Saturday, July 8, 2017
Pastrana To Run In Mt. Washington Hillclimb
The Hillclimb was first held in 1904 when Harry Harkness in his Mercedes reached the top of the tallest peak in the Northeast in 24 minutes, 37.6 seconds. The race was held intermittently until 1961, then went on hiatus until 1990 and was held annually until 2001. It was revived in 2011 in honor of the Auto Road’s 150th anniversary and has returned every three years since.
David Higgins of the Isle of Man, driving a Subaru WRX STI in 2014, set the current Hill Climb record of 6 minutes, 9.09 seconds. He is returning to defend his title from a field that includes fellow Subaru Rally Team USA teammate Travis Pastrana.
Pastrana, who hails from Davidsonville, Md., is an X Games star and a four-time Rally America champion. Pastrana honed his rally skills at Team O’Neil.
“Travis is such a fun guy, whether it’s being in a race with him or just talking to him and watching how he interacts with the public. He is a true professional and a nice guy,” O’Neil said on Thursday.
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