The Olympus Rally was part of the first U.S. Rally Championship held in 1973. It later became a World Rally Championship from 1986-1988. In 2008, the Rally America event moved from its original location near Olympia, Washington, to the border of Idaho, 300 miles east. In 2009 the event returned to the Olympic peninsula but took place in the town of Aberdeen, WA. Just inland from the coast, the rally's setting is an enthralling mix of dense forest and clear-cut terrain. Sharp rocks and intermittent rain showers keep things interesting for the drivers.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
14:30 - 16:00 Press Stage at Pacific Grand Prix Auburn, WA
16:00 - 18:30 Press Stage at Pacific Grand Prix Auburn, WA
17:05 Drawing for Raffle (See web site for details) Auburn, WA
17:30 - 18:30 Rally driver/contest winner karting Auburn, WA
Friday, April 23, 2010
08:00 - 13:00 Scrutineering TBD
08:00 - 20:00 Volunteer Registration Best Western, Ocean Shores, WA
08:00 - 16:00 Recce
08:15 - 16:00 Competitor Registration Best Western, Ocean Shores, WA
15:15 Seeded Draw Best Western, Ocean Shores, WA
15:45 Start order Posted Best Western, Ocean Shores, WA
16:30 - 17:30 Novice Meeting Best Western, Ocean Shores, WA
Saturday, April 24, 2010
08:00 - 09:00 Parc Expose Ocean Shores, WA
08:45 Driver's Meeting
09:00 First Car out
17:57 First Car in Ocean Shores, WA
Sunday, April 25, 2010
07:30 - 08:00 Parc Expose Ocean Shores, WA
07:45 Driver's Meeting
08:00 First Car out
15:33 First Car in
17:00 Finish Ceremonies
|Pos.||Car #||Class||Class Pos.||Driver / Co-Driver||Manufacturer||Total Time||Diff Leader||Diff Previous|
|1||199||O||1||Travis Pastrana / Christian Edstrom||Subaru||1:23:50.8||0:00.0||0:00.0|
|2||17||O||2||Antoine L'Estage / Nathalie Richard||Mitsubishi||1:25:32.8||1:42.0||1:42.0|
|3||40||O||3||Dave Mirra / Martin Headland||Subaru||1:27:47.5||3:56.7||2:14.7|
|4||68||O||4||William Bacon / Peter Watt||Mitsubishi||1:28:15.4||4:24.6||0:27.9|
|5||74||SP||1||Ramana Lagemann / Christine Beavis||Subaru||1:30:43.3||6:52.5||2:27.9|
|6||59||SP||2||Patrick Moro / Ole Holter||Subaru||1:34:36.3||10:45.5||3:53.0|
|7||47||SP||3||Timothy Rooney / Jake Blattner||Subaru||1:34:36.3||10:45.5||0:00.0|
|8||418||SP||4||Jimmy Keeney / Jason Grahn||Subaru||1:34:42.4||10:51.6||0:06.1|
|9||115||SP||5||Joseph Burke / Alexander Kihurani||Mitsubishi||1:34:57.5||11:06.7||0:15.1|
|10||116||O||5||Nathan Conley / Brandye Conley||Subaru||1:36:32.1||12:41.3||1:34.6|
|11||377||O||6||Mason Moyle / Gary Barton||Subaru||1:37:40.1||13:49.3||1:08.0|
|12||401||SP||6||Byron Garth / Sky Pinnick||Subaru||1:38:07.2||14:16.4||0:27.1|
|13||70||2WD||1||Christopher Duplessis / Catherine Woods||Volkswagen||1:38:32.2||14:41.4||0:25.0|
|14||233||SP||7||Paul Eklund / Jeff R Price||Subaru||1:39:28.5||15:37.7||0:56.3|
|15||76||O||7||Patrick Richard / Alan Ockwell||Subaru||1:41:50.0||17:59.2||2:21.5|
2012 Olympus Rally - Videos
By: Subaru - September 30, 2012
Check out the test session video and highlight reel from the Olympus Rally, the final event in the 2012 Rally America National Championship.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...