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Subaru Rally Driver Travis Pastrana Puts Stamp on Championship with Win at LSPR

Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana put an authoritative stamp on his fourth consecutive Rally America National Championship with a dominating win at the 2009 Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR). Pastrana, from Davidsonville, MD, mathematically won the 2009 Rally America Championship at the Ojibwe Forests Rally in late August. With nothing to lose and no pressure, Pastrana entered LSPR stating…  More »

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Vision X Signs with Subaru Rally Team USA

Subaru Rally Team USA is pleased to announce that Vision X will become the official supplier of competition lights for Subaru Rally Team USA (SRT USA).   The team, headed by four-time Rally America National Champion Travis Pastrana and his teammate Ken Block will begin utilizing Vision X HID competition driving lights this weekend at the Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR) in Michigan’s…  More »

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Ken Block Returns to Scotland for the 2009 Colin McRae Forest Stages

Subaru Rally Team USA driver Ken Block and his co-driver Alex Gelsomino will participate once again in the 2009 Colin McRae Forest Stages in Scotland this weekend.   Block will be at the wheel of a sister car to his usual Rally America National Championship vehicle, a 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI built to Rally America’s Open Class specifications.  As…  More »

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Subaru Rally Team USA driver Ken Block Impresses in SP Class at Rally Colorado

Piloting a lesser specification Subaru Impreza WRX STI at this past weekend’s Rally Colorado, Subaru Rally Team USA (SRT USA) driver Ken Block hovered near the top of the time sheets throughout the event.  Block was without his usual high-powered Open Class 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI and instead drove the Super…  More »

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Subaru Driver Ken Block Enters SP Class For Rally Colorado

Subaru Rally Team USA driver Ken Block will not be behind the wheel of his usual Open Class 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI at this weekend’s Rally Colorado and instead will pilot the Super Production class Subaru Impreza WRX STI of fellow Subaru teammate Dave Mirra. Mirra will not be competing at Rally Colorado due to a schedule conflict with…  More »

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Subaru Driver Travis Pastrana Secures 4th Consecutive Rally America National Championship with win at 2009 Ojibwe Forests Rally

Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana has mathematically secured his fourth consecutive Rally America National Championship with a dominating win at the Ojibwe Forest Rally in northern Minnesota this weekend.  Pastrana and his co-driver Christian Edstrom cruised to victory in their 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI after several of their closest…  More »

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Subaru Driver Travis Pastrana Wins 15th Career Medal with a Silver at ESPN X Games 15 Rally

Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana captured his 15th career X Games medal in this past weekend’s ESPN X Games 15 Rally competition at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles where he won the silver medal.   Pastrana, driving a BFGoodrich Tires-shod 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally car was the…  More »

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Pastrana Wins, Block 2nd as Subaru Rally Team USA takes 1-2 Finish at 2009 New England Forest Rally

Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana overcame a close battle with his Subaru teammate Ken Block to win the New England Forest Rally, Round 6 of the 2009 Rally America National Championship. The Subaru duo of Pastrana and Block, each driving identically prepared 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally cars, fought…  More »

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Vermont SportsCar to support driver Mark Fox and the Army National Guard with an Open Class Subaru at the 2009 New England Forest Rally

Vermont SportsCar, North America’s premier rally team, will provide Salem, Oregon based rally car driver Mark Fox with an Open Class Subaru Impreza WRX STi rally car at this weekend’s 2009 New England Forest Rally based in Newry, Maine.   The Vermont SportsCar prepared…  More »

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Subaru Factory Driver Ken Block Takes Dominating Win at 2009 Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally

Subaru Rally Team USA driver Ken Block earned his second Rally America victory of 2009 with a dominating win at the 2009 Waste Management Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (STPR). Block and his co-driver Alex Gelsomino were untouchable in their 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI, leading from the very first stage and going…  More »

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Pastrana Wins Oregon Trail Rally, Takes Championship Lead

Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana is back atop the Rally America National Championship standings after winning the 2009 Oregon Trail Rally this past weekend.  Pastrana, the three-time defending Rally America National Champion strode to victory in Oregon with a faultless drive behind the wheel of his 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally car, winning by nearly one minute.  Pastrana and…  More »

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Subaru Driver Travis Pastrana Claims Victory at Olympus Rally, Notches Second Win of 2009 Season

Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana came out on top of a hard fought battle at the Olympus Rally, round three of the 2009 Rally America National Championship, to earn his second win of the season. Pastrana, with co-driver Christian Edstrom, drove a faultless rally in their 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX…  More »

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Subaru Driver Ken Block Takes Tarmac Win at 2009 Rally New York USA

For the second straight year, Subaru Rally Team USA driver Ken Block  has won Rally New York USA in dominating fashion, gapping the closest finisher by nearly three minutes in his Monster Energy 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX STI. Block and his co-driver Alex Gelsomino were nearly untouchable on the slick, rain-soaked tarmac roads and won an incredible 18 of 23  More »

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Subaru Rally Team USA driver Ken Block Wins Rally in the 100 Acre Wood event for Fourth Consecutive Year

For the fourth year in-a-row, Subaru Rally Team USA driver Ken Block has won the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood event, hosting round two of the 2009 Rally America National Championship, in dominating fashion.   Block was uncatchable behind the wheel of his 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI on the fast and…  More »

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Subaru Rally Team USA Driver Travis Pastrana Wins Season Opener SnoDrift Rally

Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana has earned a decisive victory at Michigan’s Sno*Drift Rally, round one of the 2009 Rally America National Championship at the wheel of his 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI.  Pastrana, the three-time defending Rally America National Champion, controlled the rally from start to finish, winning eleven of the twenty competitive stages on his way to…  More »

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Dave Mirra Earns First Rally Win, Will Join Subaru Rally Team USA as 3rd Driver in 2009

After having competed in only a handful of rally events, BMX legend Dave Mirra has won his first rally race, the 2009 Team O’Neil Rally, at the wheel of his 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally car.   Mirra dominated the New Hampshire-based snow rally by setting fastest time on all but…  More »



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