*Cue heavy thrash metal*
Rallycross is the most exciting automotive sport alive. Bold statement right? You’re probably already thinking this is too much out of the gates and how you’re going to argue. I’m going to say “you’re damn right”, because this entire sport seems way too much out of the gate. You’re going to love it for that.
You’re hearing 6 wide launch grids of 600+ brake horsepower, all-wheel drive, production-based supercars screaming for the green light. These are your daily street dragons like Ford Focus’, Subaru WRX’s, Civic Type-R’s, Volkswagon Beetle’s, and everything in between modified to go 0-60 in less than 2 seconds. Behind the wheel may be names you’ve heard in World Rally, Formula Drift, and Formula 1 like Ken Block, Tanner Foust, and Scott Speed. You’re watching hairpin turns on gravel, high speed straights on asphalt, and jumps from dirt all on the same circuit. All within your eyesight to see the full contact, 3 wide corners, and ear shot to hear the turbo pop mid-jump. Yeah, I’m not kidding when I say this shit’s wild.
More popular in Europe, rallycross has made it way to the US in more recent years by Red Bull Global Rallycross series. But as some of you may know, for financial and legal issues, Red Bull GRC has ceased operations for the remainder of the 2018 season, leaving myself wondering if this sport’s chance in the USA lost its light. It seemed that over night, European Rallycross Championship organiser, IMG, saw the potential for the sport to grow in the Americas and launched it’s American Rallycross Championship series with 4 event this year. Former GRC teams hopped on without hesitation, including the world renowned, Travis Pastrana.
Although the sport has been around since the 70’s, it’s still relatively young here in America. However, that youthful spirit is here and you’re not gonna want to miss it grow. So, catch it in person and experience your love for motorsports like never before. The remaining seasons schedule is as followed and can be viewed for changes at ARXRallycross.com/calendar.
Images courtesy of ARX Rallycross