Subaru’s Patrik Sandell led all drivers in open practice and qualified first overall among the ARX teams after winning the first and third qualifying sessions outright and finishing second in Q4.
Thunderstorms on Saturday afternoon brought slick, muddy conditions for the second qualifying session, causing visibility issues for drivers as mud caked the windshields.
Scott Speed now leads rival Tanner Foust by five points for the ARX championship title with two rounds remaining.
ARX championship leader Scott Speed closed the weekend with a third-place finish, earning critical points to protect his title lead.
The Subaru WRX STI rallycross Supercars showed impressive speed all weekend, even outpacing the World RX cars in attendance for the Canada round of the FIA world championship.
The fourth round of the 2019 Americas Rallycross (ARX) season brought Subaru Motorsports USA to Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada for the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (GP3R).
After Speed’s gearbox failed in the second semi-final heat, the Subaru technicians changed the transmission in a lightning-quick 15 minutes to put him back on the grid for the final.
Scott Speed - the defending champion from last year’s GP3R race - also showed serious pace throughout the weekend, going second-fastest behind Sandell in free practice and qualifying third overall.
Sandell’s Q1 win was highlighted by a perfectly executed pass around the outside of the field in the first corner, allowing him to take the lead from the outside grid position.
Rallycross fans at Quebec’s Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières watch all three Subaru drivers round Turn 1 during Sunday’s qualifying heats.
Speed led his semi-final heat from the first corner before a gearbox failure on the final lap dropped him to third.
Chris Atkinson bounced back in the final after a Sunday setup change, securing fourth-place points and maintaining a tie with Sandell for third place in the ARX championship.