The Subaru Crosstrek Desert Racer Confirms Another Season of Off-road Racing

The Subaru Crosstrek Desert Racer Confirms Another Season of Off-road Racing - Crawford Performance

Cody Woodruff |

  • Dustin and Parker Grabowski pilot the 527 Car in 6 races this year
  • Fans get a chance to ride-along in a LIVE Race

Subaru of America, partnered with Grabowski Brothers Racing and Crawford Performance, head into 2018 with their Unlimited Class 5 car. Six confirmed races are on the schedule, including the first of the year this coming weekend: the Polaris RZR Mint 400.

The 2017 Season was merely a test; improvements to the car have prepared the team for their first 2018 race with confident enthusiasm. This car is one of a kind and spearheading a new arena for Subaru to dominate.

Subaru's marketing manager, Rob Weir, shares the team's enthusiasm. "We were pretty excited the first time we saw the project. Most of our focus is either in stage rally or rallycross, or maybe hill climb events. For us to get out of our comfort zone and represent a new form of motorsport was fun and challenging." 

Official 2018 Schedule:

  • March 7-11: Polaris RZR Mint 400 - Primm, Nevada
  • May 30 - June 3: Baja 500 - Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
  • August 15-18: General Tire Vegas to Reno - Las Vegas, Nevada
  • September 29: PCI Race Radios 300 - Lucerne Valley, California
  • November 14-18: Baja 1000 - Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
  • December 7-9: McKenzie's Rage at the River - Laughlin, Nevada

2018 brings many opportunities not only for the team, but also for their fans. They have put together a giveaway for 4 lucky winners to get in the passenger seat for a ride in a LIVE race. Each winner gets a full lap in the PCI 300 on September 29. Click here for more info.

Follow the team on social media for live action and updates:

  • Instagram: @grabowskibrothersracing
  • Facebook: /grabowskibrothersracing
  • Youtube: /grabowskibrothersracing
  • Twitter: @grabowskiracing


About Grabowski Brothers Racing
The exuberance of youth combined with the wisdom of age. Meet Dustin and Parker Grabowski: two cousins with a strong drive to compete passed down by their fathers. Their experience in TrophyKart, Pro Lite, go-karts and UTV's since the young age of 12 brings versatility and grit.

Proudly supported by: Subaru of America, Crawford Performance, Rallysport Direct, McKenzie's, Pro-Am, Terrible Herbst, MOTUL, BFGoodrich, KING, JE Pistons, GG Lighting, and Jet-Hot.

About Crawford Performance
Designs and manufactures expertly engineered, high quality components designed and engineered for any vehicle owner: racer or not; Subaru or not. All here in the USA. Testing in the highest of extremes from the race track has allowed us to perfect the designs of components that will reduce oil consumption, increase the life and the health of your engine, and even increase fuel mileage.

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 620 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

1 comment

Cool crosstrek.

I wonder if you could race it at a ARA – American Rally Association Pro Rally event.
Contact Doug Sheppard ar ARA.

You could race at Oregon Trail Rally in May 2019.
You could beat the pants off Ken Block in his Ford.

Dave F.,

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