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Subaru Driver Ken Block Wins Rally Finale at LSPR, SRT USA Finishes 1-2 in Rally America Championship

Subaru Rally Team USA driver Ken Block has won the 2008 Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR)  in dominating fashion, winning by over one minute after leading from the start.   The victory at LSPR, the 9th and final round of the 2008 Rally America National Championship, lifts Block to a 2nd place overall…  More »

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Subaru Rally Team USA Driver Ken Block To Grow a “Mo” in Support of Movember Charity Event

Subaru Rally Team USA (SRT USA) driver Ken Block will proudly support “Movember”, an annual charity event committed to raising money and awareness for men’s health and the fight against prostate cancer.  Movember challenges men (Mo Bros) to grow a Mo (Aussie slang for moustache) for one month only, November, as a…  More »

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Subaru driver Travis Pastrana Wins Third Consecutive Rally America National Championship with Victory at Rally Colorado

Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana has mathematically secured his third consecutive Rally America National Championship driver’s title with a win at the 2008 Rally Colorado.  Pastrana and his co-driver Derek Ringer drove their BFGoodrich Tires-shod 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI to victory by a mere 4.5 seconds over hard-charging privateer…  More »

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Subaru Rally Team USA and Ken Block Tackle Rally New Zealand

Subaru Rally Team USA driver Ken Block and co-driver Alex Gelsomino have finished their debut event in the hotly contested Production World Rally Championship (PWRC) at the Repco Rally New Zealand this weekend.  The duo drove their Subaru Impreza WRX STI to a 13th overall finish among the 24 PWRC entrants.  New Zealand was anything but easy for Block who…  More »

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Subaru Driver Travis Pastrana Wins The Ojibwe Forest Rally

Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana grabbed victory at the Ojibwe Forests Rally, round seven of the 2008 Rally America National Championship, after his Subaru teammate Ken Block crashed out of the event while leading with just miles before the finish.  The victory further extends Pastrana’s championship lead and nearly guarantees him a third straight Rally America National Championship…  More »

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Ken Block Earns Dominating Win on Tarmac Rally Debut

Subaru Rally Team USA driver Ken Block dominated this past weekend’s Rally New York USA event, earning a convincing win by over four minutes in his Monster Energy 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX STI. Block and his co-driver Alex Gelsomino entered the event with the intent to gain FIA-style reconnaissance experience and for personal enjoyment. This rally does not serve as…  More »

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Subaru Rally Team USA Takes Gold in Dramatic X Games 14 Rally

Subaru Rally Team USA (SRT USA) driver Travis Pastrana drove away with his ninth career X Games gold medal after winning the spectacular and drama-filled Rally Super Special event at X Games 14 in Los Angeles, Ca. The 23 year-old, two-time defending Rally America National Champion won each of the bracket racing-style rounds of the event in his 2008 Subaru…  More »

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Subaru Rally Team USA on Cover of Racer X Magazine

Subaru Rally Team USA’s Travis Pastrana and Ken Block have hit the cover of the September 2008 issue of Racer X Magazine!  The jaw-dropping cover-shot features Pastrana  flipping his freestyle moto-x bike over his teammate Ken Block’s airborne 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally car, the two crossing in the air after taking off from separate  jumps. The issue of…  More »

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Pastrana Vaults into Rally America Championship Lead with Podium at 2008 New England Forest Rally

Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana has jumped into the lead of the 2008 Rally America National Championship standings following a 3rd Overall finish at the New England Forest Rally.  Pastrana and his co-driver, former WRC champion Derek Ringer, took a conservative pace in their new 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI…  More »

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BMX Legend Dave Mirra Finishes 7th Overall at The New England Forest Rally

BMX legend and Monster Energy rally driver Dave Mirra drove to his best finish yet of his rookie rally season with a 7th Overall finish at the 2008 New England Forest Rally, round 6 of the 2008 Rally America National Championship. Mirra with co-driver Alex Kihurani set consistent top ten stage times against veteran rally drivers while behind the wheel…  More »

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Subaru Driver Ken Block Flies To His First Canadian Rally Win

Subaru Rally Team USA driver Ken Block earned his maiden Canadian rally victory this past weekend at Rallye Baie-des Chaleurs in Quebec, round three of the 2008 Canadian Rally Championship.  The win was the first for Subaru Rally Team USA’s new 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI on only its second event.  Block and his co-driver Alex Gelsomino dominated the rally…  More »

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Subaru Rally Team USA Encounters Challenging Roads At STPR

The 32nd annual Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (STPR) proved a battle of attrition that claimed many top teams including both Subaru Rally Team USA entries of Travis Pastrana and Ken Block. Pastrana and co-driver Derek Ringer were unhurt after a high-speed impact into a road-side dirt embankment ended their rally. Teammate Ken Block and co-driver Alex Gelsomino damaged the suspension…  More »

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Subaru Rally Team USA to Debut 2008 STI Rally Car This Weekend at STPR

Subaru Rally team USA will enter their all-new 2008 Subaru WRX STI Open Class Rally Car at this weekend’s Waste Management Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (STPR), round five of the 2008 Rally America National Championship.  The team’s two new 2008 Subaru STI rally cars will make their competitive debut in the capable…  More »

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Subaru Rally Team USA’s Pastrana Ready For the Heat of The Acropolis Rally of Greece

Subaru Rally Team USA is on the ground in Greece this week with driver Travis Pastrana for the legendary Acropolis Rally, round seven of the 15-event World Rally Championship.   Pastrana, the two-time defending Rally America National Champion is entered in the Production World Rally Championship (PWRC) and will be at the wheel…  More »



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