Subaru Rally Team USA Drivers David Higgins And Travis Pastrana Top Olympus Rally Podium
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
By: Subaru

Subaru Rally Team USA Drivers David Higgins And Travis Pastrana Top Olympus Rally Podium  Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru factory rally drivers David Higgins and Travis Pastrana claimed a 1-2 podium finish respectively at Olympus Rally, round three of the 2017 American Rally Association (ARA) championship, held near the Capitol city of Olympia, WA. Three weeks after an intense battle between Pastrana and Higgins at the Oregon Trail Rally, where Pastrana edged Higgins by just 10.5 seconds, Higgins bounced back at the Olympus Rally, winning seven of the ten competition stages to keep a hard charging Travis Pastrana at bay. With the Olympus victory Higgins now leads Pastrana in ARA Championship points at the halfway point of the season.

'It's been a great rally for Craig (Drew) and me. I'm happy to have a good event and be back on the top step of podium,' said Higgins. 'Our Subaru was excellent again; this event really had everything from rough roads to wet slick conditions and long stages, it's a real challenge. Big thanks to Craig again, this was our 30th win working together and we look forward to many more.'

The Olympus Rally, held in scenic western Washington, has a storied past. The rally was part of the first US Rally Championship in 1973 and later ran as a World Rally Championship event from 1986-1988 during the sport's legendary Group B days. Olympus rally challenged 44 team entries with twisty, loose gravel-covered roads combined with sporadic rain showers. Teams covered 138 rally stage miles over the course of two days. The rally also features two of the longest rally stages in North America at 25 miles each, testing the endurance of both driver and car.

'Conditions were really tough out there with the rain, and the more challenging the conditions and the roads get the more David's skill set shines through, he was just really good out there,' explained Travis Pastrana.

Subaru Rally Team USA Drivers David Higgins And Travis Pastrana Top Olympus Rally Podium  

Higgins and Pastrana will square off again at the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally near Wellsboro, PA June 2-3.

Full coverage of Subaru Rally Team USA is available on the Subaru Motorsports App. To download from the iTunes App store, click here, for Android App on Google Play store, click here. Follow the team on Instagram @srtusa, on Twitter @srtusa, and on facebook.

About Subaru Rally Team USA

Subaru Rally Team USA is managed by Vermont SportsCar and proudly supported by Subaru of America, Inc., Valvoline, Method Race Wheels, DirtFish Rally School, KÜHL, DMACK Tires, PIAA, RECARO and DBA USA. Follow the team online at www.subaru.com/rally

About Subaru of America, Inc.


Trending News
  • R8 V10 Plus Spyder Makes Us Debut At The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, During Monterey Car Week
  • Porsche Fans: Rejoice Over The Mecum Monterey 2017 Lineup
  • Porsche Announces Rennsport Reunion VI To Be Held September 2018
  • Mecum Auctions To Race Into Monterey With Historic And Championship-Winning Race Cars
  • BMW To Unveil World Premiere Of An All-New BMW Roadster Concept And The North American Premiere Of The Concept 8 Series

    Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 620 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit media.subaru.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

  •  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Photo credit: Subaru
    posted on conceptcarz.com

    Recent News
    Return To Tarmac For The Citroën C3 WRCs

    After five gravel events, the WRC returns to tarmac for the tenth round of the season. Citroën Total Abu Total World Rally Team is fielding three C3 WRCs in the ADAC Rallye Deutschland, with Kris MeekePaul......

    Ogier Takes On Neuville Over The Asphalt Stages Of Rallye Deutschland

    With slippery asphalt, changeable weather, a crazy mix of very varied stages, and around 1500 different types of sausage, Germanys round of the World Rally Championship is a classic. For the first......

    All Eyes On Impressive Modern Classics Line-Up For September Sale

    All eyes are on the growing list of modern classics set to go under the hammer at the Classic Car Auctions September Sale as market demand increases for eighties and nineties performance cars. Fast......

    History Making Race Cars Come To Auction

    – Bonhams is extremely pleased to announce two very significant race cars for its 20th annual collector car auction during the MontereyPebble Beach Car Week, both of which changed the course of history. From......

    Ex Juha Kankkunen Lancia Delta Integrale Evo Auctioned For Nearly Double Its Lower Estimate At Silverstone Classic

    A works Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evolution, once driven by four-times World Rally Champion Juha Kankkunen, made almost double its lower estimate when it sold for £225,000 at the Silverstone Classic......

    Ice-Cool Lappi Wraps Up First WRC Win

    Novice Esapekka Lappi, driving for only the fourth time at the FIA World Rally Championships top level, won Neste Rally Finland by 36.0sec. The 26-year-old overcame a late scare after breaking......

    Subaru Driver Travis Pastrana Wins Dramatic New England Forest Rally

    - Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana overcame adversity and attrition, including sitting with a mid-race substitute codriver to earn victory at a thrilling edition of the New England Forest......

    Rally Finland 2017 Preview: Expect To Be Blown Away!

    Rally Finland (27-30 July), the next stop for the FIA World Rally Championship contenders, is one of the most spectacular events on the calendar. It has an awesome reputation and, while a handful......

    2017 BMW i3
    2017 BMW i3  2017 BMW i3  2017 BMW i3  2017 BMW i3  2017 BMW i3  
    2017 Citroen C3 WRC
    2017 Citroen C3 WRC  2017 Citroen C3 WRC  2017 Citroen C3 WRC  2017 Citroen C3 WRC  2017 Citroen C3 WRC  
    2017 Hyundai i20 WRC
    2017 Hyundai i20 WRC  2017 Hyundai i20 WRC  2017 Hyundai i20 WRC  2017 Hyundai i20 WRC  2017 Hyundai i20 WRC  
    2017 Hyundai i30 N
    2017 Hyundai i30 N  2017 Hyundai i30 N  2017 Hyundai i30 N  2017 Hyundai i30 N  2017 Hyundai i30 N  
    2017 Hyundai i30 TCR
    2017 Hyundai i30 TCR  2017 Hyundai i30 TCR  2017 Hyundai i30 TCR  2017 Hyundai i30 TCR  2017 Hyundai i30 TCR  
    2017 Toyota Yaris GRMN
    2017 Toyota Yaris GRMN  2017 Toyota Yaris GRMN  2017 Toyota Yaris GRMN  2017 Toyota Yaris GRMN  2017 Toyota Yaris GRMN  
    2017 Toyota Yaris WRC
    2017 Toyota Yaris WRC  2017 Toyota Yaris WRC  2017 Toyota Yaris WRC  2017 Toyota Yaris WRC  2017 Toyota Yaris WRC  
    2016 BMW VISION NEXT 100
    2016 BMW VISION NEXT 100  2016 BMW VISION NEXT 100  2016 BMW VISION NEXT 100  2016 BMW VISION NEXT 100  2016 BMW VISION NEXT 100  
    2016 Bugatti Chiron
    2016 Bugatti Chiron  2016 Bugatti Chiron  2016 Bugatti Chiron  2016 Bugatti Chiron  2016 Bugatti Chiron  
    2016 Citroen C3 WRC Concept
    2016 Citroen C3 WRC Concept  2016 Citroen C3 WRC Concept  2016 Citroen C3 WRC Concept  2016 Citroen C3 WRC Concept  2016 Citroen C3 WRC Concept  

    Vehicle information, history, and
    specifications from concept to production.

    Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook  Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

    Conceptcarz.com
    © 1998-2017 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.