SRTUSA INSIDER: Idaho Rally Intl 2018 PREVIEW -


Welcome to round 6 of 7 of the 2018 ARA Championship, the Idaho Rally International in Boise and Idaho City, ID.  This is the first year the Idaho Rally has been run as a national level event, which means none of the SRTUSA drivers have any experience at this rally, so the team is literally starting out the rally with a clean sheet of notes. David Higgins and Craig Drew have a great chance of securing the championship mathematically at this rally while the Rallycross regular Patrik Sandell with his co-driver Per Almkvist will be back and aiming to earn their second rally win of the season. Stages are expected to be amazing with a combination of technical, tight, twisty, blind corners with wide-open fast areas and elevation changes. Spectator spots are said to be great with many fun activities planned around this rally. 

Round 6 of the American Rally Association Championship Series:
2018 The Larry H. Miller Idaho Rally International

📆 EVENT DATE: 9/14/2018 – 9/16/2018

🚏 HOST TOWN: Idaho City, Idaho

🕙 TIME ZONE: Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7)

✈️ NEAREST AIRPORT: Boise Airport (BOI)

⛈ WEATHER: Mostly sunny. Dry. High of 73ºF and a low of 43ºF with 31% humidity.

🔗Idaho Rally International | Spectator Guide | American Rally Association (ARA) | Live

SRTUSA Drivers:
David Higgins (Co-driver Craig Drew) Car #75
Patrik Sandell (Co-driver Per Almkvist) Car #18

Rally Cars:
2018 Subaru WRX STI Open Class Car – Full Specs

Event Hashtags
#IdahoRally2018 #SubaruRally #SRTUSA



“Really looking forward to this event as it’s completely new and an area I have never been. One of the many joys of being a pro driver is the places you get to visit. It’s also nice having a new event and due to this there is very little prep regarding watching on board videos from previous years so I’m enjoying the extra time. Recce will be critical as we need to make new pacenotes. It’s also going to be strange having no knowledge of how tire wear will be or what set up we need. The Championship is getting to a critical situation so I really want to get that sorted if possible to take pressure off the last round.”

“I’m very excited that Subaru gave me the opportunity to do some more rallies this year. We won the first one so we will try and do  the same here but it will not be easy! I don’t know much about this rally or Idaho as I’ve never been there but I have only heard good things about the rally so I’m super excited. It’s a new rally for everyone so that’s good for me as we all will have to start from a blank paper on pacenotes. Per will be back in the seat next to me in the car. We have done many rallies together and I know he’s been doing everything he can to come as prepared as much as possible.”


FRIDAY, 9/14 
4pm – 6:30pm Parc Exposé – Larry H. Miller Subaru

8:45am – Start of the rally (Horseshoe Bend)
9:45am – Grimes Pass North Spectator Stage Start Time
10:41am – Spanish Fork East Spectator Stage Start Time
11:14am – Service 1 (45min)
12:53pm – Grimes Pass North Spectator Stage Start Time
1:49pm – Spanish Fork South Spectator Stage Start Time
2:22pm – Service 2 (45min)

SUNDAY, 9/16
9:00am – Leg2 Start (Idaho City)
9:18am – Spanish Fork East Spectator Stage Start Time
9:54am – Grimes Pass South Spectator Stage Start Time
11:20am – Service 3 (45min)
12:38pm – Spanish Fork West Spectator Stage Start Time
1:11pm – Grimes Pass South Spectator Stage Start Time
2:10pm – Podium Finish (Idaho City)

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Total distance: 273.4 miles
Number of stages: 12
Stage distance: 133.8 miles
Stage surfaces: Gravel (decomposing granite)
Longest stage: Harris Creek East (12.70 miles)
Highest elevation on stage: 5,200 ft
Recce: 2 pass
Service Park: Main Street, Idaho City
Official Start: 9/15/18 8:45am
Superspecials: None
Stages in darkness: None 

#75 Subaru WRX STI (David Higgins / Craig Drew)
#18 Subaru WRX STI (Patrik Sandell / Per Almkvist)
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