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RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: BUCKY LASEK

RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: BUCKY LASEK

Vitals: Born: December 3, 1972 // Hometown: Dundalk, MD 2015 Team: #81 Subaru Rally Team USA WRX STI 2014 Results: Lasek’s third year as a Red Bull GRC driver proved to be the breakout season that he and Subaru Rally Team USA fans had been waiting for. He led the…
RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: STEVE ARPIN

RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: STEVE ARPIN

Vitals: Born: December 16, 1983 // Hometown: Fort Frances, ON 2015 Team: #00 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford Fiesta ST 2014 Results: Arpin’s second Red Bull GRC season saw him take his first podium finish in the season-opening Top Gear Festival Barbados. He actually spent much of the year in the…
RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: TANNER FOUST

RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: TANNER FOUST

Vitals: Born: June 13, 1973 // Hometown: Dana Point, CA 2015 Team: #34 Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Beetle 2014 Results: It was an up-and-down year for Foust, with the negatives outweighing the positives early on. Missing the finals in Barbados and at X Games put Foust behind the 8 ball in…
RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: KEN BLOCK

RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: KEN BLOCK

Vitals: Born: November 21, 1967 // Hometown: Park City, UT 2015 Team: #43 Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Fiesta ST 2014 Results: The season started with a spectacular rollover in Barbados and elimination in the X Games semifinals, but Block earned six podiums in the final eight races to establish himself…
GRC LITES SEASON PREVIEW: OLIVER ERIKSSON

GRC LITES SEASON PREVIEW: OLIVER ERIKSSON

Vitals: Born: December 27, 1998 // Hometown: Osmo, SWE 2015 Team: #16 Olsbergs MSE GRC Lites 2014 Results: The younger Eriksson brother landed a three-race GRC Lites program last year, impressing with a fourth place finish in New York and backing it up with a podium in Charlotte just six…
RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: PATRIK SANDELL

RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: PATRIK SANDELL

Vitals: Born: April 21, 1982 // Hometown: Ostersund, SWE 2015 Team: #18 Bryan Herta Rallysport Ford Fiesta ST 2014 Results: Sandell broke through for his first race victory in Washington DC in June, and on the whole was slightly more consistent, missing only one final as opposed to three the…
GRC LITES SEASON PREVIEW: TANNER WHITTEN

GRC LITES SEASON PREVIEW: TANNER WHITTEN

Vitals: Born: October 15, 1992 // Hometown: Rochester, IL 2015 Team: #15 DirtFish Motorsports GRC Lites 2014 Results: Whitten attended multiple Red Bull GRC events in 2014, but none of them as a driver. His competition debut will come in Fort Lauderdale on May 30-31. What’s New in 2015: DirtFish…
GRC LITES SEASON PREVIEW: ALEX KEYES

GRC LITES SEASON PREVIEW: ALEX KEYES

Vitals: Born: May 15, 1997 // Hometown: Folsom, CA 2015 Team: #61 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing GRC Lites 2014 Results: Keyes competed in the Formula Pro Mazda championship last year, winning 10 of 12 races and taking the championship. This week’s race in Fort Lauderdale will be his rallycross debut.…
KNOCKOUT QUALIFYING TO SHAKE UP FIRST-DAY RED BULL GRC ACTION

KNOCKOUT QUALIFYING TO SHAKE UP FIRST-DAY RED BULL GRC ACTION

Red Bull Global Rallycross drivers will have one more step to conquer when chasing down coveted lane choice in the 2015 season: a second round of qualifying. Knockout qualifying isn’t an unfamiliar format in motorsports—every major racing series from stock cars to Formula 1 has a multiple-round procedure to determine…
RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: JONI WIMAN

RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: JONI WIMAN

Vitals: Born: October 9, 1993 // Hometown: Pohja, FIN 2015 Team: #31 Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST 2014 Results: For the second year in a row, a Finnish driver conquered all in Red Bull GRC’s Supercar class, as Wiman succeeded Toomas Heikkinen as the champion with Olsbergs MSE. Their paths…
RED BULL GRC REVISES MANUFACTURER’S CHAMPIONSHIP STRUCTURE

RED BULL GRC REVISES MANUFACTURER’S CHAMPIONSHIP STRUCTURE

Red Bull Global Rallycross has announced a revised structure for Supercar manufacturer points beginning with the upcoming 2015 season. Under the new system, the top-finishing eligible entrant from each recognized manufacturer is eligible to score points at each race, which will be tallied with its own five-point system. “We wanted…
GRC LITES SEASON PREVIEW: ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ

GRC LITES SEASON PREVIEW: ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ

Vitals: Born: January 26, 1996 // Hometown: Bogota, COL 2015 Team: #126 AF Racing GRC Lites 2014 Results: Fernandez’s GRC Lites debut at X Games Austin didn’t quite go as planned, as the sport’s first Colombian driver failed to make the six-car final. But his results consistently improved as the…
RED BULL GRC SILLY SEASON RECAP: GRC LITES

RED BULL GRC SILLY SEASON RECAP: GRC LITES

The third season of GRC Lites competition will be the series’ most prolific yet. With an expanded schedule of 12 races and a new TV deal with NBCSN on the table, the amount of new recruits competing will vastly outnumber the returning competitors. Olsbergs MSE has enlisted Austin Cindric as…
RED BULL GRC SILLY SEASON RECAP: SUPERCAR

RED BULL GRC SILLY SEASON RECAP: SUPERCAR

To the untrained eye, the 2015 Red Bull Global Rallycross Supercar field might look pretty similar to last year’s lineup. After all, most of the same faces will be returning to the grid, with their numbers (and manufacturer partnerships) intact. But beneath the surface, there’s actually been quite a bit…
Frozen Rush Moves Mountains to Race

Frozen Rush Moves Mountains to Race

Red Bull Frozen Rush is an event unlike any other. 900 horsepower Pro 4 trucks are no stranger to short-course racing throughout the Midwest and southwestern regions of America, but they’re not especially prominent in places like New England—nor had they ever run on snow until two years ago, when…
A Tale of Two Sebastiens, Pt. 2

A Tale of Two Sebastiens, Pt. 2

Well, so much for that Pt 1 story… It was supposed to be the story of the year. Sebastien Loeb, the nine-time World Rally champion and all-around living legend, makes a one-off return to Rally Monte Carlo. His chief competition? Defending series (and race) champion Sebastien Ogier, who, thanks to…
A Tale of Two Sebastiens, Pt. 1

A Tale of Two Sebastiens, Pt. 1

A World Rally legend grabs the overall lead in day one of his “return,” while a defending champion grapples with rules changes—both positive and negative. Wait, did Sebastien Loeb get better in his time away from rallying? OK, that might be an overreaction. But the nine-time World Rally champion, winner…