Global RallyCross Charlotte Preview


It’s on. Travis Pastrana will join the fray with his 600hp Dodge Dart racer at the opening round of the 2012 Global RallyCross Championship at Charlotte on May 26.


Sharing the Saturday bill with the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the Global RallyCross field will include Pastrana’s peers, action motorsports athletes Brian Deegan, Dave Mirra, Tanner Foust, Rhys Millen, and Ken Block. They’ll compete on a specially prepared .75-mile dirt course, complete with 60-ft. high jumps and water hazards, laid out on the superspeedway’s infield.


“Global RallyCross is where big air meets high speed, ” says Marcus Smith, president and general manager at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  “These drivers combine racing, drifting, and stunt jumps into a high-impact show with a jaw-dropping wow factor.” Drivers will advance through a series of timed heats to a final winner-take-all feature event after the NASCAR Nationwide Series race.


Following the Charlotte event, Global RallyCross series moves on to Texas Motor Speedway on June 9, joins the X Games in Los Angeles on June 30 – July 1, visits Loudon, New Hampshire on July 14, and winds up the 2012 season in Las Vegas on September 29.


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