Driver // David Higgins
David Higgins was the perfect example of consistency in 2013, finishing on the podium at all seven rounds of the Rally America National Championship, including three victories and three second-place finishes. His impeccable driving earned Subaru the coveted Manufacturers Championship, and for David, his third consecutive Rally America National Championship.
David Higgins got his first taste of motorsport in motorcycle trials when he was 8 years old. By age 10, he had moved into national kart racing and won seven titles against drivers including David Coulthard. At his first opportunity, David started rallying and was invited to drive in the team that Richard Burns drove for in the Peugeot 205 Challenge.
David went on to win the 1997, 1999 and 2002 British Rally Championships in the Group N Class. In 2002, he also came to America as a privateer and won the SCCA Pro Rally Championship (now known as Rally America) while driving a Subaru. He repeated his success in 2003, winning six events and again claiming the SCCA Pro Rally Championship. For 2004, it was back to Britain, where David contested the full season and became the British Rally Champion. David also began rallying in the ultra-competitive Chinese Rally Championship in 2004, where he helped his team win the Team’s Championship in 2004, 2007 and 2009. (Foreign drivers can’t score individual points.)
David Higgins was born in 1972 on the Isle of Man. He now lives in Trefeglwys, Mid Wales, with his wife, Kara, and his children, Alicia and Matthew. David and his family operate “The Forest Experience Rally School.” The school is well known and respected for offering world-class rally driving instruction to all levels of drivers. David’s grandparents and parents have all been successful rally drivers, and David’s brother Mark competes at the highest level in the sport. As well as teaching in Wales, David travels the world doing one-on-one rally coaching in places like Peru, China, the U.S., Russia, Finland, Australia and France.
How did you get started in Rally or Rallycross?
Family has always been involved in rally and now owns the Forest Experience Rally School in the U.K.
// AboutName - David Higgins
Hometown - Isle of Man
Occupation - Rally School Owner
Website - http://www.subaru.com/content/subaru/en/motorsports/drivers/david-higgins.html
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/davidhiggins75
Twitter - https://twitter.com/Davidhiggins75
// Career Results
May 15, 2015
SHELTON, Wash. (May 15, 2015) - The Olympus Rally. Three words encapsulate...
April 21, 2015
The Rally America National Championship heads west after a two month break...
August 21, 2012
Are you competing in the Olympus rally and want to train with a pro? DirtFish...
July 18, 2012
DAVID HIGGINS AND CRAIG DREW SECURES RALLY AMERICA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AT NEW ENGLAND FOREST RALLY
Subaru Rally Team USA Perseveres Through Extremely Dusty New England Forest...
July 16, 2012
Subaru Driver David Higgins Clinches Second Straight Rally America National Championship at New England Forest Rally
Subaru Rally Team USA driver David Higgins has captured his second straight...
July 14, 2012
Warm weather and sunny skies will great the New England Forest Rally teams as...