The Streak Continues...
Subaru Rally Team USA's Travis Pastrana and Christian Edstrom have won the 2009 Ojibwe Forests Rally! In what was an extremely challenging race for nearly the entire field of competitors, Pastrana and Edstrom piloted their 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI to a dominating victory. After the dust settled on day two of the race, team #199 emerged with an astonishing lead of almost nine minutes. On top of winning every stage on the first day of racing, Pastrana and Edstrom amassed twelve consecutive stage wins after they conquered the first five stages of day two. With their Subaru running in perfect form, the duo's conquest seemed effortless.
Pastrana and Edstrom didn't just win the event, though; their success this weekend has marked Travis Pastrana's fourth consecutive Rally America National Championship title win for Subaru Rally Team USA. With the championship in the bag, team #199 has two events remaining with absolutely no pressure to win. This will give the team an excellent chance to experiment with the setup of their Subaru Impreza WRX STI and develop an even more formidable rally platform with which to attack the 2010 season.