Watch Higgins smash record in WRX STI at Mt. Washington Hillclimb [video]
The Mt. Washington Hillclimb has to be one of the most scary rides in the Rally America Championship series. There are steep drop offs that would send a car tumbling thousands of feet down the mountain. David Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew didn’t let that bother them and smashed the course record at Mt. Washington Hillclimb last summer with the Subaru WRX STI.
Now you can watch it from the passenger seat from the safety of your Chrome browser or the Android YouTube app. Check out this interactive 360º video from onboard the 2014 Subaru STI’s of record holders David Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew.
Higgins smashed his own record
David Higgins was “King of the Hill” at the Mt. Washington Hillclimb, breaking his own course record by over two seconds. Higgins driving the Vermont SportsCar-prepared 2014 Subaru WRX STI Rally car thought he would not be able to break his own record, because this year the car was much different. But he was able to set a blistering new record time of 6 minutes and 9.09 seconds in spite of the more restrictive rules of the Rally America Open Class.
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Higgins thought record was out of reach
“After our splits on the lower half practice runs were a bit slower than the record pace I was definitely thinking the record was out of reach,” explained Higgins. “We had more weight and less power this time but our Subaru really excelled on the top-half of the course which has the dirt section and some very technical parts. Our speed there is what helped us surpass the record.”
With two wins already under their belts in 2015, next up for David Higgins and Craig Drew in the 2015 Subaru WRX STI is the Oregon Trail Rally April 24-26 near Portland Oregon. Stay tuned.