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 www.subaru.com/rally 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.
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 was." 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 tires.
Launch Control: Pastrana and Higgins Climb to the Clouds on Mt. Washington -- Episode 2.8
Launch Control - Season 2, Episode 8 -- "From the Bottom Up" ------- WIN A 2015 SUBARU WRX STI LAUNCH EDITION: Enter here: http://bit.ly/1ods794 Subaru Rally Team USA is teaming with eBay Motors and giving away a 2015 Subaru WRX STI Launch Edition to one lucky fan! Hurry, the sweepstakes ends August 4, 2014! ****** Watch all episodes of Launch Control here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGdK9p5F7fM&list=PL1MTbRON4T882S-XEFu3Stytl AFShrF2M Follow the team on Twitter and Instragram @srtusa:http://www.twitter.com/srtusa http://www.instagram.com/srtusa This is where fate is decided -- 6,288 feet above sea level. Home of the world's worst weather. And one of the nation's oldest motor sport events. New Hampshire, and the legendary Mount Washington Auto Road where 7.4 miles of narrow, death-defying tarmac and dirt cling to the mountain's slopes. For over 100 years, the Climb to the Clouds race has seen heroes attempt to shatter old records. Today's benchmark to beat is 6 minutes 11 seconds... With an all-star cast of past and current record holders ready to push the bar one more time, including Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins and Travis Pastrana, the seventy-car field is primed. Will a new record be set, or will the field fall short? Produced by Formula Photographic Inc. 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, eBay Motors, RECARO, PIAA and Race Proven. Follow the team on twitter: @srtusa, Instagram: @srtusa and online at www.subaru.com/rally
Launch Control: Subaru Rally Team USA tackles Sno*Drift Rally (Part 1) - Episode 2
Launch Control - Episode 2: Blank Sheet (Part 1) Watch all episodes of Launch Control here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1MTbRON4T882S-XEFu3StytlAFShrF2M 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. #SubaruRally #PumaGRC #LaunchControl Follow the teams on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/srtusa