Subaru Winter Experience Makes 2019 Debut With Successful First Week of Classes

Subaru Winter Experience Makes 2019 Debut With Successful First Week of Classes

Limited Spots Remaining—Book Now!

February 15, 2019 — The second annual Subaru Winter Experience returned to Dollar Lake in Eagle River, Wisconsin on Tuesday with the first day of nearly a month of classes. This year’s first group of students got the first taste of brand new courses for 2019, complete with new challenges, new vehicles, and proper rally pace notes available for every single track layout.

“Putting together a program like Subaru Winter Experience is a huge production that requires a lot of time and effort from a large group, but it’s all worth it to see everything come together like this,” said Subaru Winter Experience founder Patrik Sandell. “I’m grateful to Subaru of America, Flatout Sweden, DirtFish, and Kuhl for their support in putting our second year of this event together. We’ve expanded dramatically over the last year to produce an ice driving experience that’s bigger and better than ever, and we can’t wait to welcome each of our attendants!”

This year’s Subaru Winter Experience will boast more than twice the number of participants of last year’s inaugural outing. Well over 200 drivers, ranging from complete novices to experienced professionals, will take to the ice in Subaru WRXs, WRX STIs, and BRZs equipped with specially studded tires from Sweden.

They’ll receive coaching from Sandell, the 2006 Junior World Rally Champion and Subaru Motorsports USA factory rally and rallycross driver, as well as top instructors from supporting partner DirtFish Rally School. In addition, this year’s cars feature the brand new Subaru Motorsports USA livery, allowing drivers to follow in the footsteps of such legendary Subaru-backed drivers as Sandell, his rallycross teammates Chris Atkinson and Scott Speed, and the team’s dominant stage rally duo of David Higgins and Travis Pastrana.

Selected last-minute spots are available for this year’s Subaru Winter Experience. Please contact Linnea Sivertsson at [email protected]for more information on remaining courses and to sign up. For more information on Subaru Winter Experience, including course information, press releases and photos, and accommodation information at the Chanticleer Inn, SWE’s host venue, please visit

About FlatOut Sweden
Formed in Sweden but with specialists all over the world, FlatOut Sweden is not your ordinary event company. With deep roots in motorsports, we know what it takes to create a truly unique experience for our clients. From driving schools to corporate events and even testing services for World Rally Championship teams, FlatOut Sweden’s portfolio includes some of the most diverse and impressive driving showcases on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. For more information, visit

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Camden, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 630 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA has donated more than $120 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged more than 40,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do.

About DirtFish
Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range in the scenic town of Snoqualmie, WA, DirtFish Rally School is the only full–time rally school on the West Coast and boasts an impressive array of rally cars, rally driving programs and memorabilia to suit enthusiasts of all ages. Based at the former Weyerhaeuser Lumber Mill site, the property itself boasts a rich history, having been the second all-electric lumber mill in the country in 1914. A century later, in October 2010, DirtFish opened its doors with the goal of offering unparalleled training in top-level vehicles, as well as provide unequaled opportunities for vehicle testing, specialized training, corporate/team events and more. Rally heaven awaits any student enrolled in one of DirtFish’s many programs, from the simple Two Hour Taste of Rally program all the way up to the Three Day Ultimate Rally Experience and onto advanced and private training in both rally and rallycross, in either all-wheel drive Subaru STI or rear-wheel drive Subaru BRZ rally cars.