May 16, 2017
Subaru Rally Team USA Drivers David Higgins and Travis Pastrana top Olympus Rally Podium.
“It’s been a great rally for Craig (Drew) and me. I’m happy to have a good event and be back on the top step of podium,” said Higgins. “Our Subaru was excellent again; this event really had everything from rough roads to wet slick conditions and long stages, it’s a real challenge. Big thanks to Craig again, this was our 30th win working together and we look forward to many more.”
The Olympus Rally, held in scenic western Washington, has a storied past. The rally was part of the first US Rally Championship in 1973 and later ran as a World Rally Championship event from 1986-1988 during the sport’s legendary Group B days. Olympus rally challenged 44 team entries with twisty, loose gravel-covered roads combined with sporadic rain showers. Teams covered 138 rally stage miles over the course of two days. The rally also features two of the longest rally stages in North America at 25 miles each, testing the endurance of both driver and car.
“Conditions were really tough out there with the rain, and the more challenging the conditions and the roads get the more David’s skill set shines through, he was just really good out there,” explained Travis Pastrana.
Higgins and Pastrana will square off again at the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally near Wellsboro, PA June 2-3.
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