Saturday, March 10, 2018

Another Off-Road Season Confirmed for Subaru's Crosstrek Desert Racer

Subaru of America and collaborators Grabowski Brothers Racing and Crawford Performance confirmed on Thursday that they are entering the 2018 off-road racing season with the Subaru Crosstrek Desert Racer, an Unlimited Class 5 car.

So far, this year's schedule includes six confirmed races,starting with the Polaris RZR Mint 400 March 7-11.

In a news release, Crawford Performance characterized the 2017 Season as merely a test, with improvements to the car leaving the team prepared for their first 2018 race with confident enthusiasm. They describe the vehicle as "one of a kind and spearheading a new arena for Subaru to dominate."

Subaru's marketing manager, Rob Weir, shares the team's enthusiasm. "We were pretty excited the first time we saw the project. Most of our focus is either in stage rally or rallycross, or maybe hill climb events. For us to get out of our comfort zone and represent a new form of motorsport was fun and challenging."

Official 2018 Schedule:

  • March 7-11: Polaris RZR Mint 400 - Primm, Nevada
  • May 30 - June 3: Baja 500 - Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
  • August 15-18: General Tire Vegas to Reno - Las Vegas, Nevada
  • September 29: PCI Race Radios 300 - Lucerne Valley, California
  • November 14-18: Baja 1000 - Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
  • December 7-9: McKenzie's Rage at the River - Laughlin, Nevada

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