Subaru Rally Team USA

Since 2001 Vermont SportsCar has had a relationship with Subaru of America who has served as both a sponsor and partner.  Subaru utilizes the sport of rallying to promote their line-up of all-wheel-drive vehicles, specifically the Subaru Impreza WRX  STI which has dominated rallying in both the USA and internationally for well over a decade.

Starting in 2006 Vermont SportsCar began managing the operations of Subaru Rally Team USA, the two-car high-profile rally team that officially represents Subaru of America.  Starting that first year in 2006 Vermont SportsCar took Subaru Rally Team USA to four straight Rally America National Championship driver’s titles with driver Travis Pastrana (2006-2009).

In 2010 the team welcomed Dave Mirra to a full time role as the team’s 2nd driver alongside Pastrana, who was participating in a limited schedule of events.  In 2011 Pastrana left the team to pursue NASCAR and was replaced by multi-time British and American rally champion David Higgins who went on to win the 2011 and 2012 Rally America Championship for the team.

Subaru Rally Team USA has been a seminal force in the rise in popularity of rallying in North America.

Subaru Rally Team USA utilizes the Subaru Impreza WRX STI and rally prepares the cars nearly entirely in-house at Vermont SportsCar, including the shell prep, roll-cages, engines and many of the composite parts.  The same highly skilled rally technicians that build each of team’s cars are the same technicians that travel to each rally to work as the on-event service crew.

Although Subaru Rally Team USA primarily competes in the Rally America National Championship, the team also competes occasionally in the Canadian Rally Championship and the World Rally Championship.  In 2006 the ESPN X Games added rallying to their lineup amongst other action sports such as BMX and Freestyle Motocross. For more information on Subaru Rally Team USA visit the official team website:

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