Subaru Rally Team USA driver David Higgins put the hurt on the long-standing Mt. Washington “Climb To The Clouds” Hill Climb record set in 1998. Power shifting his 2011 Subaru WRX STI rally car, Higgins crushed the mark set by Frank Sprongl by more than 30-seconds with an official time of 6 minutes and 11.54 seconds. The run also beat the unofficial record time set by Travis Pastrana last year of 6:20.47. Mt. Washington is located in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Known for its extreme conditions, scientists have been researching and studying weather trends there since the 1870s. The carriage road, now the Mount Washington Auto Road, was erected in 1861 and is said to be the country’s oldest man-made attraction. The 7.6-mile thoroughfare of mixed gravel and pavement winds its way up the mountain lined with trees and at times steep drop-offs. First run in 1904, the race to the 6,288 ft. summit of the Northeast’s tallest peak was one of the greatest motorsports challenges for both man and machine.