Subaru Canada Announces Enhanced Involvement in Canadian Rally Series
(MISSISSAUGA, ONT.)—Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is pleased to announce its enhanced involvement in the 2018 Canadian Rally Championship (CRC) season in the form of an improved contingency and all-new rally purchase program.
Intended to strengthen the sport as a whole in Canada, the programs will provide financial support to current and aspiring rally participants in Canada.
“With such a rich rally history, we wanted to find a way to support enthusiasts at the grassroots level,” said Subaru Canada, Inc. president, chairman and CEO Yasushi Enami. “We think these two programs will do exactly that by encouraging more people to get involved in the sport in Canada — and helping them keep at it.”
Rally Purchase Program
Open to Canadian residents holding current, valid CRC licences, the all-new Subaru Canada Rally Car Purchase Rebate Program is intended to provide current and aspiring participants with a rebate on any new Subaru vehicle for rally use.
Approved applicants to the program will be provided with a one-time rebate of up to $10,000 off the purchase price of any new 2017 model year or newer Subaru vehicle. The vehicle must be purchased through an authorized Canadian Subaru dealer, and it must be converted to rally specifications as per the CRC guidelines.
Effective April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019, the rally purchase program is designed to bring even more competitors into Canadian rally competition. For more information, log on to the CRC website.
Subaru Rally Contingency
Subaru Canada, Inc. continues its contingency sponsorship for the 2018 CRC season, with an enhanced program that provides all participating Subaru entries with even more financial incentive opportunities.
For the 2018 season, any registered Subaru participants will be eligible for payouts for simply starting a national CRC event. Additional payouts will also be awarded for the top six Subaru finishers in every CRC event regardless of their overall finish, as well as every Subaru that finishes in the Top 6 overall. Subaru Canada will also provide payouts at the conclusion of the 2018 CRC season for the top Subaru drivers.
Administered by the Canadian Association of Rally Sport (CARS), the official sanctioning body of the CRC, the optional contingency program is open to all Subaru entries regardless of home country. To register, log on to the CARS website.
With the conclusion of the 2017 CRC season, Subaru Rally Team Canada (SRTC) will no longer participate competitively. Subaru Canada, Inc., however, will continue its support as presenting sponsor of the 2018 CRC season.
“This is far from the end of Subaru’s involvement in rally in Canada,” Enami said. “With a record 13 Manufacturer’s championships, rally has really shown the strong attributes of the Subaru products under the most extreme conditions. We look forward to helping the sport continue to grow.”