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Origins: Subaru in American Rallying – Part 3

  Travis Pastrana/Christian Edstrom compete in the 2004 Rim of the World Rally.
  Photo: Lars Gange | rally.subaru.com

IN THE LAST TWO ISSUES, DRIVE PERFORMANCE HAS PRESENTED THE HISTORY OF SUBARU INVOLVEMENT IN RALLYING IN THE UNITED STATES FROM THE 1970S THROUGH 2003. TO RECAP: WE TRACED THE START OF SUBARU INVOLVEMENT TO A COUPLE OF SUBARU VEHICLES THAT COMPETED IN OFF-ROAD RACES IN BAJA. THEN, IN THE 1990S, SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. (SOA) HELPED SUPPORT A PRIVATE TEAM WITH CHAD DIMARCO. WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF THE IMPREZA WRX INTO AMERICA IN 2001, SOA CHOSE TO SHOWCASE THE CAR’S PERFORMANCE CAPABILITIES WITH A FULL-FACTORY EFFORT IN THE SPORTS CAR CLUB OF AMERICA PRO RALLY SERIES. SOA DISSOLVED SUBARU RALLY TEAM USA (SRT USA) AT THE END OF 2003. BUT THIS WAS FAR FROM THE END OF THE COMPANY’S INVOLVEMENT IN RALLYING. WITH THE WRX ENSCONCED AS A FIRM FAVORITE WITH RALLY ENTHUSIASTS, SUBARU WOULD STAY OUT IN FRONT.

 

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