The definition of success varies from one person to another. The same goes for Subaru Rally Team USA drivers, Travis Pastrana and David Higgins.
Pastrana is making his return to rally, and is hoping to ease his way back into a sport that he once used to dominate. Higgins is out for victory. They are approaching the event with different benchmarks for success. But in a sport where so many things can go wrong, it is almost impossible for everything to go right.
Travis Pastrana is racing a new car, with a new co-driver… nursing an injured ankle, and recalibrating to the intricacies of rally. It’s a tall order. Add in the high speeds of the roads here in Missouri, and #199 can be excused for being off the pace early on. It’s to be expected.
David Higgins and Craig Drew need no time to adjust. They won this event last year, but the event favorite, Ken Block, suffered a DNF that cut the battle short. Both teams know their competition isn’t going to ease into the day gradually, so it means driving flat out form the word “go”. This is the battle for the 2014 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood…