Subaru Rally Team USA Drivers Higgins and Pastrana Start their 2017 Race Season at Rallye Perce-Neige
Cherry Hill, N.J. – Subaru Rally Team USA (SRTUSA) is headed north of the US border to Canada this weekend for the inaugural American Rally Association (ARA) event at Rallye Perce-Neige, marking a first-time entry for Subaru factory drivers David Higgins and Travis Pastrana in this event. Rallye Perce-Neige is a true winter rally competition with snow and ice covered roads lined with deep snow banks. The event consists of 16 Special Stages covering 143 miles, all of which are run in a single day on Saturday, February 4th 2017. The rally is based in Maniwaki, northwest of Montreal in the province of Quebec. As a dual event for the ARA and the CRC (Canadian Rally Championship), the Subaru duo will face off against a strong mix of veteran North American rally teams from the US, Canada, and abroad. Defending CRC Champion and Subaru Rally Team Canada driver Antoine L’Estage will be the SRTUSA drivers’ chief rival at this event. L’Estage has won Rallye Perce-Neige seven times and excels in the wintry conditions. Between them, L’Estage, Higgins and Pastrana have won every Rally championship in the USA since 2006, with Pastrana earning titles four years in a row 2006-2009, L’Estage winning in 2010, then Higgins earning every title since (2011-2016).