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
Launch Control: Higgins takes on Block at Rally in the 100 Acre Wood - Episode 5
Launch Control - Episode 5: David vs. Goliath
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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?
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This is everything it takes to win. This is everything that gets in the way
of victory. This is Launch Control.
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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.
Launch Control: Higgins and Pastrana duel at the Oregon Trail Rally -- Episode 2.4
Launch Control - Season 2, Episode 4 - "Higher Grounds"
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With the first two events in the 2014 Rally America Championship complete,
Subaru Rally Team USA has claimed two podium finishes; a win at SnoDrift
Rally for David Higgins, and 2nd Place for Travis Pastrana at the Rally in
the 100 Acre Wood. Now, the team's focus shifts to the third round of the
Rally America Championship, the Oregon Trail Rally, where the goal is to
get both Subaru team cars on the podium together.
The Oregon Trail Rally was the second event back with the Subaru team for
Travis Pastrana after over three years away from the sport. Pastrana has
been getting up to speed with his new 2014 Subaru WRX STI while working for
the first time with veteran co-driver Chrissie Beavis. The duo were clearly
another step faster in Oregon and
took the lead of the event early, winning three of the four stages held on
David Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew hit trouble early on the second day,
dropping over a minute to Pastrana in the process. As Higgins began to
charge back he was then hit with time penalties for hitting cones in a
chicane, thus putting himself even farther behind Pastrana. Higgins found
himself still nearly 40 seconds adrift of Pastrana at the start of the
Higgins and Drew had just six stages covering 40 miles to make up those 40
seconds and they went flat out to do so. The battle goes down to the final
stages...who would emerge victorious in the battle of the teammates?
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About Subaru Rally Team USA
Subaru Rally Team USA is managed by Vermont SportsCar and proudly supported
by Subaru of America, Inc., Subaru Tecnica International (STI), Method Race
Wheels, Royal Purple, RECARO, PIAA and Race Proven. Follow the team on
twitter: @srtusa, Instagram: @srtusa and online at www.subaru.com/rally
Ken Block Rally New York
RALLY NEW YORK KEN BLOCK IN A SUBARU!!!!!
*** New*** Ken testing his Ford Focus in England.........
Ken Block at Rally New York USA 2008
By: Chris Meegan
Rallye du Condroz Huy 2013 (Crash, Show, Action) [HD]
My very Best of a muddy Rallye du Condroz 2013, with a lot of crashes and
good action, it was a great Event!
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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
Sti vs WRC
Small part from the Discovery's documentary : "Engineering the world rally
Climb - Pikes Peak Hill Climb with a Monster
Ride on the bumper of a screaming 910hp, Twin-turbo, All-wheel Drive, 150 mph Suzuki SX4 as it
races up one of the world's most dangerous hills. An attempt by the
"Monster" to break his own record of 10:01:41...
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (June 29, 2010) -- For the fifth consecutive time,
Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima combined experience, skill and Falken Tires to
claim overall victory in the 88th running of the Pikes Peak International
Although he did not set a new Pikes Peak record, one day before his 60th
birthday, Tajima continues to hold the current overall record for reaching
the peak, beating hill climb veterans Paul Dallenbach and Rhys Millen in
the Unlimited Class. He drove his new 910-hp Monster Sport Suzuki SX4 Hill
Climb Special on Falken WildPeak A/T tires, the powerful new line of
all-terrain, all-season tires Falken launched this past April.
Following Exhaustive tests in a
Japanese wind tunnel facility, Monster's 2010 Pikes Peak race car underwent
extensive aerodynamic changes to better adapt to the modified road surface
on the race to the clouds, which assumed a smoother tarmac and less gravel
than last year. Thinning air ascending the mountain robs most motors of
their power by 30 or more percent, but the increase in horsepower over last year's
race car helped push the driver forward.
Subaru BRZ vs Ford Mustang! - Head 2 Head Episode 7
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Angus MacKenzie pits the 2013 Subaru BRZ
against its American rival - the 2013 Ford Mustang V6. After carving up canyon
roads in both cars, Angus hands the keys over to pro race driver Randy
Pobst for limit testing and hot laps around Streets of Willow racetrack.
Find out which front engine, rear-wheel drive coupe reigns supreme!
CORRECTION - On the spec chart, the BRZ engine should be listed as simply a
Flat-4. It is definitely not turbocharged!
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