David Higgins drives a Subaru WRX to new Mt. Washington record
Last year Travis Pastrana was still with Subaru, and he managed to take 20 seconds off the Mt. Washington hillclimb record at the wheel of a Subaru WRX rally car. This year, Pastrana's replacement, David Higgins, officially lowered the bar by 30 seconds.
The photos above show a slice of one corner on the sideways, gravel-spitting run up the mountainous course. Higgins' total time to climb the mountain: 6:11.54. That's only a tick under 9 seconds faster than Pastrana's 6:20.47--so how is it 30 seconds faster than the record?
Pastrana's run last year wasn't official--or at least Subaru isn't treating it as such, instead comparing Higgins' time to the previous record of Frank Sprongl, set in 1998.
Higgins' name might seem familiar--and it should. His brother, Mark, just set the fastest four-wheeled lap time around the Isle of Man TT. The Higgins family is on a roll.