Pastrana and Mirra, 2010 Subaru Rally Team Drivers

Subaru Rally Team USA yesterday revealed their 2010 driver lineup, with four-time Rally America National Champion Travis Pastrana and BMX Freestyle legend Dave Mirra each piloting a 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally car prepared by Subaru technical partner Vermont SportsCar.

The team will compete in the 2010 Rally America National Championship and ESPN's X Games 16 Rally Car Racing event, and it will also take part in Rally America's new European-style Rally Cross exhibition events.

"Rally car racing presents unique challenges that place a premium on traction and drivability," Tim Mahoney, senior vice president and CMO for Subaru of America, said in a release. "Subaru's participation in the Rally America National Championship successfully serves to showcase the performance of our Impreza platform through core technologies rooted in our Subaru Symmetrical All Wheel Drive and boxer engine."

“The sport has grown and the competition in 2010 will be better than ever, and so I'm glad to be in the best car with the best team again to go for my fifth championship," said Pastrana. As in 2009, Christian Edstrom will be Pastrana's co-driver.

"It's great having the support of Subaru to race with the best drivers in North America and allowing me to develop as a rally driver,"
said Mirra, who will team with former WRC champion co-driver Derek Ringer.

Pastrana ended 2009 in style by setting the world record for longest distance jump in a rally car on New Year's Eve in Long Beach, California, during the Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. event. He soared the Subaru Impreza STI rally car 269 feet over Rainbow Harbor, landing on a floating barge and surpassing the previous record by 98 feet.
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