Travis Pastrana last year (Sept. 2010) reached the 6,288 foot peak of Mt. Washington Auto Road in 6 minutes 20.47 seconds – beating the previous record by 20 seconds. Apparently that wasn’t a record breaking run after all. The original record was held by Frank Sprongl in 1998, which was just broken by David Higgins with an official time of 6 minutes and 11.54 seconds.
“It was a very big challenge because the road was still wet in spots and would turn very slick suddenly. With the clouds the visibility was so low I could hardly see past the hood of my car,” explained Higgins. “Our Subaru is setup perfectly for a road like this but I have never raced here before and it was a lot of work to try to learn the course. It’s fantastic to have the record at such a prestigious event.”
For the record, Higgins also beat the unofficial record time set by Travis Pastrana last year of 6:20.47.
Higgins was driving his 2011 Subaru WRX STI rally car.
– By: Omar Rana