru - September 30, 2009
Subaru Rally Team USA driver Ken Block and his co-driver, Alex Gelsomino, will participate once again in the 2009 Colin McRae Forest Stages in Scotland this weekend. Block will be at the wheel of a sister car to his usual Rally America National Championship vehicle, a 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI built to Rally America's Open Class specifications. As the high-powered Vermont SportsCar-prepared #43 Subaru STI does not conform to any of the car specification classes featured at the McRae Stages, the final round of the Scottish Rally Championship, Block will run as course-opening car for exhibition only.
Subaru Rally Team USA driver Ken Block Impresses in SP Class at Rally Colorado
By: Subaru - September 20, 2009
Piloting a lesser specification Subaru Impreza WRX STI at this past weekend's Rally Colorado, Subaru Rally Team USA (SRT USA) driver Ken Block hovered near the top of the time sheets throughout the event. Block was without his usual high-powered Open Class 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI and instead drove the Super Production (SP) Class Subaru Impreza WRX STI of fellow SRT USA teammate Dave Mirra, who did not attend Rally Colorado due to a schedule conflict with a BMX event. Block and his co-driver, Alex Gelsomino, put in an impressive drive in the lower-specification SP class car, running a majority of the rally in 3rd Overall and winning three stages outright...
Subaru Driver Travis Pastrana Secures 4th Consecutive Rally America National Championship with win at 2009 Ojibwe Forests Rally
By: Subaru - August 29, 2009
Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana has mathematically secured his fourth consecutive Rally America National Championship with a dominating win at the Ojibwe Forest Rally in northern Minnesota this weekend. Pastrana and his co-driver Christian Edstrom, cruised to victory in their 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI after several of their closest rivals hit trouble. The win, his fifth of the season, hauled in sufficient championship points to place Pastrana mathematically out of reach to his closest challengers and thus securing his fourth consecutive Rally America national title. Pastrana has won each of his Rally America championships (2006-2009) behind the wheel of a Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally car...
Subaru Driver Travis Pastrana Wins 15th Career Medal with a Silver at ESPN X Games 15 Rally
By: Subaru - August 04, 2009
Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana captured his 15th career X Games medal in the ESPN X Games 15 Rally competition at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles where he won the Silver medal. Pastrana, driving a BFGoodrich Tires-shod 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally car was the clear favorite after winning Gold at the 2008 event. However, Pastrana's bid for a second straight Gold was halted midway through the Gold medal race when he clipped a cement barrier with his right front wheel, nearly ripping the wheel from the car, thus handing former Indianapolis 500 winner Kenny Brack the Gold medal. Pastrana's X Games medals count now includes nine Gold, four Silver and two Bronze...
Pastrana Wins, Block 2nd as SRT USA takes 1-2 Finish at 2009 New England Forest Rally
By: Subaru - July 20, 2009
Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana overcame a close battle with his Subaru teammate Ken Block to win the New England Forest Rally, Round 6 of the 2009 Rally America National Championship. The Subaru duo of Pastrana and Block, each driving identically prepared 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally cars, fought all weekend with former Canadian Rally Champion Antoine L'Estage. Mechanical trouble for L'Estage and a late spin and tire puncture for Block handed Pastrana the victory on the final stages. The win extends Pastrana's points lead and puts him one-step closer to winning his fourth consecutive Rally America National Championship...
Subaru Factory Driver Ken Block Takes Dominating Win at 2009 Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally
By: Subaru - June 08, 2009
Subaru Rally Team USA driver Ken Block earned his second Rally America victory of 2009 with a dominating win at the 2009 Waste Management Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (STPR). Block and his co-driver, Alex Gelsomino, were untouchable in their 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI, leading from the very first stage and going on to win eight of thirteen competition stages at STPR, round five of the 2009 Rally America National Championship. Block's Subaru teammate and defending three-time Rally America National Champion Travis Pastrana with co-driver Christian Edstrom made it a 1-2 finish for Subaru Rally Team USA by placing 2nd Overall...
Pastrana Wins Oregon Trail Rally, Takes Championship Lead
By: Subaru - May 19, 2009
Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana is back atop the Rally America National Championship standings after winning the 2009 Oregon Trail Rally this past weekend. Pastrana, the three-time defending Rally America National Champion, strode to victory in Oregon with a faultless drive behind the wheel of his 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally car, winning by nearly one minute. Pastrana and his co-driver Christian Edstrom have now won three of the first four Rally America rounds and are in prime position to challenge for a fourth consecutive championship with five rounds remaining...
Subaru Driver Travis Pastrana Claims Victory at Olympus Rally, Notches Second Win of 2009 Season
By: Subaru - April 20, 2009
Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana came out on top of a hard-fought battle at the Olympus Rally, round three of the 2009 Rally America National Championship, to earn his second win of the season. Pastrana, with co-driver Christian Edstrom, drove a faultless rally in their 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally car but needed to go flat-out on the final stages of competition to pull away from a strong field of challengers, winning by a convincing forty seconds. Pastrana's Subaru teammate Ken Block led the rally after Day One but an engine problem sidelined him midway through the final day. Bad luck also befell Subaru Rally Team USA's newest team member, BMX legend Dave Mirra, who damaged his STI in a spin late in the rally...
Subaru Driver Ken Block Takes Tarmac Win At 2009 Rally New York USA
By: Subaru - April 08, 2009
Subaru Rally Team USA driver Ken Block Wins Rally in the 100 Acre Wood event for Fourth Consecutive Year
By: Subaru - March 02, 2009
For the fourth year in a row, Subaru Rally Team USA driver Ken Block has won the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood event, hosting round two of the 2009 Rally America National Championship in dominating fashion. Block was uncatchable behind the wheel of his 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI on the fast Missouri roads, cruising to victory by over forty seconds. Subaru teammate Travis Pastrana was Block's only competition early on, but his challenge was cut short when he went off the road while pushing hard to match Block's pace, leading to car damage that forced him to retire from the rally. Subaru Rally Team USA's new third driver, BMX legend Dave Mirra, was the biggest surprise of the event with his debut in the new Super Production Class...
Subaru Rally Team USA Driver Travis Pastrana Wins Season Opener SnoDrift Rally
By: Subaru - January 31, 2009
Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana has earned a decisive victory at Michigan's Sno*Drift Rally, round one of the 2009 Rally America National Championship, at the wheel of his 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI. Pastrana, the three-time defending Rally America National Champion, controlled the rally from start to finish, winning eleven of the twenty competitive stages on his way to a margin of victory of nearly two minutes. Pastrana's Subaru teammate Ken Block was forced to retire after a spin damaged the engine on his Subaru early on day one. Meanwhile, new Subaru Rally Team USA signee BMX legend Dave Mirra drove a clean rally to finish 6th Overall, his best ever Rally America result to date...
Dave Mirra Earns First Rally Win, Will Join Subaru Rally Team USA as 3rd Driver in 2009
By: Subaru - January 27, 2009
After having competed in only a handful of rally events, BMX legend Dave Mirra has won his first rally race, the 2009 Team O'Neil Rally, at the wheel of his 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally car. Mirra dominated the New Hampshire-based snow rally by setting fastest time on all but one of the event's eight stages and finishing with a lead of fifty seconds. The wins comes just over one year after Mirra began his burgeoning rally career that has since seen him be named the 2008 Rally America Rookie of the Year as well as earn a Bronze medal at last summer's X Games 14 Rally Car Racing event.