Rallycross

  • The FIA World Rallycross Championship comes to the States at COTA

    We've had the Red Bull Global Rallycross series here in the States since 2009. What we haven't had, however, is the FIA World Rallycross series. That changes in 2018, as the 10th event in the 12-event championship series lands in Texas this September. It kicks off a five-year run that sees the global series arrive in the United States. Despite its name, Global Rallycross is a decidedly North American race series. The FIA World Rallycross, however, unfolds across the globe. It features races in South America and throughout Europe. Now, the United States will is finally being added to that list...

  • Joel Feder and David Higgins in Subaru WRX race car
    Riding in a rally race car is insane, dangerous, and not for the faint of heart

    A hand touches my shoulder from behind as I hear, “Are you ready?” I turn to see legendary rally driver John Buffum standing with two race helmets, sizes large and medium. Before I can open my mouth to answer, the calm, crisp 27-degree Wisconsin winter air is violently filled with the...

  • Röhrl and Ekstrom test the Audi S1 EKS RX and Audi Sport Quattro
    Walter Röhrl, Mattias Ekstrom Thrash Rallycross Audi S1, Ur-Quattro: Video

    If you need any more reason to watch the video above than Walter Röhrl and a pair of 600-hp Audi rally cars, you might want to reassess your life. DON'T MISS: 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Runs 1/4-Mile On Performance Data Recorder: Video Also joining the fun, piloting the Audi S1 EKS RX, rallycross...

  • Tanner Foust drifts at Laguna Seca
    Drifting At Laguna Seca, Rallycross In France: Foust Lane Episode 6

    A lot of people make fun of Tanner Foust. Some for his slightly wooden delivery on Top Gear USA, others for his clean-cut goody-two-shoes image. But at the end of the day, a lot of us probably do it out of envy. As he's been documenting for sponsor Rockstar in his Life In The Foust Lane series...

  • Loeb to race at 2012 X Games rallycross
    Sebastian Loeb Rises To Pastrana's Challenge, Will Compete At X Games RallyCross

    The ultimate WRC champion Sebastian Loeb will be at this year's X Games in Los Angeles. Why? Because Travis Pastrana invited/challenged him to show up. Why would Pastrana, a favorite to win or place in the competition, make his own job exponentially harder by inviting Loeb? Because he wants to race...

  • Travis Pastrana jumps his Dodge Dart rallycross car at Texas Motor Speedway. Image via Facebook.
    Travis Pastrana At the Global RallyCross Texas Motor Speedway Event: Video

    You've already seen Travis Pastrana at the wheel of his new Dodge Dart rally/rallycross car. Now you can see the car in wheel-to-wheel action against the best in the business as they take to the track--and the jumps--at Texas Motor Speedway. The Global RallyCross Championship, if you're not...

  • 2012 Hyundai Veloster rally car

    If a Kiwi and a Korean car maker seem like an odd couple, you haven't been paying attention the past few years. Few brand-driver partnerships have seemed to fit so well, in fact, and the duo will continue for the 2012 Global RallyCross Championship in 2012. Millen's brand of hoonage seems to fit well with Hyundai's youth-oriented image for cars like the Veloster and Genesis Coupe--both cars that have been converted to drifting or racing use by Millen. For 2012, a re-tuned and updated Veloster will be his ride of choice. Like the Ford Fiesta, Dodge Dart and other compact cars the Veloster will...

  • The 2012 Subaru PUMA Rallycross team
    Subaru Launches PUMA Rallycross Team With New Video

    The Global Rallycross Championship is one of our favorite new forms of motorsport (new to the U.S., anyway), with motocross-like racing for some incredibly fierce rally-bred cars. For 2012, Subaru and PUMA will be joining forces to take on the energy drink makers and other OEMs of the world...

  • 2012 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 race car
    Twin-Turbo Ford GT, 2012 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3, Dodge Dart: Today's Car News

    Dodge and Travis Pastrana have teamed up for RallyCross. Pastrana will be driving a new 2012 Dodge Dart with a 2.0-liter Tigershark engine with more than 600 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque. With power being sent to all four wheels, the Dart will hit 60 mph from a standstill in just 1.9...

  • Subaru Rally Team USA 2011 highlights
    Subaru Rally Team USA Guns For Gold: Video

    Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins won the Rally America national championship this year, and along the way created a number of highlights. This video captures many of them. Who doesn't love a rally highlight reel? Drivers Higgins and Dave Mirra also give their thoughts on the team, the season...

  • RallyCross at X Games 17
    RallyCross At X Games 17: Video, Gallery

    This weekend, the sport of European-style rallycross headed to the streets of Los Angeles, but unlike road racers on a city street circuit, the rallycrossers faced the challenge of dirt and gravel strewn in strategic locations among other obstacles. The action was pretty intense, but if you were...

  • Tanner Foust gives a walkaround of his X Games 17 Fiesta.
    Tanner Foust X Games 17 Fiesta Rallycross Walkaround: Video

    He's our favorite part of Top Gear USA, and he's one of the favorites to win the Rallycross competition at X Games 17: He's Tanner Foust, and in this video he gives us a walkaround, inside and out, of his car for the competition. Foust's wide-ranging driving experience and understanding of the...

  • Ken Block's new Hybrid Function Hoon Vehicle

    Ford's insane versions of the Fiesta for Ken Block's Gymkhana and WRC cars are nothing short of mind-blowing in their ability to generate power and turn it into tire smoke, especially considering the tiny displacement of the turbo hatch. The latest take on the uber-Fiesta is a "hybrid function hoon vehicle," or H.F.H.V., made to take on three disciplines on a single chassis: stage rally, rallycross, and gymkhana. Weighing in at just 2,755 pounds and turning out 600 horsepower and 665 pound-feet of torque from its boosted 2.0-liter engine, the car changes engine tune, suspension, and shoes as...

  • Global RallyCross Championship
    Global RallyCross Championship Gets ESPN Promo Video

    Less than two weeks remain to the debut of the Global RallyCross Championship (GRC) at Irwindale Speedway, and now the series has a promo video, courtesy of ESPN. Packed full of recognizable names like Block, Foust, and Millen, the series mixes motocross with rally cars and results in a whole lot...

  • Global RallyCross Championship
    Global RallyCross Championship Kicks Off March 25-26 At Irwindale

    America, get ready for some fun in the dirt. The Global RallyCross Championship is getting ready for its first event at Irwindale Speedway on March 25-26. It will be broadcast on ESPN, so set your DVRs now. If you're unfamiliar with rallycross, you're probably not a fan of the X-Games, Rhys Millen...

  • Hyundai WRC car
    Rhys Millen Driving Hyundai WRC Car For Rounds 2 & 3 Of Rallycross Championship

    The U.S. is getting its first real taste of European-style rallycross (think supermoto with rally cars) this year and some of the biggest names in North American stage rally are already involved: Travis Pastrana, Tanner Foust, Ken Block, Dave Mirra, Antoine L'Estage, and now, Rhys Millen. Millen...

  • 2011 Subaru Rally Team race car at speed
    Subaru Unveils 2011 Rally Cars Ahead Of X Games

    The X Games get underway this weekend, including America's first SuperRally.

  • ford fiesta pikes peak 2009 049
    Video: Ford Fiesta Rallycross preps for Pikes Peak Hill Climb

    Ford's new Fiesta won’t be arriving in local showrooms until early next year, but the company is pulling out all the stops to promote the stylish compact with various motorsport and social marketing campaigns to build excitement. To further this, the Blue Oval recently announced a goal to get...

  • Mach 2 Racing Ford RS200

    Racing up the 12-mile, 156-turn, Pikes Peak hillclimb course to the summit of the 14,110 foot mountain is a dangerous, daring business left only to the most serious of drivers and teams. To even approach the world-record pace of 10:01.408 minutes set in 2007 is to approach the limits of human engineering and driving capability. But the UK-based Mach 2 Racing team is preparing to exactly that. The car, sponsored by and equipped with Avon Tyres, promises to be a true handful. With 1,150hp - about 150hp more than the record-setting Suzuki XL7 - the Mach 2 Racing Ford RS200 will give all it's got...

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