David Higgins has absolutely crushed the Mt. Washington Hillclimb course record in his 2011 Subaru WRX STI. Battling rain-soaked tarmac and treacherously low visibility, David Higgins piloted SRT USA #75 through two record-breaking runs of the 7.6-mile Auto Road. "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.
On the first run in his WRX STI, Higgins rocketed up the mountain twenty seconds faster than the outgoing record set by Frank Sprongl in 1998. Then, on his second run the SRT USA ace reeled in an extra eight seconds to set the record again at 6 minutes 11.54 seconds. Both times set by Higgins were faster than the unofficial record set last fall by Travis Pastrana, who was also driving a Subaru WRX STI prepared by Vermont SportsCar. "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," said David after the race.