SANTA ANA, Calif. — Travis Pastrana is once again the king of the Hill(climb).
Pastrana lowered his own course record to win the Aug. 15 Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb presented by Yokohama Tire Corp.
Pastrana drove his "Airslayer" — an 862-horsepower Gymkhana 2020 Subaru WRX STI that featured Yokohama Advan tires — to a course record of 5 minutes, 28.67 seconds to capture the 7.6-mile event up Mt. Washington Auto Road in Gorham, N.H.
His previous record was 5:44.72.
"What a wild ride!" Pastrana said. "The team at Vermont SportsCar built the most awesome Subaru on the planet. The Airslayer was designed with the Mt. Washington record as a top priority. They pushed the limits on horsepower and downforce then widened the body for better stability. On top of the horsepower and downforce gains, the Yokohama Advan tires gave me a huge advantage keeping the power to the ground consistently from bottom to top."
Pastrana, a team Yokohama member, hails from Annapolis, Md., and is a five-time United States Rally Champion.
"Travis was firing on all cylinders!" said Fardad Niknam, Yokohama Tire's senior director of product planning and product marketing. "The Advan tires worked flawlessly, helping Travis negotiate the narrow and steep road on his way to setting a new course record."