Subaru Rally Team USA

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United States Subaru Rally Team USA
SRTUSA.svg
Founded 2001
Team principal(s) Lance Smith
Current series ARX Rallycross
American Rally Association
Former series Global Rallycross
Rally America
SCCA ProRally
Noted drivers Norway Sverre Isachsen
United States Travis Pastrana
Current drivers 18 Sweden Patrik Sandell
55 Australia Chris Atkinson
75 Isle of Man David Higgins
199 United States Travis Pastrana
Teams'
Championships
76

Subaru Rally Team USA (SRT USA) is Subaru's rally team that participates in events in the United States and its operations are managed by Vermont SportsCar, previously Prodrive.

History[edit]

The team was started in 2000 with cars prepared by Prodrive and raced in the SCCA ProRally championship and continued until 2004. In 2006, the team management was handed over to Vermont SportsCar.

(From Vermont SportsCar site) "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.

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 and Global Rallycross Championship, the team also competes occasionally in the Canadian Rally Championship, the X Games and the World Rally Championship.

Rally[edit]

Subaru Rally Team USA participates in Rally America events, Canadian Rally Championship events, and previously participated in the World Rally Championship for a short time. They have won the Rally America championship seven times, with Travis Pastrana winning four times, and David Higgins winning two times. On 2003, SRTUSA driver Ramana Lagemann raced in the Group N class in the Rally New Zealand.

On January 18, 2012, Vermont SportsCar announced that David Higgins would continue on the team, but Dave Mirra would only attend rallycross events, but not rally events due to event conflicts.

Subaru Rally Team USA announced in 2014 that Travis Pastrana will be re-joining the team along with new co-driver Chrissie Beavis, and that Dave Mirra will be released from the team due to budget reasons.

Rallycross[edit]

The team participates in the Global RallyCross Championship and X-Games. On 2006 and 2007, Colin McRae participated in X-Games with Subaru. He rolled the car due to an awkwardly landed jump, but still managed to finish in second place, right behind Travis Pastrana.

On May 4, 2012, Subaru announced their new partnership with Puma and their new rallycross team, Subaru Puma Rallycross Team USA. The three-driver team consists of Dave Mirra, Bucky Lasek, and Sverre Isachsen.[1] On September 11, 2013, SRT USA contracted their Global Rallycross effort to two cars, releasing Dave Mirra.[2]

Championship wins[edit]

Season Driver Co-Driver
2001 United Kingdom Mark Lovell United States Frank Cunningham
2006 United States Travis Pastrana Sweden Christian Edstrom
2007 United States Travis Pastrana Sweden Christian Edstrom
2008 United States Travis Pastrana United Kingdom Derek Ringer
2009 United States Travis Pastrana United Kingdom Derek Ringer
2011 Isle of Man David Higgins England Craig Drew
2012 Isle of Man David Higgins England Craig Drew
2013 Isle of Man David Higgins England Craig Drew
2014 Isle of Man David Higgins England Craig Drew
2015 Isle of Man David Higgins England Craig Drew
2016 Isle of Man David Higgins England Craig Drew

Video games[edit]

SRT USA heavily appeared in the racing game Colin McRae: DiRT 2 with 2008 drivers Ken Block, Travis Pastrana, and Dave Mirra. The #199 and #40 SRT USA cars also appeared in DiRT 3 Ramana Lagemann's SCCA ProRally #4 rally car appears on the cover Colin McRae Rally 2005. SRT USA cars also are included in Rallisport Challenge, Rallisport Challenge 2, Colin McRae Rally 04, Project Gotham Racing, V-Rally 3, and Sega Rally Revo. In 2016 both Travis Pastrana and David Higgins appeared in Forza Horizon 3, as DLC.

Racing record[edit]

Complete Global Rallycross Championship results[edit]

(key)

AWD[edit]

Year Entrant Car No. Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 GRC Points
2011 Subaru Rally Team USA Subaru Impreza GR WRX STI 40 United States Dave Mirra IRW1 IRW2 SEA1
5
SEA2
6
PIK1 PIK2 LA1
6
LA2
5
8th 57
75 Isle of Man David Higgins IRW1 IRW2 SEA1 SEA2 PIK1
4
PIK2
2
LA1
3
LA2
7
7th 57
199 United States Travis Pastrana IRW1 IRW2 SEA1 SEA2 PIK1 PIK2 LA1 LA2
4
19th 13

Supercar[edit]

Year Entrant Car No. Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 GRC Points
2012 Subaru Puma Rallycross Team USA Subaru Impreza WRX STI 11 Norway Sverre Isachsen CHA
12
TEX
10
LA
10
LOU
13
LV
3
LVC
12
9th 40
40 United States Dave Mirra CHA
9
TEX
11
LA
15
LOU
10
LV
13
LVC
6
12th 35
75 Isle of Man David Higgins CHA TEX LA
7
LOU LV LVC 19th 10
81 United States Bucky Lasek CHA
11
TEX
14
LA
13
LOU
11
LV
8
LVC
7
13th 35
2013 Subaru Puma Rallycross Team USA Subaru Impreza WRX STI 11 Norway Sverre Isachsen BRA MUN1
17
MUN2
8
LOU
6
BRI
4
IRW
3
ATL
3
CHA
8
LV
5
7th 86
40 United States Dave Mirra BRA MUN1
15
MUN2
14
LOU
13
BRI
11
IRW
15
ATL
4
CHA
12
LV
DNS
12th 36
81 United States Bucky Lasek BRA MUN1
14
MUN2
11
LOU
8
BRI
12
IRW
11
ATL
12
CHA
16
LV
14
11th 49
2014 Subaru Rally Team USA Subaru Impreza WRX STI 11 Norway Sverre Isachsen BAR
6
AUS
15
DC
10
NY
8
CHA
2
DAY
5
LA1
10
LA2
4
SEA
1
LV
5
5th 280
81 United States Bucky Lasek BAR
13
AUS
2
DC
11
NY
12
CHA
6
DAY
3
LA1
11
LA2
5
SEA
14
LV
3
8th 215
199 United States Travis Pastrana BAR AUS
7
DC NY CHA DAY LA1 LA2 SEA LV NC -
2015 Subaru Rally Team USA Subaru Impreza WRX STI 11 Norway Sverre Isachsen FTA
9
DAY1
10
DAY2
11
MCAS
6
DET1
12
DET2
12
DC LA1
4
LA2
13
BAR1
7
BAR2
12
LV
14
11th 136
81 United States Bucky Lasek FTA
10
DAY1
DNS
DAY2
12
MCAS
7
DET1
11
DET2
8
DC LA1
DNS
LA2
DNS
BAR1 BAR2 LV
8
12th 88
199 United States Travis Pastrana FTA DAY1 DAY2 MCAS DET1 DET2 DC LA1
7
LA2
6
BAR1 BAR2 LV NC NC
2016 Subaru Rally Team USA Subaru Impreza WRX STI 11 Norway Sverre Isachsen PHO1 PHO2 DAL DAY1 DAY2 MCAS1
11
MCAS2
C
DC
11
AC
9
SEA LA1 LA2 17th 19
55 Australia Chris Atkinson PHO1 PHO2 DAL DAY1 DAY2 MCAS1 MCAS2
C
DC AC
11
SEA
6
LA1
7
LA2
7
11th 88
75 Isle of Man David Higgins PHO1 PHO2 DAL DAY1 DAY2 MCAS1 MCAS2
C
DC AC SEA
9
LA1
6
LA2
9
13th 57
81 United States Bucky Lasek PHO1 PHO2 DAL DAY1 DAY2 MCAS1
10
MCAS2
C
DC
9
AC
10
SEA LA1 LA2 15th 34
88 Japan Toshi Arai PHO1 PHO2 DAL DAY1 DAY2 MCAS1 MCAS2
C
DC AC SEA LA1
13
LA2
13
19th 4
2017 Subaru Rally Team USA Subaru Impreza WRX STI 18 Sweden Patrik Sandell MEM
9
LOU THO1
6
THO2
5
OTT1
9
OTT2
7
INDY
8
AC1
9
AC2
10
SEA1
7
SEA2
3
LA
3
8th 582
55 Australia Chris Atkinson MEM
9
LOU THO1
7
THO2
3
OTT1
4
OTT2
9
INDY
8
AC1
9
AC2
4
SEA1
3
SEA2
5
LA
9
7th 585

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