Technically, it's a wagon (by EPA standards), so you probably could race one. The catch is the track stewards may not let you on. Plus, mine has fender flares and bigger wheels/tires, so it sits an inch higher.
You guys would be surprised, plenty of Forester owners do go off road. Just check out the Yahoo Forester club:
Go to the Photos section, then open the Stockton folder (it is VERY worth seeing it). Look at the "we have orbit" photo. Look like about, what? 6 or seven FEET of ground clearance? That enough for you?
I'm also not a lesbian!
A small group of us is planning on kicking up some dirt on a local farm. I've driven on the beaches of the Outer Banks, and "Sandy" was a champ.
The stock setup is inbetween. Not high enough for serious off roading, too high for ideal AutoX. Great for RallyX and driving on gravel or snow, though!
BTW, someone wanted the monochrome paint scheme. To get it (in the US), you need the S Premium model. That also gives you what is essentially the world's largest moonroof!
'98 Forester Project 2.5RS
18mm SPT rear sway bar
SPT front strut tower brace
custom cold air intake
16"x7" aftermarket alloys (-15mm offset)
fender flares (for rocks/sand)
SPT short shift kit
rear skid plate