Travis Pastrana Back With Subaru Rally

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It looks to be another exciting year for Subaru Rally Team USA, as well as their sponsor, PIAA. You’ll remember that Subaru Rally Team USA won their 3rd straight Rally National Championship last year. They did so at the Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR) event, going up against rival team led by Ken Block. Subaru has announced that defending five-time Rally America Champion David Higgins will have a new teammate for the 2014 Rally America Championship, former Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana. Both Pastrana and Higgins will be piloting their own cars during the season, which should thrill both fans and foes to no end. The pairing is perfect, as both drivers have given the team success over the years.

From NASCAR to Rally Racing

Pastrana got his start racing for Subaru Rally Team USA in 2004 and brought home 4 Rally America titles between 2006 and 2010. For the past two years Pastrana has been racing with NASCAR but now he’s heading back to where he got his start – rally racing.

“I’m so happy to be back with the team I’ve been most successful with in the past,” he recently said to reporters. “Rally racing is where my heart is and it’s a privilege to do it in a Subaru. The 2014 Rally America Racing Season

We’ll get our first test of how this team works together when both men compete in the 2014 Rally America season kicking off on January 24 and 25 in Atlanta, Michigan. The pair will drive WRX STI cars which have Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, built and maintained by Vermont Sports Car. The cars were unveiled just days ago at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. From there the teams will head to Salem, Missouri, over February 21 and 22 for the 100 Acre Wood race where we’ll get our first glimpse of how Pastrana and Higgins works together. If the excitement, thrills and spills of last season are any indication, rally racing fans everywhere should be in for one mesmerizing season!

PIAA Sponsorship of Vermont Sportscar with Travis Pastrana and David Higgins

At PIAA Corporation we’re proud to be sponsoring both Travis Pastrana and David Higgins as they gear up for another championship run in 2014. One thing that made it possible for Subaru Rally Team USA to do so well in their night races last season were the PIAA lights they had. Which made it possible for Higgins to pull away from the competition on the night stages. But if you’re not convinced, check out the footage of the Susquehanna Trail Rally and see then in action for yourself.

PIAA products aren't confined to the race course, either. Our lenses are computer designed to withstand the rough and tumble road conditions that you’ll find on the Rally America National Championship circuit, but also regular streets as well. They’re designed with you in mind as well, the average driver. With PIAA lights on your car you won’t have to worry about rock chips or a headlight going out on you in traffic. Check out the complete line of PIAA light kits, bulbs, wiper blades, and more.

For more information contact:
Justin MacLauchlan
Brand Manager

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