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Subaru Rally Team USA's Sverre Isachsen wins Red Bull Global Rallycross Seattle
Written by GRC    Monday, 29 September 2014 18:22    PDF Print E-mail
Sverre Isachsen scored Subaru Rally Team USA’s first-ever Red Bull Global Rallycross victory in front of a sellout crowd at DirtFish Rally School in Snoqualmie, WA, in Saturday’s Red Bull Global Rallycross Seattle. Isachsen, a three-time European rallycross champion, earned the victory over new series points leader Joni Wiman, and Brian Deegan.
“It is really important for the team,” said Isachsen.“We never gave up on developing this car—it takes time. You do something wrong, but then you do something right, and then of course today we had a fast car. It’s huge for everybody, all the Subaru guys.”
A thrilling main event saw points leader Ken Block, starting from pole, clip a barrier upon entering the joker lane in the first corner, allowing Isachsen to get by while Block bounced into two-time series champion Tanner Foust. Wiman, who started from the outside front row and elected to save his joker, fought his way back into second place to take his third consecutive podium finish.
“We worked hard, and the second half of the season has been really good,” Wiman said. “It’s amazing to lead the championship. I’m so happy and it feels amazing, and I want to go!”
In GRC Lites, Mitchell DeJong clinched the 2014 championship by virtue of starting the event, mathematically eliminating all other drivers from contention. The 17-year-old celebrated in the best way possible by earning his sixth victory and third perfect weekend (he was fastest in qualifying and the winner of both of his heats) of the year. Austin Cindric and Alejandro Fernandez completed the podium.
Full results from Red Bull Global Rallycross Seattle are as follows:
Sverre Isachsen, #11 Subaru Rally Team USA WRX STI
Joni Wiman, #31 Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST
Brian Deegan, #38 Rockstar Energy Drink Ford Fiesta ST
Nelson Piquet Jr., #75 SH Racing Rallycross Ford Fiesta ST
Rhys Millen, #67 Hyundai/Rhys Millen Racing Hyundai Veloster
Scott Speed, #77 Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Polo
Patrik Sandell, #18 Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST
David Higgins, #715 Subaru Rally Team USA WRX STI
Ken Block, #43 Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Fiesta ST
Tanner Foust, #34 Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Beetle
Steve Arpin, #00 Royal Purple Racing/OMSE2 Ford Fiesta
Austin Dyne, #14 Barracuda Racing Ford Fiesta
Emma Gilmour, #27 Hyundai/Rhys Millen Racing Hyundai Veloster
Bucky Lasek, #81 Subaru Rally Team USA WRX STI
Unofficial points through nine of 10 rounds are as follows:
Joni Wiman, 332 points
Ken Block, 320
Nelson Piquet Jr., 304
Scott Speed, 303
Sverre Isachsen, 247

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