After Travis Pastrana and Dodge cut ties after the 2013 Global Rallycross season and with Subaru only having one full-time driver in 2013, there was a bunch of speculation as to whether or not we might see Pastrana back in a Subaru for 2014. Well, it’s official, Pastrana and #199 is back. Pastrana will be teaming up with David Higgins for the 2014 Rally America season for the Subaru USA Rally Team.
Rally America needed some big news after Ken Block announced last week that he would be cutting back on his participation in Rally America to at most 2 events. Block blamed other commitments and conflicts as to why he would be missing most of the season. Adding a big name like Pastrana is a big boost that Rally America needed. Pastrana’s announcement comes just in time for the first Rally America National event of the year, SnoDrift on January 24-25 in Atlanta, MI.
Winter storm Q moved through the Salem, MO area Thursday dumping snow, ice and freezing rain on the area making many people dub the 2013 100 Acre Wood Rally as Sno*Drift Remix Rally in the 100 Acre Wood. The snow on the roads made for some slippery conditions. Some rally teams were a little unprepared and forgot to pack snow tires and some even had trouble making it at all, but snow and ice does not stop rally! More…
Christy Carlson, GotCone blog contributor and Team Gotcone driver is set to enter her first stage rally event next weekend, Nov. 13, the Rally America Nocona Stomp Rally in Nocona, TX. Christy will be driving a 1992 Nissan Sentra SE-R, that has a long history of rallying, having competed in 20+ rally events. This is the same Sentra SE-R that Christy drove to a 7th place finish, just out of the trophies, at the 2010 SCCA National Rallycross Championships held in Fountain, CO.