August 26th, 2019
Subaru of America today announced the return of the award-winning Launch Control motorsports documentary series for its seventh season, alongside a new partnership with Amazon that will bring the series to the Prime Video streaming platform for the first time. Season 7 will kick off August 28 on both Prime Video and YouTube with a four-episode initial release, while later episodes will follow the series’ traditional biweekly release format.
Since its debut in 2013, Launch Control has given fans a behind-the-scenes look at America’s top rally team through thrills and challenges of a racing season. The series has become a fan favorite for its combination of fierce action, spectacular visuals and behind the scenes access to the inner workings of a top-level motorsports program, including championship-winning drivers Travis Pastrana and David Higgins.
In addition to the seventh season launching August 28, Season 6 of Launch Control is now live on Amazon Prime Video to give fans the opportunity to stream last season’s episodes, including the debut of the Americas Rallycross (ARX) championship, Higgins’ 2018 American Rally Association (ARA) title chase, and the first-ever Nitro Rallycross event.
The 2018-2019 off-season saw the Subaru team add four-time rallycross champion Scott Speed and 17-year-old rally phenom Oliver Solberg, move into a new state-of-the-art facility and launch a historically-inspired blue and gold racing livery. Season 7 will document this transition and follow the team through the 2019 ARA and ARX seasons, as the Subaru/Vermont SportsCar program seeks to become the first team ever to win both the U.S. national rally and rallycross championships in the same year.
“Racing is in our blood, and nowhere is that passion easier to see than in Launch Control,” said William Stokes, Motorsports Manager for Subaru of America. “We’re proud to bring the series to Amazon Prime Video to give fans the chance to experience the thrill of rally and rallycross anywhere and on any device – including in their living rooms.”
Launch Control is a production of Formula Photographic and Bowes Media with the support of Subaru of America.
About Subaru Motorsports USA
Subaru Motorsports USA is managed by Vermont SportsCar and proudly supported by Subaru of America, Inc., Idemitsu Lubricants, Yokohama Tires, Method Race Wheels, DirtFish Rally School, KÜHL and RECARO. Follow the team online at www.subaru.com/motorsports.