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Old 01-14-2014, 10:49 AM   #1
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News Pastrana Returns to SRTUSA!


Travis Pastrana to Return to Subaru Rally Team USA
Will Race in Rally America Series.

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Along with its announcement about an all-new Subaru STI, today the company finally made public that they’d be welcoming back one of their former star drivers to the Subaru Rally Team USA. That driver is non-other than X Games phenom Travis Pastrana.

Always a fan favorite, the 30-year old Pastrana has already won four Rally America Championships in his previous tenure with the Subaru Rally Team USA. His replacement, David Higgins, has captured the past three Rally America Championships and is on track to tie Pastrana in 2014 for total Championship wins. That is, unless Pastrana can come out on top this year.

“I'm so happy to be back with the team I've been most successful with in the past. Rally racing is where my heart is and it’s a privilege to do it in a Subaru. The competition is stronger and our cars are faster than they have ever been here in the USA. It won't be easy to get back to the top, but I'm looking forward to the challenge!” stated Pastrana.

Now, about that new 2015 Subaru WRX STI...
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:32 AM   #2
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awesome!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:46 AM   #3
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Good NASCAR wasnt his thing OR rally for that matter sometimes its pays to go with what you know, in his case 2 wheeled fun!
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:04 PM   #4
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Sweet glad to have him back with subaru
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:37 PM   #5
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Damnit! He broke his ankle and wrist on the nitro circus tour in Cleavland, the night before I went to see his in Detroit. And I'm volunteering at Sno Drift but he won't enter the Rally America series this year until Feburary, Travis Pastrana you are a ghost to me!
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:43 PM   #6
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he's gonna do a TP roll in the 2015 STi!
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:06 PM   #7
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So what does this mean for Higgins?
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:14 PM   #8
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Higgins and Pastrana are teammates now to dominate the manufacturers series.
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:01 PM   #9
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Patiently waiting for ricochet's 2015 STI First Drive Video Review...
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:11 PM   #10
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He was lost since he was driving that Dart ,so let see if he still got it,cause the # 75 of H and D are doing well ,but welcome back to Subaru.
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:56 PM   #11
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Damnit! He broke his ankle and wrist on the nitro circus tour in Cleavland, the night before I went to see his in Detroit. And I'm volunteering at Sno Drift but he won't enter the Rally America series this year until Feburary, Travis Pastrana you are a ghost to me!


Thanks for volunteering. I'll be the one in the awd celica trying not to wreck. I sold the car, since i'm building a 05 sti/rs that'll be done in march. The sale is contingent upon me not wrecking at Sno*drift haha.
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:13 PM   #12
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This is great! Nascar is totally crappy and I'm surprised he's stayed gone this long.
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:35 PM   #13
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Thanks for volunteering. I'll be the one in the awd celica trying not to wreck. I sold the car, since i'm building a 05 sti/rs that'll be done in march. The sale is contingent upon me not wrecking at Sno*drift haha.

Nice, I didn't even realize they made an awd celica, is it just the GT-Four that they made awd? haha, racing in a sold car, good luck!
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:15 PM   #14
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Nice, I didn't even realize they made an awd celica, is it just the GT-Four that they made awd? haha, racing in a sold car, good luck!


They didn't. I converted it from the GT4 japanese stuff... chassis aren't even the same wasn't easy haha.
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Stoked!!! Remember he put the first year dart on the podium! Him, Bucky and Sverre are gonna tear the GRC up, anddddd this pretty much ensures the rally America championship stays with Subaru! I wonder if Higgins will be called in for Gymkhana comp again...

Not to mention having met most of the drivers in the series, Subaru definitely has the most personable and fan friendly drivers, now add in TP and they can expect to see sales explode...
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Old 01-14-2014, 05:25 PM   #16
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Nice, I didn't even realize they made an awd celica, is it just the GT-Four that they made awd? haha, racing in a sold car, good luck!
from 88-93 america got the celica all-trac with a 2.0 3sgte motor. most of the rest of the world got the celica gt-four until 1999.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:09 PM   #17
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YES!! Very happy to hear this news. Good to see hes done wasting other peoples dough in NASCAR. Go Pastrana!
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:44 PM   #18
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Stoked!!! Remember he put the first year dart on the podium! Him, Bucky and Sverre are gonna tear the GRC up, anddddd this pretty much ensures the rally America championship stays with Subaru! I wonder if Higgins will be called in for Gymkhana comp again...

Not to mention having met most of the drivers in the series, Subaru definitely has the most personable and fan friendly drivers, now add in TP and they can expect to see sales explode...
TP's a good guy; but i'd much prefer antoine lestage to over higgins. Not that higgins is a bad guy, but Le'stage sticks around at some of the after partys with other drivers and volunteers... blocks gone in a heart beat.

I BS'd with lestage for a while last year about his tire choices he was being aggresive to beat higgins. I think he started on a034's while higgins started on ice tires.

Mirra was ok.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:56 PM   #19
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Welco' (old AOL welcoming fashion).

Nice to have him back.
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:07 PM   #20
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thats whats up!
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:53 PM   #21
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Yay, we need a second driver for SRT. I wonder if he will be doing rally or just rally X?
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:59 PM   #22
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that's very cool, I wonder if he'll compete in any X-Games RallyCross events..
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:06 PM   #23
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that's very cool, I wonder if he'll compete in any X-Games RallyCross events..
they said the main one during xgames. Still unsure if he'll be doing the whole GRC season.

http://www.subaru.com/content/subaru...lyteamusa.html
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:47 PM   #24
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HIGGINS!!!!!!! Hope TP likes second place. I love the guy and pretty much saved stage rally in the US but he's not anywhere near the caliber of driver Dave is.
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Welcome back Pastrana.

I guess Dodge is no longer doing rallycross? Or did they get someone else?
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