With his two-year run in NASCAR now over, action sports icon Travis Pastrana has returned to rally racing. Earlier this week, it was announced that Pastrana would return to Subaru Rally Team USA in the Rally America series, where he will team up with defending series champion David Higgins.
Pastrana, himself a four-time Rally America title winner, made his rallying debut in 2004 driving a Subaru. Two years later, he was chosen to join Team Subaru USA and quickly won his four series championships in succession from 2006 to 2009.
“I’m so happy to be back with the team I’ve had the most success with in the past,” he said in a statement. “Rallying is my heart and it’s a privilege to do it in a Subaru.
“The competition is stronger and our cars are faster than they have ever been here in the United States. It won’t be easy to get back to the top, but I’m looking forward to the challenge!
Pastrana and Higgins are slated to race WRX STI cars in the 2014 Rally America season, which kicks off in Atlanta, Michigan on Jan. 24-25.
“It’s going to be great to have Travis back with the team,” Higgins said in his own thoughts. “He has a massive following and it will be great for the sport to have him back.
“Amazingly, between all of our championships in the United States, we’ve never really competed against each other other than an odd event or two. I know we will work well together, but we also have a healthy rivalry.
In addition to his Rally America efforts, Pastrana is set to compete in Global Rallycross at June’s Summer X Games in Austin, Texas.