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Travis Pastrana Obliterates Mount Washington Hillclimb Record

July 10, 2017

Travis Pastrana set a new record at the Mount Washington Hillclimb this weekend, beating Subaru teammate and perennial rally rival David Higgins, who held the previous record for this event. Also known as the Climb to the Clouds, the timed race up New England’s tallest mountain was first run in 1904, back when single horsepower was still one of the better performance options. Travis’ 600 HP car had double the horses of what he drives in other rally formats and was much lighter than normal, prompting him to rave about how awesome his vehicle was before and after his record-breaking performance. Higgins was similarly equipped, but he took a bad turn on one of his runs and went off the road — thankfully he wasn’t injured in the crash. The previous record, set by Higgins in 2014, was 6:09.09. Travis beat that on his first run by quite a bit with a 5:46.28. He did even better a couple hours later on his second run, posting a 5:44.72, a nearly 25-second difference over the previous record-holder. Check out some highlights from the day right here:

Epic road, epic car, epic day! #gottherecordback!! @srtusa

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#CTTC2017 #SRTUSA Vlog: @travispastrana's record smashing morning run

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