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Subaru driver and four-time Rally America Champion David Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew put an authoritative stamp on a near-perfect 2014 season with a win at the Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR), their seventh of the season from eight events.  Higgins was locked in a tight battle at LSPR with Subaru Rally Team USA teammate Travis Pastrana for a majority of the treacherously wet and muddy Houghton, Michigan based rally. Pastrana briefly took the lead from Higgins late on the final day before Pastrana’s Subaru became stuck in a muddy ditch along the edge of the road, ending his rally with just four stages to go

David Higgins and Craig Drew win LSPR. Photo: Scott Rains

David Higgins and Craig Drew win LSPR. Photo: Scott Rains

Houghton, MI -- Subaru Rally Team USA’s David Higgins and Craig Drew outlasted the competition and the wet stage conditions to take victory at the Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR) on October 17-18, 2014 in Houghton, MI.

Higgins-Subaru-Rally-8-27-14CHERRY HILL, N.J. -- Subaru Rally Team USA driver David Higgins and his co-driver Craig Drew claimed victory at the 2014 Muscatell Ojibwe Forest Rally in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.  The duo maintained the leading pace despite constant pressure from factory teammates Travis Pastrana and co-driver Chrissie Beavis with their DMACK Tires-shod 2014 Subaru WRX STI rally car.

Subaru rally driver David Higgins and codriver Craig Drew continued their Rally America winning streak at Ojibwe Forests Rally.
The Muscatell Ojibwe Forest Rally was the penultimate event of the eight round 2014 Rally America Championship and featured three days of competition on high-speed and technical forest roads in Northwestern Minnesota.  The rally is highly regarded for its flowing and technical sandy gravel roads which are a favorite among rally drivers.  Higgins and Drew entered Ojibwe as champions-elect after mathematically securing 2014 Rally America Championship at the previous round, the New England Forest Rally. The 2014 Rally America Driver’s Championship will be Higgins’ fourth straight driver’s championship in a row and his sixth in the USA.

Red-Bull-GRC-7-25-14HILLSBORO, N.H. – SYLVANIA Automotive Lighting returns to the dirt track for more high-speed action and has signed on to the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross season as the “Official Automotive Lighting Sponsor.” This sponsorship marks the third year SYLVANIA Automotive Lighting has partnered with Global Rallycross.

“We are looking forward to being a part of the fast-paced and exciting Red Bull Global Rallycross season this year,” said Brian Noble, Marketing Manager, SYLVANIA Automotive Lighting. “We appreciate the opportunity to get up close and personal with both drivers and fans at the track because they share our enthusiasm for automotive lighting.”

Photo: Garth Milan/Red Bull Content Pool

Photo: Garth Milan/Red Bull Content Pool

Rally driver Rhys Millen hooked up with Red Bull to produce a cool teaser video for the upcoming Red Bull Global Rallycross race in Washington this weekend, which you can check out below.

Royal-Purple-Synthetic-Oil-Logo-6-3-14Porter, TX – Premium synthetic lubricant manufacturer, Royal Purple, today announced that it will sponsor Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) driver Sarah Burgess in her inaugural foray into the rally car series for the 2014 season. Burgess will enter her first Red Bull GRC race at the X Games in Austin, June 7, at the Circuit of the Americas.

A native of Australia, Burgess has been drift racing for the past three years in the United States, most recently in the Xtreme Drift Circuit at the wheel of a 2013 Ford Mustang. The excitement of checkered flag racing is just one of the reasons Burgess made the transition to the Red Bull GRC series. Burgess is one of two female drivers competing in Red Bull GRC this season, and she welcomes the opportunity to be a role model for other women while competing in her 2.0L Ecotec-powered Chevrolet Sonic.

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Castrol, one of the world’s leading lubricant brands and Official Sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, has brought together pioneers from the worlds of football and motorsport to create Castrol Footkhana; an innovative experiment that sees Brazilian star Neymar Jr take on new Castrol Ambassador and global rally icon Ken Block.

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– Premium synthetic lubricant manufacturer Royal Purple announced today it has joined forces with Subaru Rally Team USA in a multi-year agreement. The team, managed by Subaru technical partner Vermont SportsCar, will begin to utilize Royal Purple products in each of its factory Rally and Rallycross teams.

NORRA-LogoAgua Dulce, Calif.: With pre-rally entries at record levels, the National Off-Road Racing Association (NORRA) today released a final event schedule for its fifth annual General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000. NORRA and its unique, vintage-flavored, on and-off road rally will cover 1,300+ miles over four days starting in Ensenada, Mexicali, Baja, Mexico on May 10th and finishing in the world-class resort destination of San Jose Del Cabo on Wednesday, May 14th.

For the first time in its history, the Mexican 1000 will start in the host city of Ensenada, Baja, Mexico, just two hours south of downtown San Diego. Much of the pre-race activity will center around Ensenada’s iconic Riviera Cultural Center, including Saturday’s General Tire “Round-Up” of historic and vintage race cars, trucks and sedans, the “Bilstein Shock Absorber Tech Inspection” and the “Walker Evans Racing Driver’s Meeting and Welcome Fiesta.”

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— Premium synthetic lubricant manufacturer Royal Purple announced today that it will serve as the exclusive oil and lubricants sponsor for the Red Bull Global Rallycross Supercar and Lites series through 2015.  The multi-year agreement is an extension of the successful partnership established in 2013, and includes an option for renewal through 2016.