WHAT: Lake Superior Performance Rally: It all comes to this, the Rally America National Championship Fight.

GUESTS: David Higgins, driver for Subaru Rally Team USA. Ken Block, driver for Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Fiesta.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 – 4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT. An audio file will be provided upon request within 24 hours. Media are invited to record interviews for use and ask quests questions as time allows.

CALL-IN: Please call (866) 952-1908 or (785) 424-1827 to participate. No RSVP needed, but spots are limited to 50 attendees. The call will be moderated by iRally’s Greg Strange.

BACKGROUND: Members of the media are invited to attend a live teleconference and Q&A with Subaru Rally Team USA’s David Higgins and Hoonigan Racing’s Ken Block on the eve of the Lake Superior Performance Rally on October 18-19th held in Houghton, Michigan.

After an amazing rally racing season, Higgins and Block are facing a winner take all situation at LSPR – the concluding chapter in the Rally America National Championship. Only five points separate the Subaru and Ford drivers in the Rally America standings, and the oldest, meanest, and toughest Rally America event is all that remains between them and the Rally America crown.

At Rally America’s season midpoint David Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew shot out to an early points lead and were just one win away from locking up their third consecutive Rally America National Championship title. But their title has remained elusive when Ken Block with co-driver Alex Gelsomino suddenly won the next three event wins to force a showdown at LSPR.

Rally America only factors the top six results out of seven events to determine the titleholder. After subtracting the low scoring result prior to LSPR, Higgins leads the Rally America points standings by 97 to Block’s 92.

David Higgins Results Ken Block Results
Sno*Drift 2nd place Sno*Drift 6th place
100 Acre Wood 1st place 100 Acre Wood DNF
Oregon Trail 1st place Oregon Trail 2nd place
STPR 3rd place STPR 1st place
New England 2nd place New England 1st place
Ojibwe Forests 2nd place Ojibwe Forests 1st place

Please join us as we discuss the implications of LSPR on the overall Rally America National Championship battle with two of North America’s best rally racing talent.

Rally America is proudly supported by Subaru of America, Ford Racing, VP Racing Fuels, Honda Development Research, GrimmSpeed, Exedy Racing Clutches and Teleblend.

About Rally America
Based in Williston, VT, Rally America, Inc. sanctions the Rally America National Championship, which consists of eight national-level events located at a variety of venues across the country, from Portland, Oregon to Newry, Maine. Top competitors in the Rally America National Championship reach speeds of well over 100 mph driving highly modified street cars such as Mitsubishi Evolutions, Subaru WRX STI’s, Ford Fiestas and Scion XD’s on natural-terrain courses consisting of gravel, dirt, ice or snow. For more information regarding Rally America’s National Championship or the sport of performance rally, visit www.rally-america.com.