Watch video footage of Subaru Rally Team USA driver Ken Block and co-driver Alex Gelsomino setting the record stage time for Concord Pond at the 2009 New England Forest Rally in their Vermont SportsCar prepared Impreza WRX STI rally car for the Rally America National Championship series.
Subaru Isle of Man TT Record Attempt
Subaru of America, Inc. has released a new YouTube video of the 2011 Subaru
WRX STI setting an all-time course record for the historic Isle of Man TT
Mountain Course. The 5 minute 25 second video highlights in graphic detail
the speed and drama surrounding rally driver Mark Higgins' lap that
averaged 115.356 MPH. After the run, Higgins talks through the "moment" at
Brey Hill when he momentarily loses, and then regains, control of the WRX
STI at more than 150 MPH.
Driving a US specification 2011 Subaru WRX STI, Higgins achieved speeds of
162 MPH and a lapped time of 19 minutes 37 seconds over the 37-mile track,
navigating more than 200 corners.
"This is one of the most daunting tracks I have ever driven, and the most
terrifying," said Higgins, a Manx native. "We were only able to get two
practice runs and on our second practice I had the biggest "moment" of my
career. We had a passenger on the run and so coming into Bray Hill at more
than 150 MPH, the extra weight compressed the suspension more than on
previous runs and shifted the Subaru to the left and then right as I
corrected--it was a real tank slapper. The whole thing went by so quickly
that we never slowed below 110 MPH, and then we were back on the power. It
was amazing and the helicopter shots really show just how hairy it really
The WRX STI was a production US spec car running a standard 305 HP turbocharged boxer engine. Some safety
modifications were made. The Subaru was equipped with a Lifeline fire
suppression system, Hockley Motorsports roll cage, motordrive competition
seats, Mintex brake pads (but stock calipers and rotors), and a louder open
Exhaust to warn spectators of the
on-coming car. The speed limiter was turned off to allow a higher maximum
speed; off-the shelf Tien springs and dampers were added to accommodate the
numerous high-speed jumps on the circuit, sending the WRX STI almost four
feet off the ground. The car ran on street legal Pirelli P Zero Trofeo
Travis Pastrana's rally jump practice. Crashes the WRX STI.
It's real, and it's spectacular. Travis Pastrana has been practicing short
distance jumps in preparation for his record setting rally jump... and not
all of them have gone so well.
He's fine. The WRX STI, not so much.
This New Year's Eve, action sports icon Travis Pastrana will star in Red
Bull: New Year. No Limits., live on ESPN. Travis will attempt to shatter
the world record for distance jumping in a car at the Pine Street Pier in
Long Beach's Rainbow Harbor.
High-speed ride with Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins at STPR 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. Watch more videos at
Subaru driver David Higgins completed the biggest comeback of his career to
finish second overall on the sinuous and technical dirt roads of
Pennsylvania's 2012 Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (STPR), round
four of six in the 2012 Rally America National Championship. Higgins
dropped over three minutes to the leaders after a mechanical problem struck
his Subaru on the event's first stage dropping him down to 13th Overall.
With his BFGoodrich-tires shod Subaru WRX STI fully repaired for STPR's
second and much longer day of rallying, Higgins pushed hard and climbed the
leaderboard, finding himself on the podium at the finish. The strong
result retains Higgins' substantial lead in the 2012 Rally America
Championship standings and puts him within a handful of points of securing
his second straight Rally America crown with two events still remaining.
Rally In-Car Video: Subaru Rally Team USA's Travis Pastrana on Stage 10 at the 2010 SnoDrift Rally
Check out exclusive in-car point-of-view video of Subaru Rally Team USA
driver Travis Pastrana sliding to victory at the 2010 SnoDrift Rally, Round
1 of the 2010 Rally America National Championship! The Sno*Drift Rally was
held on over 130 miles of snow and ice-covered roads in northern Michigan.
The forest roads were a virtual skating rink after recent warm weather
melted the snow cover which then refroze this past week, leaving the roads
covered in a thick sheet of ice. Rally America rules prohibit the use of
spiked or studded ice-tires, placing a high premium on traction.
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. Calling the stage notes is Pastrana's long time co-driver Christian
Ken Block & Mikko Hirvonen - DiRT3 Gymkhana Uncovered
Mikko Hirvonen in his Ford Fiesta RS WRC and Ken Block in his Monster Focus
RS WRC hooning around Battersea Power Station at the media launch for
DiRT3. The SOUND of the tyres screeching, the turbo banging, the wastegate chattering - all echo
off the iconic building. Oh and there's a girl in a bikini. Filmed,
presented & edited by Neil Cole http://bit.ly/hLp7X
DC SHOES: KEN BLOCK GYMKHANA TWO THE INFOMERCIAL
Riding on the success of the first Gymkhana Practice video that grabbed the
attention of over 20 million viewers worldwide, the Gymkhana TWO video
takes infomercials to the next level. Unlike other infomercials, this one
sells the products with great action, cinematography, and a dramatic
driving performance—and, no stereotypical cheesy informercial pitchman!
Produced specifically to market Blocks first-ever Rally TeamWorks
Collection, the new video is filled with great driving stunts, surprises,
explosions, and a guest appearance from DC team rider, Rob Dyrdek. Filmed
at the Port of Los Angeles, expect non-stop motor sport eye-candy as Block
hits the all-new course in a custom tuned, high performance, and brand-new
Subaru Impreza WRX STI. Visit dcshoes.com/gymkhanatwo for more photos and
info on the high-performance video and Blocks complete Teamworks
For more information check us out at http://www.dcshoes.com
DC SHOES: KEN BLOCK'S GYMKHANA FIVE: ULTIMATE URBAN PLAYGROUND; SAN FRANCISCO
DC and Ken Block present Gymkhana FIVE: Ultimate Urban Playground; San
Shot on the actual streets of San Francisco, California, GYM5 features a
focus on fast, raw and precise driving action. Filmed over four days,
director Ben Conrad and his team are back to work on their second Gymkhana
production and delivered the entire city of San Francisco as Ken Block's
personal gymkhana playground. DC Shoes also provided fellow DC athlete and
longtime Ken Block friend, Travis Pastrana, to make a cameo appearance on
his dirtbike, and S.F. resident Jake Phelps of Thrasher Magazine fame also
makes a cameo as Block hoons S.F. in his most incredible Gymkhana yet.
For more information check us out at http://www.dcshoes.com/auto
Ken Block 2009 Highlights Slo-Mo & Hi-Def
Monster Energy Presents: Ken Block 2009 Highlights Slo-Mo & Hi-Def
This exclusive high definition viral film features the very best shots of
Ken Block, captured during 2009, including
the Northstar at Tahoe shoot, the Gymkhana Two photo shoot at the Salton
Sea, the 2009 Rally America National Championship season, Gymkhana Two: The
Informercial, the SCORE Powerdays
300 race, Ken's appearance on Top Gear and The Nitro Circus TV Shows,
Gymkhana 2.1 featuring Rob Dyrdek, and
testing his 1978 Ford MKII Escort rally car. The footage was shot by Mad
Media on RED, Phantom, and HD cameras.
The film is edited to "Mad World", written by Roland Orzabal and performed
by Gary Jules and Michael Andrews as
featured on the "Donnie Darko" soundtrack, and appears courtesy of
Everloving Records. For
more amazing clips and information on Ken Block visit:
DC SHOES: KEN BLOCK'S TRAX STI CAR
On the heels of Ken Blocks insane Gymkhana videos and the groundbreaking
snowboarding/rally part to close out DCs MTN.LAB 1.5 video, the DC
Co-Founder and Rally Team Driver has joined with Subaru to make the worlds
fastest cat track operation automobile for backcountry access for
snowboarding. Dubbed the TRAX STI, this is a new teaser video from the test
session for the highly-modified, snow-ready (to say the least) car.
For more information check us out at http://www.dcshoes.com
Ken Block crash at Snow Park NZ
Ken's Subaru takes a beating.
Found this clip along with some other behind the scenes videos and photos
on DC's site:
KEN BLOCK - Jump Jam at the Dirt 2 Launch Event
Ken Block and members of the public ride out Ken's latest high speed antics
at the launch of Codemasters' Dirt 2 game. To find out more about the game
go to http://www.dirt2game.com/ or follow us on Facebook at
Best of Crash Rallye HD - Compilation 2013
Rally Crashes happened in 2012 and 2013 . Car accidents because of drifts .
The production-based cars with 1.6 L direct injection turbo engine and four-wheel drive are built to
World Rally Car regulations for racing across tarmac, gravel and snow. The
power output is limited to around 300 bhp (225 kW). Current cars in the
championship include the Citroën DS3 WRC, Ford Fiesta RS WRC and Mini WRC.
The WRC was formerly held for Group A and Group B rallycars. However, due
to the increasing power, lack of reliability and a series of fatal
accidents on the 1986 season, Group B was permanently banned. Later, in
1997, the Group A cars evolved into the WRC car spec, to ease the
development of new cars and bring new makes to the competition. In 2011,
new rules were introduced to encourage more manufacturers (and privateers)
to take part, because the recent economic downturn had prompted several
manufacturers to leave the championship.
Cars in the Production Car World Rally Championship are limited to
production-based cars homologated under Group N rules. Cars in the Super
2000 World Rally Championship are homologated under Super 2000 rules. Most
cars in the Junior World Rally Championship are homologated under Super
1600 rules, but Group N and selected Group A cars can also contest the
Starting in 2013,a new category of rally cars known as Group R were
introdued as a replacement to the Group A and Group N rally categories,
with cars classified under one of six categories based on their engine
capacity and type, wheelbase, and drivetrain. As a result no cars will be
homologated under Group A and Group N regulations and instead will be
reclassified under Group R. Parallel to this, the Super 2000 and Production
Car World Championships were restructured; Super 2000 and Group N cars were
merged into a single championship known as World Rally Championship-2
alongside R4 and R5 cars, whilst the Production Car World Championship was
completely reimagined as the World Rally Championship-3 for two-wheel drive
cars complying with R1, R2 and R3 regulations.
WRC Teams and Drivers
20 different manufacturers have won a World Rally Championship event,
and a further ten have finished on the podium.
Suzuki and Subaru pulled out of the WRC at the end of the 2008
championship, both citing the economic downturn then affecting the
automotive industry for their withdrawal. Mini and Ford both pulled out of
the WRC at the end of the 2012 championship, due to a similar economic
downturn affecting the European market.
A typical WRC team will consist of about 40 people on the events, with a
further 60--100 at the team base.
Manufacturers and manufacturer-backed teams usually have two or three
drivers participating in each rally who are eligible to score points. The
total number of crews (driver and his co-driver) in the rallies varied from
47 (Monte Carlo and Mexico) to 108 (Great Britain) during the 2007
In 2012, The Ford World Rally Team and The Mini WRC Team both announced
their departure from the World Rally Championships for the 2013 season.
Volkswagen and Hyundai will make their return to the championship in 2013
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