A new video has surfaced of David Higgins’ world-record climb up Mount Washington in New Hampshire. Higgins destroyed Frank Sprongel’s 1998 record by almost half a minute. To top it off, he beat fellow Subaru driver Travis Pastrana’s unofficial time by nearly nine seconds. He broke the record at the 107-year-old Climb to the Cloud event in late June.
Higgins beat the official record by 20 seconds on his first attempt. On his second, he climbed the 7.6 mile tree- and cliff-lined road in six minutes 11.54 seconds – beating his first try by eight seconds. Higgins drove his Vermont SportsCar-prepped Subaru WRX STi rally car sans navigator from 4618 feet to 6145 feet above sea level on a mix of pavement and gravel.
Check out the video below of Higgins pre-race commentary and ride along with him as he shatters the record!