Speedy Jump
Making his first-ever Global Rallycross start, Scott Speed took victory in both his heat race and the main event on Sunday at X Games Brazil. Speed gave the #77 Ford Fiesta Star Car from Rdio and OMSE, a new addition to the series in 2013, a victory in its debut, making the winning pass by taking the joker lap through the final corner.

“To win like this, on the last lap, on the last corner, is truly a dream,” said Speed. “It’s spectacular. It’s been such a fun experience. These cars are probably the most fun cars I’ve been able to drive.”

Speed beat fellow OMSE drivers Toomas Heikkinen and Patrik Sandell to the finish, giving Ford a 1-2-3 podium sweep.

“Now we are back in business,” said Heikkinen. “We have the best team, best car, and best equipment.”

“Starting in the very last position in the final and ending up third is just amazing,” said Sandell. “It’s a great start to the season. I’m so happy.”

Heikkinen, Brian Deegan, Tanner Foust, and Speed, respectively, won the four heat races, while Ken Block, Travis Pastrana, Steve Arpin, and Anton Marklund advanced by finishing second. Buddy Rice and Sandell transferred to the final from the last chance qualifier.

A major accident at the start of the final led to a red flag after four laps and a restart. Pastrana, Foust, Block, and Rice’s cars were deemed too damaged to continue.

“At the start of the final and in lap four, there were two incidents,” said GRC Official Chip Pankow. “Cars were on the side of the track with drivers inside, one was smoking, and track workers were in harm’s way while trying to assist the drivers and put out a potential fire. It was the Race Director’s call to stop the race.”

Global Rallycross combines the best aspects of circuit racing, off-road racing and rally competition to deliver intense action in a fan-friendly environment.  Global Rallycross pits production-based, small cars against each other for door-to-door racing featuring elements such as dirt, asphalt and jumps.  Drivers progress through a series of heat races to advance into a final race, where winner takes all.

For more information on Global Rallycross, please log on to http://www.global-rallycross.com. For all media requests, please contact Kate Osborne This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Check out Global Rallycross Championship at facebook.com/globalrallycross and on twitter:@globalrallyx.

Check out PASMAG Wheel and Tire Guide Issue for an In-Depth look of the Hoonigan Ford Fiesta and exclusive interview with Ken Block. Out on newsstand May 1st 2013.

Check out PASMAG Wheel and Tire Guide Issue for an In-Depth look of the Hoonigan Ford Fiesta and exclusive interview with Ken Block. Out on newsstand May 1st 2013.

 

Speed Takes Gold Medal in Global Rallycross Season Opener at X-Ganes Brazil

More Event Coverage

Coastal Virginia Auto Show 2015: Virginia Beach, VA

The annual Coastal Virginia Auto Show was hosted at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, VA on November 21-22, 2015. The masses in attendance witnessed a union between all automotive platforms along with their enthusiasts and fans, from classic and antique cars to tuners, trucks, lowriders, hot rods and bikes. Here are some highlights of the event. 2015 WINNERSBEST OF SHOW - Michael TillettBEST CLUB - Speedline -…
Read More

Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge 2016: Long Beach,CA

Matt Field Takes the Victory! Formula DRIFT presented by BlackVue returned to Long Beach to host the Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge as part of the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, CA on April 15-16, 2016. Matt Field in the Falken Tire / Drift Cave Nissan S14 takes the victory. The Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge for the fourth consecutive year brought motorsports action under the lights during…
Read More

Fitted Toronto 2015: Brampton, Ontario

Whether you’re static or on bags, poked or flush, Japanese, Euro or USDM, as long as you’re an enthusiast of the aggressive fitment movement, Fitted Lifestyle is the show for you. Yet again, the event took over the steel buildings of the Brampton Fairgrounds, as well as the vast outdoor parking lot, filling each to the brim. It seems that each year, there are more and more competitors coming out…
Read More

Formula Drift Round 1 2016: Long Beach, CA

Formula DRIFT Round 1: Streets of Long Beach Results; Chelsea Denofa Takes His First Ever Formula DRIFT Victory! Formula DRIFT presented by BlackVue returned to Long Beach for the kickoff event of the 2016 Pro Championship season. Chelsea Denofa in the BC Racing / GT Radial BMW earned his first ever Formula DRIFT victory to start the season at the top of the standings. CELEBRATE 10 YEARS WITH FORMULA DRIFT!…
Read More

Tuner Galleria 2016: Rosemont, IL

The Tuner Galleria show was back in Chicago, Illinois for the 7th consecutive year. It took place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on March 5th, 2016, and was combined with the World of Wheels: AutoRama show. This show is always the season starter for the upper Midwest and brings out the most elite of cars. Of course, being March in Chicago, it was an indoor show with everyone…
Read More