libra racing

Libra Racing

Libra started life in the ‘70’s and has continued to build, maintain and compete in racing and rallying. The idea started in 1970 after John Buffum and Steve Behr’s great result in the 1969 Monte Carlo rally. Since they were both ‘Libras’ the company name seemed appropriate.

After some racing exploits in 1970-1974, in Porsche 914/6, Ford Escort and BMW CSL, the main focus became rallying in 1975. Starting with Porsche 911 the manufacturers involved were Triumph, Peugeot, Audi, Hyundai and finally Mitsubishi.

In the 41 years that the US Rally Championship has existed, LIBRA RACING prepared cars have won the overall championship 21 times!!

We want to thank Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard for completing the ‘hat trick’ in 2010: Winning the Rally America, Canadian and North American tiles with their Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X. That 2009 Rockstar Mitsubishi, in 2009, 2010 and 2011, started 36 rallies; it finished 33 – winning 16!!

Rockstar Energy Drinks is the overall team sponsor; they need no introduction.

exeTc Shock Absorbers from England have been used on the cars from their inception in 2009. Their soft fell, while maintaining excellent control, has really helped on the rocky, dirt roads.

Drenth Gearboxes from Holland have developed a sequential gear kit for the EVO X, based on their successful EVO 9 kit. We have even found that the sequential movement of the internal gears and dogs is easier on the components; flat shifting is an added benefit.

Teams in the USA and Canada, to whom we have sold these products, have found them as strong and reliable as ourselves. Contact us if interested.

People can talk about winning stages, or why they didn’t; in the end, the results speak for themselves.

See you in 2014.

Libra Racing John Buffum & Co
170 So. Oak Circle
Colchester, VT 05446
Phone: (802) 655-5768 Email: