STi demolishes 13 year Climb to the Clouds record

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STi demolishes 13 year Climb to the Clouds record

Postby zaxrex » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:47 pm

Dave Higgins drops +30 sec off the old record. That is insane on a ~6:30 course.
Now that is a driver.
Not a bad car, either.
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Higgins was the last driver to launch off the start line which helped to build the anticipation of a possible record breaking run amongst the fans in attendance. Higgins set a blistering pace on his first run, breaking the record by over twenty seconds, but had even more speed on tap on his second run where he lowered his new record by a further eight seconds. The previous record of 6 minutes and 41.99 seconds was set by Mt. Washington Hillclimb ace Frank Sprongl in 1998.

"It was a very big challenge because the road was still wet in spots and would turn very slick suddenly. With the clouds the visibility was so low I could hardly see past the hood of my car," explained Higgins. "Our Subaru is setup perfectly for a road like this but I have never raced here before and it was a lot of work to try to learn the course. It's fantastic to have the record at such a prestigious event."
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Re: STi demolishes 13 year Climb to the Clouds record

Postby Sabre » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:42 am

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Postby Mr Kleen » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:19 pm

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Re: STi demolishes 13 year Climb to the Clouds record

Postby complacent » Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:13 pm

i really dig the color scheme of the car. very nice.
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Re: STi demolishes 13 year Climb to the Clouds record

Postby schvin » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:43 pm

totally awesome.

i had the opportunity to drive that road last weekend, would highly recommend a visit to that area. beautiful country.

the toyota yaris i took on the drive did not fare as well as the subaru in the article. brakes got ... hot.
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Re: STi demolishes 13 year Climb to the Clouds record

Postby Sabre » Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:22 pm

Damn, I'm jealous. I've been out there 5 times for work and never had the opportunity. I did get in some awesome hiking once though!
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Re: STi demolishes 13 year Climb to the Clouds record

Postby schvin » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:12 pm

hiking there is superb!
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