For years, Americans driving Subarus very quickly in the woods have had to go through the for-profit Rally America organization. As of today, the country’s top events have broken off and formed their own non-profit American Rally Association. Here’s how it all works.
This is the most impossibly perfect comparison of how different rally cars behave around a corner I have ever seen. And I do mean impossible.
The Waste Management Stage of Rally America’s Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally has a sweet jump. Here’s a stream broadcasting live from said sweet jump. Is there a better way to spend a Friday afternoon than by watching rally cars make sweet jumps? No. No there isn’t.
Subaru driver David Higgins and codriver Craig Drew got exactly what they dreamed of today: a perfect, undefeated Rally America season. They’ve been untouchable all year, but how? Being able to swap a host of borked parts in a ten-minute service probably has something to do with it.
Earlier today Subaru Rally Team USA driver and Higgins Rally School co-owner David Higgins uploaded two pictures to his public Facebook page. One with a 1983 Group B Audi Quattro. One with former Top Gear presenter James May. What’s going on?
Not knowing whether the man you shook hands with three hours ago broke down in-transit from stage to stage or rolled into a ditch is a frightening situation. When you’re out on a stage with no cell service and no other informative resource, all you’re left to do is guess and assume the worst.
Speedhunters put together an absolutely awesome recap of the New England Forest Rally a few weekends ago, along with the difficulty of chasing Ken Block through the whole event. The whole thing is right here and super gorgeous.
Rally America’s New England Forest Rally has everything you could ever possibly want to see on dirt, ranging from this crazy Porsche 911 to an honest-to-goodness Mitsubishi Mirage R5. Here are some pictures from Dusty Ventures, who is codriving a car this weekend that just broke down.
You might’ve read the recent Answer of the Day for the Ten Best Racing Series That Nobody’s Watching where Rally America was billed as number one. Some of you were offended. Others agreed. Well, I’m taking a stand and taking another stab at stage rally spectating to prove my point once and for all.
You didn’t realize motorsports could be so gorgeous.
The Subaru Rally Team USA crew may have just a bit more experience with this than your usual NASIOC bros, but when one of their cars experienced engine woes at the Oregon Trail Rally, they got to work. Old engine out, new engine in. Here’s a time-lapse of a sub-three-hour engine swap for one of their Imprezas.
All of those beautiful rally yumps and drifts rely on one crucial component: tires. When you have a busted tire, it makes everything completely miserable. Ride along with the Troy Motorsports Ford Fiesta R2 as it struggles to move in a straight line on the Scotia North stage of the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood.
When we first saw the 2015 Subaru WRX STI Rally America car, it was in narrowbody snow spec. Here it is as a full widebody.
As the snow falls outside, let's take a minute and revel in the perfection of AWD rally cars slaying sideways at this past weekend's Sno*Drift Rally in Michigan.
I recently had the chance to drive the 2014 Subaru WRX STI Rally America car, and I thought I went really fast. But later that day, I rode with David Higgins in his brand new 2015 open class WRX STI. I did not drive fast, and my face still hurts from how much I smiled.
Rallying is a nuanced art. It takes years of training to get to the level where you can drive an open class car like this Subaru WRX STI with a sequential gearbox and 500 pound feet of torque. But I didn't have years of training. I had hours. And driving it has warped my brain forever.
What happens when you hand a rally driver a new race car? They send it sideways over the first yump available.
If you're wondering what your new Subaru should look like, here you go. This is the factory-backed 2015 WRX STI that Subaru will run in this year's Rally America championship.
Could Rally America be kaput after January 1? That's what some rumblings around the Internet would have you think, although their release of a 2015 national championship schedule suggests otherwise. There's also the new United States Rally Association. How do they play into this? Let's take a look at the rumors.
This year's Rally American Championship is coming to a close, but Jalopnik reader and Opponaut, Tennisguy187, regales us with a tale of his very first Rally America experience back in 2012. Oh, and the pictures are really cool too (even if he does think he's a bit too awkward next to his idols).