Christian Edstrom

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Björn Christian Edström (born March 18, 1976 in Gävle, Sweden) is a Swedish born American professional co-driver (rallying) from New York, New York, United States. Most recently, Edstrom was a Subaru Rally Team USA member, co-driving for Travis Pastrana in car number 199.

Rally America National Championship Series[edit]

2006 Season[edit]

2006 marked Edstrom's first year with Subaru, and his first full year with driver Travis Pastrana, with the introduction of the new Subaru Rally Team USA. The year proved to be a successful one for the team, as Edstrom and Pastrana were announced the 2006 Rally America National Series Champions on October 20, 2006, during day one of the Lake Superior Performance Rally. As the top Overall co-driver in the Rally America Series, Christian was awarded the Grant Whitaker Cup.

Results[edit]

Event Location Position
Sno*Drift Atlanta, MI 2nd In-class, 2nd Overall
100 Acre Wood Salem, MO DNF
Oregon Trail Portland, OR 2nd In-class, 2nd Overall
Susquehannock Trail Wellsboro, PA 2nd In-class, 2nd Overall
Maine Forest Rumford, ME 2nd In-class, 2nd Overall
Ojibwe Forests Bemidji, MN 1st In-class, 1st Overall
Colorado Cog Steamboat Springs, CO 1st In-class, 1st Overall
Lake Superior Performance Rally Houghton, MI 3rd In-class, 3rd Overall
Wild West Rally Olympia, WA 1st In-class, 1st Overall

2007 Season[edit]

In 2007, Christian ran the full National Championship Series with Subaru Rally Team USA. He was awarded the Grant Whitaker Cup for the second time.

Results[edit]

Event Location Position
Sno*Drift Atlanta, MI 1st In-class, 1st Overall
Rally in the 100 Acre Wood Salem, MO 2nd In-class, 2nd Overall
Oregon Trail Rally Portland, OR DNF
Olympus Rally Olympia, WA DNF
Susquehannock Trail Wellsboro, PA 3rd In-class, 3rd Overall
New England Forest Rally Newry, ME 1st In-class, 1st Overall
Ojibwe Forests Rally Bemidji, MN 1st In-class, 1st Overall
Rally Colorado Steamboat Springs, CO 3rd In-class, 3rd Overall
Lake Superior Performance Rally Houghton, MI 1st In-class, 1st Overall

2008 Season[edit]

In 2008, Christian took a sabbatical, competing in only one rally.

Results[edit]

Event Location Position
Sno*Drift Atlanta, MI DNF

2009 Season[edit]

In 2009, Christian returned to Subaru Rally Team USA and ran the full National Championship Series with Travis Pastrana. He won the Grant Whitaker Cup for the third time.

Results[edit]

Event Location Position
Sno*Drift Atlanta, MI 1st In-class, 1st Overall
Rally in the 100 Acre Wood Salem, MO DNF
Olympus Rally Olympia, WA 1st In-class, 1st Overall
Oregon Trail Rally Portland, OR 1st In-class, 1st Overall
Susquehannock Trail Wellsboro, PA 2nd In-class, 2nd Overall
New England Forest Rally Newry, ME 1st In-class, 1st Overall
Ojibwe Forests Rally Bemidji, MN 1st In-class, 1st Overall
Rally Colorado Steamboat Springs, CO DNF
Lake Superior Performance Rally Houghton, MI 1st In-class, 1st Overall

2010 Season[edit]

In 2010, Christian teamed up with Travis Pastrana for his final season in the Rally America National Championship. He finished the season third overall.

Results[edit]

Event Location Position
Sno*Drift Atlanta, MI 1st In-class, 1st Overall
Rally in the 100 Acre Wood Salem, MO DNF
Olympus Rally Ocean Shores, WA 1st In-class, 1st Overall
New England Forest Rally Newry, ME DNF

Production World Rally Championship[edit]

2007 Season[edit]

In addition to efforts in the United States, Edstrom and Pastrana teamed up with driver Takuma Kamada to form Subaru Rally Team International while the team contested the Production World Rally Championship, a series that runs concurrent with the WRC. They competed in the 21º Corona Rally México, Rally Argentina, and Wales Rally GB rounds of the championship.

Results[edit]

Event Location Position
21º Corona Rally México León, Mexico 5th in Group N, 15th overall
Rally Argentina Córdoba, Argentina 10th in Group N, 22nd overall
Wales Rally GB Cardiff, Wales, UK 21st in Group N, 39th overall

2008 season[edit]

Not long after a deer caused terminal damage to Edstrom and Pastrana's Subaru in the Sno*Drift Rally in Atlanta, MI, Edstrom announced a sabbatical to concentrate on his career and family. Former McRae co-driver Derek Ringer teamed with Pastrana for the remainder of the season.

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