Scott Speed Joins Subaru Motorsports for 2019 Rallycross Season
(Camden, N.J., Jan. 11, 2019) – Subaru of America, Inc. today announced the addition of rallycross ace Scott Speed to its 2019 Americas Rallycross (ARX) driver lineup, bringing even more firepower to one of America’s premier motorsports programs and reaffirming the Subaru brand’s commitment to the sport of rallycross. Team drivers Patrik Sandell and Chris Atkinson will also return for 2019 to round out a three-car effort aimed at capturing the ARX title.
With four overall U.S. rallycross championship wins including last year’s inaugural ARX driver’s title, Speed will look to continue his dominant run in 2019 behind the wheel of a 600-horsepower WRX STI Supercar. A veteran of Formula 1, NASCAR, karting and Formula E, Speed adds a new dimension to a team with a strong background in stage rally.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Subaru Motorsports for the next chapter in my rallycross career,” Speed said. “This team has made big strides in the past few years, and they have what it takes to win. I’m looking forward to defending my title, and racing alongside Patrik and Chris to bring the team championship to Subaru!”
Speed will be introduced January 14 at the North American International Auto Show alongside his Vermont SportsCar-prepared WRX STI VT19x rallycross car, which wears the newly introduced blue and gold colors of Subaru Motorsports.
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About Subaru Motorsports
Subaru Motorsports - Rally Team USA is managed by Vermont SportsCar and competes in the Americas Rallycross championship and the American Rally Association series with the support of Subaru of America, Inc. Follow the team online at www.subaru.com/rally. Subaru Motorsports participates in off-road racing with Crawford Performance/Grabowski Brothers Racing and in Pirelli World Challenge with TechSport Racing.
About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Camden, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 630 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA has donated more than $120 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged more than 40,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do.
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