Subaru Tecnica International to Bring Record Driver Entries for Los Angeles GRC

Aug 06, 2015, 16:50 ET from Subaru of America, Inc.

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Aug. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As presenting sponsor of the Los Angeles Red Bull Global Rallycross double header race, Subaru Tecnica International (STI) will support Subaru Rally Team USA with fielding the largest entry of Subaru factory drivers seen in years. Travis Pastrana and David Higgins will join season regulars Bucky Lasek and Sverre Isachsen at the September 12-13 event.

Red Bull Global Rallycross of LA Presented by Subaru Tecnica International returns to the Port of San Pedro with main events on both September 12th and 13th. In addition to entering the team's top talent, STI will present the largest display of Subaru performance heritage vehicles ever seen in the USA. The LA round is the next stop for Subaru Rally Team USA, followed by the Barbados double header October 3-4 and the season finale in Las Vegas November 4th.

Co-developed by Vermont SportsCar and Subaru Tecnica International, the WRX STI rallycross car features a spec 2.0L Subaru BOXER engine producing nearly 600HP, a Sadev 6-speed sequential transmission, all-wheel drive, and METHOD Race Wheels, that's capable of 0-60 in 2 seconds. Rallycross cars compete on tracks made of tarmac, dirt, and jumps through a series of heats leading into a ten car final event.

Named a 2015 AUTOMOBILE Magazine All-Star, the 2015 WRX STI is the weapon of choice for Subaru Rally Team USA; featuring a turbocharged 305HP Subaru BOXER engine, Subaru Symmetrical All-wheel Drive, plus enhanced performance technologies like Vehicle Dynamics Control with Active Torque Vectoring, Driver Controlled Center Differential, and Brembo performance brakes. Learn more at www.subaru.com/sti

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"With the support of STI, Subaru Rally Team USA will enter all four of our factory drivers in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Los Angeles Double Header," stated Subaru Motorsports Marketing Manager Rob Weir. "We're going to put on quite a spectacle for both the fans at home and trackside. We're proud to be returning to the Port of San Pedro as one of premier events of the GRC season."

"After the success of last season's double header at the Port of Los Angeles, it was a no-brainer to return this year," said Red Bull GRC CEO Colin Dyne. "We expect our Los Angeles rounds to be an incredible display of everything that makes rallycross such a thrilling sport, and pivotal to this year's championship. With Subaru Tecnica International on board as the weekend's presenting sponsor, we expect this to be one of our finest events in series history."

Full coverage of Subaru Rally Team USA is available on the Subaru Motorsports App. To download from the iTunes App store, click here, for Android App on Google Play store, click here. Follow the team on Instagram @srtusa and Twitter @srtusa

About Subaru Rally Team USA 
Subaru Rally Team USA is managed by Vermont SportsCar and proudly supported by Subaru of America, Inc., Subaru Tecnica International (STI), Method Race Wheels, Royal Purple, DMACK Tires, RECARO, PIAA and Race Proven. Follow the team online at www.subaru.com/rally

About Subaru of America, Inc.  
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit media.subaru.com.

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Rob Weir 
Motorsports Marketing Manager 
Subaru of America, Inc. 
(856) 488-3453 
rwei@subaru.com

Dominick Infante
National Manager, Product Communications
Subaru of America, Inc.
(856) 488-8615
dinfante@subaru.com

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