June 10, 2024 , Camden, N.J. -


An exciting weekend of rallying saw Subaru Motorsports USA taking first and second place at this year’s Southern Ohio Forest Rally (SOFR). The American Rally Association (ARA) defending double champion duo of driver Brandon Semenuk and co-driver Keaton Williams withstood a final day push from teammates Travis Pastrana and co-driver Rhianon Gelsomino to claim the win.

“Travis was showing some really good pace today,” said Semenuk of Pastrana following Saturday’s final stages, “so it was fun to get into a little battle with him.”

“Southern Ohio Forest Rally was awesome,” said Pastrana. “Felt really good on the final day. Had some really technical, downhill, high-speed stages that were absolutely fantastic.” Pastrana’s confidence led to he and Gelsomino winning three stages on the final day of the SOFR, but an incident with a tree caused some damage to the rear of their WRX ARA24, allowing Semenuk and Williams to pull away and log another victory on their quest for a third straight ARA championship.

Semenuk made a statement early on, taking the jump at the end of Thursday’s opening stage through downtown Chillicothe flat-out and putting on a show for the spectators. From there, both Subaru Motorsports USA teams navigated the quick, technical, and narrow forest roads of the SOFR on their way to the top of the podium.

Up next? “Ojibwe’s one of our best rallies,” says Pastrana of the upcoming Ojibwe Forest Rally in Minnesota. “Ojibwe’s our rally, so I think we can come out firing there,” said Gelsomino. That rally comes after a bit of a summer break in the ARA calendar, running from August 23-24, 2024. In the meantime, get the latest updates on the Subaru Motorsports USA ARA Championship teams by following Subaru Motorsports USA on Facebook, on Instagram @subarumotorsportsusa, and TikTok @subarumotorsportsusa.

About Subaru Motorsports USA
Subaru Motorsports USA is directed by Subaru of America, Inc., managed by Vermont SportsCar and proudly supported by MOTUL, Yokohama Tires, R53 Suspension, Triple-R Lights, DirtFish Rally School, Sparco USA, weBoost and Peplink. Follow the team online at www.subaru.com/motorsports.

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About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Camden, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts, and accessories through a network of more than 630 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile manufacturing plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA and the SOA Foundation have donated more than $300 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged nearly 88,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do. For additional information visit media.subaru.com. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.