I'm sitting in an airport, getting ready to fly out to Barcelona for XGames Rallycross, but I didn't forget it's Wednesday! So here's a fresh episode of Launch Control to get you over this humpday. More to come!
Episode 2 left off with the Subaru Rally Team USA facing an overnight rebuild after a crash on the first day of Sno*Drift Rally 2013. The mechanics had a long night ahead of them to get the car back in action. Would the car be ready? Could Higgins and Drew hold on to their slim lead? Episode 3 has the answers.
As I write this, it's been a full 6 days since I arrived home from the 2013 Oregon Trail Rally and I am still feeling the effects. The third race in the Rally America Championship series, this was one brutal rally. Brutal on the cars, the competitors, the volunteers and yes, even the measly media folks. It was hotter, rougher, dustier and body-bending more than ever before. I've competed in this rally on and off as a driver for over 10 years now. I can honestly say I've never seen so much carnage, so much damage, so many nasty rollovers. To be the victor in this rally is really saying something as barely 1/2 of the 70+ cars entered in this event managed to see the finish.
Once again, Subaru Rally Team USA pulls off an amazing victory with driver David Higgins and navigator Craig Drew. This win did not come without struggle, the service crew... [Read More]
In episode 2 of Launch Control (part 1 of a 2 part episode), Subaru Rally Team USA reunites in Michigan for the 2013 Sno*Drift Rally. For fans and competitors, the first day of the season is a particularly exciting one. This is a new beginning, a chance for a fresh story starting from a blank sheet.
Sno*Drift is a one-off ice and snow event that provides a unique challenge for the team, where just a small mistake can be costly. Holding a slim lead into the night stages on Day 1, David Higgins and Craig Drew find out just how treacherous the Michigan Roads can be.