The American Rally Association (ARA) announced Subaru of America as the first national-level sponsor for the 2017 ARA National Championship.
As the inaugural year for ARA, the support and sponsorship of automotive industry icon Subaru of America is a key development for the new series. ARA, an organization of experienced volunteers, is proud to provide a series for Subaru to activate exposure from the national level to small local markets around the country.
“I’m proud that Subaru understands that ARA is the right direction for American stage rally,” said ARA President Tim O’Neil. “We are happy that Subaru continues to see the value in stage rally and wants to help us make American rally great again.”
American Rally Association (ARA) is a nonprofit, member-driven organization and sanctioning body dedicated to the growth of stage rally. It’s mission is to “deliver a framework for safety, competition, promotion, and educational forums for all aspects” of the sport.
As a testament of the unyielding support Subaru has shown for stage rally in North America, the 2017 ARA sponsorship includes support not only for the national series but also the events and competitors. This support will allow events to provide a better event for all competitors regardless of manufacturer.
“We look forward to working with the ARA and local event organizers in providing an exciting fan experience for our enthusiasts, and supporting Subaru competitors at all levels in the sport,” said Rob Weir, Subaru Motorsports marketing manager.
Complementing the 2017 ARA National Championship sponsorship, Subaru will continue with the privateer contingency program for competitors entering ARA sanctioned events. Details on that program can be found on the Vermont SportsCar website.
2017 ARA National Championship Series:
February 3-4 | Perce-Neige in Québec, Canada
April 21-23 | Oregon Trail Rally in Oregon
May 13-14 | Olympus Rally in Washington
June 2-3 | Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally in Pennsylvania
July 21-22 | New England Forest Rally in Maine
August 25-26 | Ojibwe Forests Rally in Minnesota