This is one rally where victory heavily depends upon road conditions, and with the ever-changing Pacific Northwest weather as a factor, this race truly keeps its drivers on their toes! Set in the woods outside of Portland, a city with thriving festivals, outdoors and dining scenes, the Oregon Trail Rally is a spectator favorite due to the ample amenities that are sprinkled along the course. Twisting turns of old logging roads combined with the wet conditions persistent in May create an exciting rally that is not to be missed!
Friday, May 15
18:00 - 21:45 . Spectator Spectacular . Portland International Raceway
Saturday, May 16
10:00 - 12:00 . Parc Expose . Hood River Fairgrounds, Odell
11:00 . First Car starts Day Two . Hood River Fairgrounds, Odell
11:00 - 19:00 . Competition Stages (Free) . Hood River Area
18:30 . First Car Finishes Day Two . Hood River Fairgrounds, Odell
Sunday, May 17
09:00 . First Car starts Day Three . Hood River Fairgrounds, Odell
09:00 - 14:30 . Competition Stages (Free) . Hood River Area
14:00 . First Car Finishes Event . Hood River Fairgrounds, Odell
|Position||Car #||Class||Class Pos.||Driver / Co-Driver||Manufacturer||Total Time||Diff Leader||Diff Previous|
|1||199||O||1||Travis Pastrana / Christian Edstrom||Subaru||01:37:26.10||00:00.00||00:00.00|
|2||34||O||2||Tanner Foust / Christine Beavis||Mitsubishi||01:38:24.00||00:57.90||00:57.90|
|3||176||O||3||Andi Mancin / Maciej Wislawski||Mitsubishi||01:38:27.60||01:01.50||00:03.60|
|4||20||O||4||Andrew Comrie-Picard / Robbie Durant||Mitsubishi||01:38:30.40||01:04.30||00:02.80|
|5||198||O||5||Arkadiusz Gruszka / Lukasz Wronski||Mitsubishi||01:45:08.00||07:41.90||06:37.60|
|6||40||SP||1||Dave Mirra / Derek Ringer||Subaru||01:45:12.70||07:46.60||00:04.70|
|7||39||O||6||Carl Jardevall / Jason Grahn||Mitsubishi||01:45:34.50||08:08.40||00:21.80|
|8||418||SP||2||Jimmy Keeney / Melissa Keeney||Subaru||01:50:35.20||13:09.10||05:00.70|
|9||888||O||7||George Georgakopoulos / Faruq Mays||Subaru||01:51:42.90||14:16.80||01:07.70|
|10||477||SP||3||Don Conley / Christopher Herlache||Subaru||01:55:21.00||17:54.90||03:38.10|
|11||224||SP||4||Mark Mager / Miller Dumaoal||Subaru||01:56:11.20||18:45.10||00:50.20|
|12||600||2WD||1||Dillon Van Way / Benjamin Slocum||Ford||01:56:49.50||19:23.40||00:38.30|
|13||56||2WD||2||Zbigniew Szewczyk / Tomasz Karzynski||Mitsubishi||01:57:35.80||20:09.70||00:46.30|
|14||155||2WD||3||John Conley / Keith Rudolph||Dodge||02:08:14.50||30:48.40||10:38.70|
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...
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.
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!
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...
Full 2013 Rally America Schedule Released
By: Subaru - December 03, 2012
The 2013 Rally America National Championship will include five of last year's events plus the revival
of two extremely popular events - the Ojibwe Forests Rally in Minnesota and the Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR)
in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
2013 Rally America National Championship Schedule:
Sno*Drift Rally, Atlanta, MI - January 25-26
100 Acre Wood, Salem, MO - February 22-23
Oregon Trail Rally, Portland, OR - May 3-5
Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally, Wellsboro, PA - May 31-June 1
New England Forest Rally, Newry, ME - July 26-27
Ojibwe Forests Rally, Detroit Lakes, MN - August 23-24
Lake Superior Performance Rally, Houghton, MI - October 18-19
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...