This is why you should never stand outside of a corner on an active rally stage: You could get very, very hurt.
Heaven is a place where a rally is won overall by a thoroughly ridiculous Mitsubishi Mirage. Marvel at these scenes from Rally America’s Rally In The 100 Acre Wood, where a monster Mirage R5 and a relatively normal looking Toyota RAV4 blast down the same stage roads. Everything is better as a rally car: fact.
Rally America, which lost a large chunk of its events to a new sanctioning body this season, bounced back by releasing a full eight-event schedule with new rallies this week. Unfortunately, it looks like someone accidentally sent private replies to questions via public tweet instead of direct message or text. Oops!
For years, Subaru Rally Team USA has crushed its competition in Rally America’s Open Class. After a large chunk of Rally America’s events jumped ship to the newly formed American Rally Association, Rally America’s most dominant team announced today that it will compete in the ARA for the series’ inaugural 2017 season.
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.