You’re Onboard the Subaru WRX STI GRC at MCAS [360 Degree View]
Subaru Motorsports offers Red Bull Global Rallycross fans a unique perspective onboard the 2016 Subaru WRX STI. You can ride onboard the 2016 Subaru WRX STI of SRTUSA driver Sverre Isachsen and get a 360 degree view of the intense GRC action. The action takes place at MCAS New River in Jacksonville, North Carolina over the 4th of July weekend.
The Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) on Saturday, saw both Isachsen and Lasek earning spots in the Final finishing in 2nd and 4th respectively. But Isachsen was assessed a 5-second penalty for avoidable contact after hitting a car merging off of the joker lap. The 5-seconds added to his finish position dropped Isachsen from 2nd to 5th in the LCQ and took him out of the Final.
What happened in the Final?
A severe thunder storm hit the area and the 10-car Final was delayed due to heavy rain and lightning. When the skies cleared, track crews scrambled to remove water off the track. But the dirt portions were a muddy mess. Lasek started at the back of the pack and his #81 Subaru WRX STI was coated in mud from the cars slinging the wet clay onto the STI’s front end.
The 2016 Subaru WRX STI’s one wiper couldn’t keep up with the thick mud that coated the car’s windshield. Lasek's visibility was impeded so severely that he was forced to stop after contacting a tire barrier. Lasek said, “I can’t see” as he sat in the car after hitting the barrier. Reining champion Scott Speed won his first race of the season in the VW Beetle with Brian Deegan in second and Steve Arpin rounded out the podium.
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