Subaru drivers Chris Atkinson and Patrik Sandell finished second and third on the driver’s championship after Atkinson picked up the Mid-Ohio event victory and Sandell took the third-place spot.
Patrik Sandell exits the joker lap in Mid-Ohio’s famous Keyhole section of the circuit ahead of a crowd of fans.
FIA World Rallycross Championship drivers Andreas Bakkerud and Joni Wiman, joining Subaru for the final two rounds of the ARX season, qualified well and joined Atkinson and Sandell in the final.
Patrik Sandell leads Bakkerud, Wiman and Cabot Bigham through the first semi-final heat at Mid-Ohio.
Subaru Motorsports USA wrapped up the team’s first-ever team rallycross title in a muddy Americas Rallycross (ARX) season finale at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, October 5-6.
Rain before the event’s semi-final rounds turned the track into slippery mud, favoring the rally-bred Subaru WRX STI rallycross cars and the World Rally Championship experience of Atkinson and Sandell.
Atkinson led from the start of the final race and never relinquished his lead, earning his second win of the six-even ARX season.
Andreas Bakkerud negotiates a narrow dirt section of the Mid-Ohio rallycross circuit ahead of rival Tanner Foust.
Chris Atkinson relaxes with his team before the ARX championship’s final race in Ohio.
Andreas Bakkerud, currently second in the World RX championship, also qualified well in the difficult and variable Mid-Ohio conditions.
The Mid-Ohio win marked four total event victories for the Subaru Motorsports USA team in the six-event ARX season.
Joni Wiman, in only his second event with Subaru, showed serious pace in qualifying first overall.