Driver // John Huebbe

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.

// About
Name - John Huebbe
Hometown - St. Peters MO
Occupation - Civil Engineer

// Career Results
Year Event Class Finish
2014 Show-Me Rally Group 2 1
2014 Lac View Desert Open 3
2014 Ottawa Rally Open 1
2014 10,000 Lakes Rally Open DNF
2014 Paul Bunyan's Ride Open DNF
2014 Sherwood Forest Group 2 DNF
2013 Perryville Group 2 1
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 Headwaters Group 2 3
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
2007 Wandrin' Star 2WD DNF
2006 Rally de Paris Prod. GT 1
2006 Rally de Paris Prod. GT 1
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