Higgins’ huge Rally American streak broken
After 25 months and 14 victories, David Higgins’ Rally America winning run has come to an end, after the Manxman lost last week’s 100 Acre Wood Rally to Travis Pastrana.
After close competition between the two Subaru Rally Team USA entries, Higgins had just eased ahead with two stages left in the Missouri event, when his WRX broke a water pipe on a river crossing. The car had to be towed to the finish, but he still made second.
“Big congratulations to our team-mates,” said Higgins at the finish. “It was a great fight. Not the result we were looking for, but a great one-two for the team and fans.”
Pastrana added: “I had more fun on this rally than I ever had at a rally. We had a brand new car and absolutely no technical problems. I couldn’t have asked for a better result.”
Higgins will look for revenge next time out at Portland’s Oregon Trails Rally on gravel (April 22-24).