2021 Olympus Rally Preview


  2021 DirtFish Olympus Rally
DATES:   4/24/2021 – 4/25/2021
HOST TOWN: Shelton, Washington
TIME ZONE:  Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7)
NEAREST INTL AIRPORT:  Seattle-Tacoma Intl Airport (SEA)
WEATHER: Cloudy with occasional rain showers with high humidity. Temperature is between 40-55F.

Olympus Rally is back, with a stunning twist! Ken Block returns in a Subaru for the first time since 2009, with his Hoonigan Racing Division team to compete alongside Subaru Motorsports USA regulars Travis Pastrana and Brandon Semenuk. After finishing second in a privateer Skoda at 100 Acre Wood, Ken will pilot a Vermont SportsCar-prepared WRX STI for six of the seven remaining rounds of the ARA season—enough to compete for the driver’s championship. With Pastrana, Semenuk and Block sitting first, second and fourth in the title hunt and third-place Barry McKenna returning in his WRC Fiesta, the Open Class field at Olympus is once again primed for an epic fight.

As always, stay tuned for up-to-date rally coverage on Subaru Motorsports USA social media channels this weekend. We’ll see you at the finish!


Travis Pastrana #199 Subaru WRX STI:

Olympus has some of the best rally roads in the world but it’s always been a tough one for me to find speed here. Rhianon and I will push hard to try and get a third win but this is a strong rally for Barry and Brandon! Putting Ken Block in the mix on equal equipment will add to the excitement but also the challenge.”


Brandon Semenuk #180 Subaru WRX STI:

Olympus Rally is arguably one of the most challenging events of the season, and on top of that the stage schedule appears to be longer than ever! I’m ready for how tough this event could be, but also looking forward to the great roads Olympus has to offer.

2021 DirtFish Olympus Rally Stage Info
Total distance: 317.88 miles
Number of stages: 13
Stage distance: 177.24 miles
Stage surfaces: Hard and loose packed gravel with large rocks
Longest stage: 19.84 miles (Nahwatzel SS9 & SS12)
Highest Elevation: 2500 ft
Recce: 2 pass
Service Park: The Ridge Motorsport Park
Official Start:  10:00am on Sat
Superspecials: 0
Stages in darkness: Yes (SS8)

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