Yokohama Tire, the official presenting sponsor, is partnering with Mt. Washington Auto Road and the Sports Car Club of New Hampshire, as well as Subaru of America, for the Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb presented by Yokohama Tire.
During the race, Yokohama-sponsored Travis Pastrana, who holds the record for the 7.6-mile course, will compete in a specially built 2020 Subaru WRX STI – the same car he drove in his action-packed Gymkhana video. It will be fitted once again with ADVAN tires. The race takes place Aug. 13-15 at Mt. Washington Auto Road in Gorham, New Hampshire.
“We’re thrilled to not only participate but to be the presenting sponsor of this event as well,” said Fardad Niknam, Yokohama Tire’s senior director of product planning & product marketing. “It’s a historic event with a passionate group of drivers, fans and followers. We are really looking forward to seeing Travis go for another course record and show what our ADVAN tires can achieve.”
Pastrana, from Annapolis, Maryland, is a five-time United States Rally Champion and set the Mt. Washington Hillclimb course record with a time of 5 minutes, 44.72 seconds in 2017. “Mt. Washington is a wild, bumpy, narrow road,” Pastrana said. “It’s scary/fun in any vehicle but racing up this year in the air-slayer STI on Yokohama tires is going to be one heck of a ride. Being one of the oldest races in the USA this is a prestigious event. I think there is a good chance for another record-run this year.”