WRX mile­stone to be marked at Lead­foot

Motor Equipment News - - MOTORSPORT -

Subaru has an ex­tra ex­cit­ing rea­son for mo­tor­sport fans to lock in next year’s Lead­foot Fes­ti­val dates (Fe­bru­ary 4/5th 2017) – the com­pany will be cel­e­brat­ing the 25th an­niver­sary of WRX in New Zealand.

Subaru of New Zealand’s Man­ag­ing Direc­tor Wal­lis Dumper says the 2017 Lead­foot Fes­ti­val of­fers the brand a per­fect chance to show­case the WRX, dur­ing its im­por­tant mile­stone year.

“The Subaru WRX has a long his­tory of per­for­mance cre­den­tials both in ral­ly­ing and on race tracks, so see­ing the cars in ac­tion on Rod and Shelly’s 1.6 kilo­me­tre-long drive­way pro­vides a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for Kiwi Subaru en­thu­si­asts to help cel­e­brate 25 years of WRX in New Zealand.”

Driv­ers so far con­firmed for the 2017 event in­clude US rac­ing leg­end Al Unser Jr, drifters Mad Mike Whid­dett and Cole Arm­strong, keen car and bike racer (when he’s not run­ning Emi­rates Team NZ’s Amer­ica’s Cup cam­paign) Grant Dal­ton, and four-time Bathurst win­ner­turned-TV pun­dit Greg Mur­phy.

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