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.
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.
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: Pastrana and Higgins Climb to the Clouds on Mt. Washington -- Episode 2.8
Launch Control - Season 2, Episode 8 -- "From the Bottom Up"
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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?
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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, eBay Motors, RECARO, PIAA and Race Proven. Follow the
team on twitter: @srtusa, Instagram: @srtusa and online at
Launch Control: Subaru Rally Team USA tackles Sno*Drift Rally (Part 1) - Episode 2
Launch Control - Episode 2: Blank Sheet (Part 1)
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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.
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