Driver // John Huebbe
From 2003 - 2005 John competed locally with the St. Louis region SCCA at autocross and rallycross events. He was always a fan of other forms of motorsport growning up, like open wheel racing, but discovered the rallying after watching the WRC on TV and witnessing the feats of Solberg, Loeb, Gronholm, and others throughout the turn of the century. Both John and his brother Mark quickly wanted more out of their race weekends and decided to take the leap and build a rally car.
Throughtout 2005 they searched for a solid and cheap car to build up and finally found a 1970 VW Beetle. For one and a half years they patched, repaired, and restored the bug to an almost new condition. With the addition of all of the rally, safety, and performance equipment the car was transformed and ready for the first race. Both John and his brother entered the 2007 Rallye de Paris, in Texas, and found out that the car needed more work after the exhaust was torn off of the engine. The first successful finish came in 2008 when they entered Rally West Virginia and finished.
2008 saw the revenge of Rallye de Paris on the bug. After what Mark and John thought was a solid exhaust design, the rally thought otherwise. Again, the exhaust was torn off and they were forced to scramble to salvage what was left of the event.
2009 was their best year yet, entering 3 regional rallies and finishing high in the order. The Roxton Rallye de Paris was the highlight of the year. Mark and John finished the first regional rally in second place in class, second overall; the second regional rally finishing in second place in class and third overall.
2010 should be a great year! The future is wide open for John and the Bug and more regional rallies are on the horizon.
Rallies Entered (co-driver):
2006 Rallye de Paris - First place co-driver PGT (with Jeff Templeton in a Subaru 2.5rs)
2007 Rallye de Paris - DNF
2008 Rally West Virginia - Fourth place M2, Sixthteenth overall
2008 Rallye de Paris - DNF first regional, Fifth G2, Sixth overall
2009 Nemadji Trail 1 - Fourth place
2009 Nemadji Trail 2 - First place
2009 Roxton Rallye de Paris - First regional - Second place G2, Second place overall. Second regional - Second place G2, Third place overall.
How did you get started in Rally or Rallycross?
Watching open wheel racing growing up in the 1980’s.
What are your future goals?
Win the group 2 class for the central region.
// AboutName - John Huebbe
Hometown - St. Peters MO
Occupation - Civil Engineer
// Career Results
|2014||Show-Me Rally||Group 2||1|
|2014||Lac View Desert||Open||3|
|2014||10,000 Lakes Rally||Open||DNF|
|2014||Paul Bunyan's Ride||Open||DNF|
|2014||Sherwood Forest||Group 2||DNF|
|2013||10,000 Lakes Rally||Group 2||1|
|2013||Paul Bunyan's Ride||Group 2||1|
|2013||Finger Lakes||Group 2||3|
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|2013||Sherwood Forest||Group 2||2|
|2012||Perryville 1||Group 2||1|
|2012||Perryville 2||Group 2||1|
|2012||Ojibwe Forests Rally||Group 2||DNF|
|2012||Nemadji Trail 1a||Group 2||1|
|2012||Nemadji Trail 1b||Group 2||1|
|2012||Finger Lakes||Group 2||12|
|2012||Sherwood Forest||Group 2||5|
|2012||Magnum Opus||Group 2||DNF|
|2011||LSPR - Lac Vieux Desert||Group 2||DNF|
|2011||LSPR - Ottawa Rally||Group 2||7|
|2011||Itasca Trail||Group 2||5|
|2011||Northern Lights||Group 2||3|
|2011||Roxton Rallye de Paris (Roxton Rocks)||Group 2||1|
|2011||Roxton Rumbles||Group 2||1|
|2011||Tresspassers Wil||Group 2||8|
|2010||Lake Superior Rally||Group 2||7|
|2010||Paul Bunyan's Ride||Group 2||DNF|
|2010||Nemadji Trails 2a||Group 2||DNF|
|2010||Nemadji Trails 1b||Group 2||2|
|2010||Nemadji Trails 1a||Group 2||4|
|2010||100 Acre Wood||Group 2||2|
|2010||Tresspassers Wil||Group 2||2|
|2009||Roxton Rumbles||Group 2||2|
|2009||Roxton Rallye de Paris (Roxton Rocks)||Group 2||2|
|2009||Nemadji -2 (b)||Group 2||1|
|2009||Nemadji - 2 (a)||Group 2||4|
|2009||Gravity Park||Group 2||DNF|
|2009||Gravity Park||Group 2||1|
|2009||Nemadji - 1(a)||Group 2||5|
|2009||Nemadji - 1(b)||Group 2||4|
|2008||Paris By Night||2WD||5|
|2008||Rallye de Paris||Historic||DNF|
|2008||Paris By Night||Group 2||5|
|2007||Paris by Day||2WD||DNF|
|2007||Wandrin' Star||Group 2||DNF|
|2007||Paris by Day||Group 2||DNF|
|2006||Rally de Paris||Prod. GT||1|
|2006||Rally de Paris||Prod. GT||1|