Subaru rally car has winning ties

This 2006 Subaru WRX STI rally car was driven by X-Games legend and multi-time United States Rally Champion Travis Pastrana, of Annapolis, Md.

LOUDON: The North East Motor Sports Museum is slowing down the pace to give people a closer look at a couple of rally cars.

The museum, on the grounds of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, is displaying a 2006 Subaru WRX STI rally car driven by X-Games legend and multi-time United States Rally Champion Travis Pastrana from Annapolis, Md., and a 2004 Ford Focus such as those seen as part of World Rally Championship (WRC) competition.

Both cars will be on view through the end of October at the museum, 922 Route 106.

Pastrana drove the Subaru at the 2006 X Games in Los Angeles, Calif., where he beat former World Rally Champion Colin McRae for the X Games Gold Medal in the first rally competition in X Games history.

The Focus rally car was prepared by the Team O’Neil Rally School in Dalton as an educational tool. It has been equipped with a roll cage, racing seats, a five-point safety harness and other rally-specific upgrades.