Travis Pastrana kicks off Subaru rally racing at Sno Drift on February 20

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The last time we heard about Travis Pastrana and his exploits was in December of last year when Ken Block’s Hoonigan Racing posted a video of him mistreating an STI monster as part of the Gymkhana 2020 stunt. But as new racing seasons kick off around the world, the American pro will return to his usual rally races.
This Saturday, February 20, the 2021 American Rally Association (ARA) season kicks off in Michigan, where the Sno * Drift Rally season opener will be held. Subaru has announced that Pastrana and Brandon Semenuk will once again be behind the wheel of WRX STI racers, with co-drivers Rhianon Gelsomino and John Hall in tow.

“2020 was not the season that none of us hoped for, but 2021 promises to be exciting”
Pastrana said in a statement this week.

“Brandon and I had a lot of fun last year at just a few events so I’m really looking forward to getting back into rallying full time this year! Great to be back at Sno * Drift this year too. I’ve won here three times, so hopefully this year will be my fourth.

Pastrana himself managed to score seven podiums and two event wins in the shorter-than-usual 2020 season. He also holds four Rally America titles, won from 2006 to 2009, as well as the inaugural ARA Championship winner in 2017. The automaker he races for, Subaru, holds thirteen rally titles in the United States.

For 2021, the Sno * Drift event has been updated to a one-day format. Due to health restrictions, the organizers specify that no spectators will be allowed in the service area or on the stages.

As for Gymkhana 2020, you can take a look at it, in case you missed it, or even want to see it again, in the attached video.


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