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Subaru of Las Vegas is pleased to announce a mutual collaboration with Crawford Performance to compete in various motorsports events.

Jun 1, 2010


Powered by Crawford Performance debuts Subaru Impreza WRX STI Time Attack Car

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2019 Subaru Impreza
$18,595 Base Model (MSRP) 24/32 MPG Fuel Economy

At Rd2 of Super Lap Battle Las Vegas ZENKAI - definition: Wide Open / Flat Out / Going hella fast!

May 20, 2010 - Las Vegas, NV - Subaru of Las Vegas is pleased to announce a mutual collaboration with Crawford Performance (Oceanside, CA) to compete in various motorsports events throughout 2010, including selected Redline Time Attack Series, Super Lap Battle, and Subiefest 2010.

24-year-old Las Vegas native, Thomas Smith, a protege of the legendary Quirt Crawford - builder of the Ken Block's Gymkhana 1 & 2 STIs, will be attacking the circuits this year as the featured driver. Smith, a proven Karting and AutoX driving force will see his skills put to the test in the highest level of Time Attack competitions in America, with many insiders already predicting his podium finishes this year. "Smith's true potential of pushing the limit matches our Zenkai spirit", said Burton Hughes, General Manager of Subaru of Las Vegas.

With the right machine, GRB Impreza WRX STI prepared by Crawford Performance, and the team efforts of the motorsports division of Subaru of Las Vegas, ZMRT (Zenkai Motorsports Racing Team) headed by team director, Gary Harding, realizing podium finishes and premier marketing opportunities for the varied sponsors will become a reality. Quirt Crawford explained how the marriage between Zenkai Motorsports and Crawford Performance took place:

"It originally started when Thomas (Smith) proved his driving talents in a Crawford car at the track. He got our attention that day and it blossomed from there. We are currently building a new (ZMRT Time Attack) car for Thomas to drive and we will be one of the primary (technical) sponsors of the vehicle. Our expectation for this team are podium finishes and overall we expect to do very well. As the sponsorship team comes together, we will definitely be able to create a very competitive vehicle. Thomas (Smith) has the talent..."

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ZMRT driver Thomas Smith is very excited about his opportunity to pilot the ZMRT Time Attack STI. In a recent statement he said, "I'm pretty optimistic about the new Time Attack car. I want to get into the seat as soon as possible--get some laps around the track and lead our team to the podium. The car and the team will draw a lot of attention and I predict we will do very well." To celebrate the emergence of Subaru of Las Vegas / Zenkai Motorsports - powered by Crawford Performance, a video prologue documentary was released this week. The 8 minute long HD video can be viewed on YouTube page below.

Finally, on May 18th, 2010, Subaru of Las Vegas was honored with the visit of Mr. Ikuo Mori, President and CEO of Fuji Heavy Industries, the parent company of SUBARU.

In his 45-minute visit, Mr. Mori witnessed first-hand the Sales, Service, Parts and Performance operations of Subaru of Las Vegas. While touring the dealership, select personnel offered direct input regarding current automotive trends in Las Vegas and the US market in response to his questions. In a highlight to the dealership tour, ZMRT was pleased to debut the new Time Attack car to Mr. Mori and his associates. His delight to see the birth of the race car was expressed in his prediction, "This car will fly!" Subaru of Las Vegas / Zenkai Motorsports powered by Crawford Performance (ZMRT - Zenkai Motorsports Racing Team) is also

Crawford Perfor
Subaru of America / SPT (Subaru Performance Tuning)
Grafik Impact
Garage Uehara
Pacific Custom Paint
Driving Sports TV as the official media supporter

ZMRT is scheduled to participate in the following competitions for 2010, along with team appearances at various automotive related events and conventions. Please follow us on twitter and FaceBook for the latest breaking news with the team.

Time Attack Events(Subject to change)
May 22| Super Lap Battle@Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayLas Vegas, NV
Sept 18-19Redline Time Attack@Spring Mountain Motorsports RanchPahrump, NV
Oct 9SUBIEFEST@Willow Springs RacewayRosamond, CA
Nov 10Super Lap Battle Final@Buttonwillow RacewayButtonwillow, CA
Nov 12-14Redline Time Attack@AutoClub SpeedwayFontana, CA
Carshow / Events(Subject to change)
June 19Subaru Summer SolsticeSan Diego, CA
Sept 12Japanese Classic Car Show 2010Long Beach, CA
Nov 2-5SEMA Show 2010Las Vegas, NV
Nov 6SUBIE JAM 2010Las Vegas, NV



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