The path to glory is long and dark
Victory lingers in the air
As you race towards destiny.
David Higgins & Craig Drew
#75 Subaru Rally Team USA [SRTUSA]
Rally America Oregon Trail Rally
2014 Rally America Champions
2014 marked the return of the RallyCross National Championships to Nebraska. The inaugural National Championships were held in Hastings, NE just a few short years ago. Since then the number of competitors has almost doubled to over 100 and continues to grow every year. The 2014 edition was held at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE on Oct. 4 & 5.
Yup, it was already that time of year. College Football season has just kicked off, the final heat of the summer is leaving it’s burn on our skin, the first chill of fall teases us, the sun starts to set earlier and earlier and about 1200 people make the trek to the middle of the country. A journey to, what some have coined ‘The Autocross Mecca’, a large flat concrete paradise at an airport in Lincoln, NE. A journey to see just how they stack up against the best and greatest drivers in the country. A journey to the largest motorsports event in the world, the SCCA TireRack Solo National Championships in search of that coveted jacket with the words ‘National Champion’ embroidered on the back. More…
Just over 100 competitors showed up at the now famous autocross concrete mecca in Lincoln, NE. With flat empty concrete as far as the eye can see Lincoln Air Park plays home to the largest racing event in the world, SCCA Solo National Championships. With the next national championships just 2 short weeks away, the MiDiv Championships served as an excellent tune up for competitors. More…
One of the MidWest’s largest car shows/meets evolved from humble beginnings. Just a few years ago the Ice Cream Cruise, was literally that. A car cruise to Sonic for ice cream. It then spread out and took over the parking lot of neighboring businesses, like Harbor Freight across the street. More…
Another Throwback Thursday to the forests of the 100 Acre Wood. This time featuring David Higgins and Craig Drew in the Subaru Rally Team (SRTUSA) STi Rally car. Something about this photo emulates rally. Maybe it’s the car slightly sideways, the cloud of dust, the spray of rocks or the sunlit forest road with menacing trees right at the edge. Or maybe it’s just Higgins who just claimed the 2014 Rally America National Championship, Congrats to him and the Subaru Rally Team. More…
Fort Riley just outside of Junction City, KS played host to the second event in the SCCA MidWest Divisional Solo series on July 19-20, 2014. Helicopters served as some unusual spectators to the event lining the far side of the course. Military personnel were encouraged to compete, spectate and ride along during the event. Just over 90 entrants competed in the 2 day event in a variety of classes including stock, prepared and modified.
Photos are posted in the 2014 Fort Riley MiDiv Photo Gallery
Throwback Thursday! A monster lurks in the woods. Even injured and broken, its prey cowers in fear as it roars through the forest.
No one can question Ken Block has been a dominating force at Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, winning a record 7 times. Not even a missing fender could slow down this Hoonigan in his Monster Energy World Rally Team Ford Fiesta rally car.
It was a hot sunny day on Sunday, July 13th out at Lincoln Air Park, but many braved the heat to take on the autocross course designed by Dave Fink. This was the 4th points event for the Nebraska Region SCCA. The next event will be August 10th at Lincoln Air Park. Photos from the event are posted in the photo gallery.
It’s Thursday, so that means another Throwback Thursday photo. This one is from my very first trip to SCCA Solo Nationals in 2007 at Heartland Park Topeka. Something about the positioning of the cone, the Subaru tripoding, the banners in the background, the sun glinting off the wheel, the big wing…. I don’t know it just screams AUTOCROSS! Still one of my favorites.