With a couple of high-level U.S. defectors from the RallyCross series into other motorsport disciplines there was a domestic vacuum at the top, and we know what nature thinks about that. Enter German shoe/sportswear Puma, which is throwing its sponsor dollars behind the factory-backed Subaru PUMA Rallycross Team.

Dave Mirra heads up the trio of drivers, joined by Bucky Lasek and Sverre Isachsen, and they'll run all six RallyCross rounds this year in 2012 WRX STi's. Of course, you can't properly launch a team without some smoke and sliding action, so you'll find that in the video after the jump. And make sure to peep the "Zombie Cat" Puma skeletons on the cars while you're at it...




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PUMA® Speeds into Global Rallycross:
Brand Becomes Official Sponsor of Global Rallycross Championships and the Subaru PUMA Rallycross Team


Sportslifestyle brand PUMA® is entering the rally circuit with the official sponsorship of Global Rallycross Championship and the Subaru PUMA Rallycross Team. The six-round 2012 Global Rallycross Championships kicks off May 26th in Charlotte, and will hold races in speedways across the US this summer. This made-in-the USA variation on the established European sport of rallycross pits small production-based cars against each other for door-to-door racing featuring dirt, asphalt, and a 70′ gap jump. The Global Rallycross Championship combines the best aspects of circuit racing, off-road racing and rally competition to deliver intense action in a variety of fan-friendly environments. As a sponsor, PUMA becomes the official supplier of team and racewear and the exclusive licensing partner to the team for footwear and apparel.

The Subaru PUMA Rallycross Team is the factory-backed rally team for Subaru of America managed by Subaru technical partner Vermont SportsCar. PUMA and Subaru's strong histories in motorsport and the brands' collective following across sport and lifestyle bring a new energy to Rallycross. The all-star, three-man driving team is captained by BMX legend and professional Rally athlete Dave Mirra.

The team will be competing in 2012 Subaru WRX STI rally cars that have a fresh new look for Rallycross featuring a unique Zombie Cat graphic. PUMA brings a fun and colorful design aesthetic that, when mixed with the adrenaline of the sport, is sure to excite drivers, fans and spectators alike. Mirra and the team will sport official fireproof PUMA racing suits emblazoned with Zombie Cat graphics and a new performance racing shoe called the PRX Subaru. PUMA will be releasing lifestyle footwear, tees and accessories inspired by the team and rally cars beginning in June.

Interested to see who is joining Dave on the track? Want to check out the new Subaru PUMA Rallycross cars? Watch now and hold on tight....


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      thenewrick
      • 2 Years Ago
      Talk about a firm suspension. The subbies look good but I don't have much faith in the drivers. I think Higgins was the best thing about the Subaru team.
      k_m94
      • 2 Years Ago
      1:23, 1:38 Clip apex, disregard 4 wheel stability at the limit of traction :)
      stephjosh
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice article, thanks for the information.
      Bryan South
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bucky Lasek drives rally cars now too? Apparently any idiot can become a rally driver as long as your already a famous "Extreme Sport" star. Oh how I wish I followed my rally driver dreams as a kid because it could have paid off.
        art
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bryan South
        these are nothing compared to real wrc drivers. But i completely agree with you!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bryan South
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      peter1dav
      • 2 Years Ago
      all these bournouts are very ecologically concsious. dirty trather than green face of subaru/puma
      NamorF-Pro
      • 2 Years Ago
      I was actually expecting Ken Block to be in the video. He's the best!!!!!
      ERNSTEVERYTHING
      • 2 Years Ago
      **** shoes and 5 years late to the game.. really PUMA..?
      • 2 Years Ago
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      stratosrally
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is a Puma sponsored team, Ken Block races for DC Shoes...
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