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Subaru Driver David Higgins Completes Perfect Season

By   October 20, 2015

Vermont SportsCar 2015 Subaru WRX STI

Vermont SportsCar Subaru WRX STI

An undefeated season is a very rare thing in all sports, but in motorsport it may be even more difficult. Why is this? Simply because there are more variables to go wrong.

Mechanical failures or a crash can quickly sideline a car and that doesn’t even take into account the driver’s responsibility to drive well. Yes, winning every race for an entire series season for a single driver can be almost impossible. However, David Higgins has done just that driving for Subaru Rally Team USA in the Rally America National Championship.

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Subaru’s David Higgins Continues Undefeated Season

By   September 3, 2015

David Higgins' Subaru WRX STI Rally Car

David Higgins’ Subaru WRX STI Rally Car

Winning is difficult in any sport and motorsport may be even more difficult as vehicle failure and crashes can quickly take you out of a race. In the world of Rally the potential for incidents is even higher as the variety of terrain can lead to an accident.

For Subaru’s David Higgins this has not been an issue so far this season. He hasn’t lost a competition and and his latest victory came at the Ojibwe Forests Rally in northern Minnesota. In securing the win Higgins, with co-driver Craig Drew, had to fend off their Subaru teammates Travis Pastrana and co-driver Chrissie Beavis.

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Review: 2015 Subaru BRZ Series.Blue

By   June 3, 2014

2015 Subaru BRZ Series.Blue

2015 Subaru BRZ Series.Blue

The 2015 Subaru BRZ Series.Blue is a special edition car with production limited to 1,000. The Series.Blue is more aerodynamic and has added interior styling as well as special wheels.

The BRZ is already known as a great handling decent performing car and the limited edition keeps all of the qualities that enthusiasts fell in love with when it was first launched. The boxer engine helps keep the center of gravity low which helps when carving up the side of a mountain.

Exterior

2015 Subaru BRZ Series.Blue styling

With the 2015 Subaru BRZ Series.Blue you get a BRZ that has had a nip and tuck. You may not notice any of the changes to the outside as the lines have remained the same. What is different is the STI front chin spoiler and the rear diffuser as well as panels under the body that help clean up the air. These small changes reduce the car’s drag coefficient from 0.28 down to 0.27.

On all 2015 models you now get a shark fin antenna and larger stainless steel exhaust tips. With the limited edition you get black STI wheels with red brake calibers.

The special edition is available in WR Blue Pearl or Crystal White Pearl. Making the color, wheels, brake calibers and lower spoilers the main ways to visually tell the BRZ Series.Blue apart from the standard car.

Interior

2015 Subaru BRZ Series.Blue Interior

The interior of the 2015 Subaru BRZ Series.Blue offers nicer levels of trim than the standard car. This includes the use of leather and Alcantara with blue stitching and accents. It also has a carbon fiber look added to the center console and plenty of BRZ and STI logos all around.

Drivetrain

2015 Subaru BRZ Series.Blue Drivetrain

The Series.Blue is powered by the same 200 horsepower boxer engine that is found in the standard car. While no horsepower was added, the limited edition could be a little faster than the standard model thanks to its lower drag coefficient.

Pricing

The 2015 Subaru BRZ Series.Blue starts at $29,490.

Verdict

2015 Subaru BRZ Series.Blue Brakes

The 2015 Subaru BRZ Series.Blue provides all the light weight sports car fun and great handling of the normal BRZ, but in a lower production model. It offers some nice features, but we aren’t sure if it is quite worth the premium over the standard car.

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The Subaru Rally Team Takes Victory In Oregon For Second Year

By   May 6, 2013

2013 Subaru WRX STI in Oregon

Subaru Takes Rally Racing Victory In Oregon

The Subaru Rally Racing Team has managed to take their second victory of the young rally racing season. Subaru has quite a name in the rally racing world and this victory is the second year in a row that they have won in Oregon. So far in the 2013 Rally America National Championship series the team has come up with two out of three wins.

The win gives the talented team driving their 2013 Subaru WRX STI an extended points lead with the win. The racing course offered a good mix of tarmac stages as well as dirt stages that really tested the versatile little car. 70 entrants entered the race and this is the team’s second win in a row for the year.

The next race of the season is May 31st, 2013 in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. The Subaru Team will try to make it three in a row and we’ll keep an eye out to see if the can pull it off.

The below video shows more about the victory in Oregon. Including some good rally racing footage.

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Press Release

Subaru Rally Team USA driver David Higgins took a big step toward achieving a third straight Rally America Championship by winning the Oregon Trail Rally this weekend. With the win, Higgins can likely now claim the Oregon Trail Rally as his event, having won the event all five times he has entered; including wins the past three years in a row. As his two key rivals faltered this year in Oregon, Higgins and his BFGoodrich Tires-shod 2013 Subaru WRX STI built an insurmountable lead on the opening stages and was able to drive conservatively for the majority of the competition stages.

The Oregon Trail Rally is a three-day event that kicked off May 3rd with mixed gravel and tarmac stages at Portland International Raceway. The rally then moved to the scenic yet challenging gravel roads around the Hood River and Dufur regions east of Portland on Saturday and Sunday.

Higgins headed to Oregon fresh off a big victory at Round 2 in Missouri at The Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, which vaulted him to the top of the Driver’s Championship standings. “Some rallies are won by what you don’t do,” explained Higgins. “We didn’t experience any reliability issues or make any mistakes like some of our rivals did. I’ve got to thank Subaru for providing such a reliable, durable and fast car to Craig (Drew) and I,” said Higgins at the podium celebration. “We drove smart, at our own pace, and just avoided trouble. Once we amassed a big lead it afforded us the opportunity to really dial back the speed on Sunday and reduce the risks. We didn’t win stages outright but knew it was the right strategy for victory. This is a very challenging event and I enjoy the big mix of character among the stages.”

The Oregon Trail Rally hosted over 70 entrants, the most for a rally in the USA this year. The event began Friday, May 3rd with several fan-friendly competition stages near downtown Portland, Oregon at the Portland International Raceway. The rally then headed east to the scenic Columbia River Gorge region and the town of Hood River, for eight gravel stages among the foothills of towering Mt. Hood, covering more than 50 miles throughout the day Saturday. The rally concluded on Sunday with five more stages covering another 50 miles through the area around Dufur, one of the most scenic in the championship.

The next Rally America event for Higgins and Subaru Rally Team USA will be the classic Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (STPR) on May 31st, 2013 in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania.