February 10th, 2005
Colchester, VT (Feb 10, 2005) Pastrana will compete in seven events of the 2005 Rally America National Championship in a 2005 Subaru WRX STi prepared by Vermont SportsCar. The 21 year old motorcross star has a passion for rally racing which pits drivers in a race against the clock on hundreds of miles of closed public and private roads that are usually unpaved and unforgiving. Pastrana impressed rally insiders last year by finishing 3 rd in Class and 4th overall in his first race behind wheel of a Subaru WRX STi. The Subaru Vermont SportsCar team will support Pastrana in seven rounds of the newly formed Rally America National Championship. “This will be a serious effort for Travis and our team, and we will be looking forward to developing his driving talent gradually, with the aim of setting up his future in the sport,” explains Lance Smith, Team Manager of the Subaru Vermont SportsCar squad.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be involved with Subaru for the upcoming rally season. Two-wheel is my livelihood, but rally is becoming my future” says Pastrana.
“Subaru maintains a steadfast commitment to rally and looks forward to the transition under Rally America ,” according to Subaru representative James Han. “ We are committed to continue our efforts supporting Subaru entries through the Subaru Rally Support Program and we are also pleased that Travis will be driving a 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi-based rally car in the Championship events. Travis brings an added level of excitement and has shown strong potential in past events.”
For more information on Pastrana’s rally program in the 2005 Rally America National Championship and race updates visit www.rally.subaru.com
Travis Pastrana rides for Suzuki and is sponsored by DC Shoes, Thor, Red Bull, Michelin, Alpinestars, m2r, Smith, Kicker, Parts Unlimited, MasterCraft, Ogio Bags, and Nixon.