TORC, RallyCar To Partner On Rallycross Events
U.S. Rallycross Championship Events Added To TORC Calendar In 2011
The inaugural U.S. Rallycross Championship debuts in the United States in 2011 with a six race slate, three of which will be combined with the TORC Off Road Racing Series at some of the greatest venues in off-road today.
Rallycross is an extreme action-motorsport using World Rally Championship type race cars competing on a closed, short course...similar to TORC's Off Road Truck race courses! With strong roots coming from the Nordic countries such as Netherlands, Belgium and France, the FIA European Rallycross Championship is the largest of its kind.
The new debut of the U.S. Rallycross Championship will be included as part of a newly announced GLOBAL RallyCross Championship, an ESPN partnership with races leading and including the ESPN Summer X Games.
The U.S. Rallycross Championship will make three stops on the TORC Off Road Championship tour in 2011, at the famous off-road facilities Bark River and Crandon International Raceway. Rallycross will also compete with TORC at Chicagoland Speedway in September as part of the tracks large NASCAR weekend, the first race of NASCAR's "Chase" Championship run.
"We are very excited to combine the synergies of short-course off-road racing of TORCs trucks series and RallyCar. We are building a great partnership with RallyCar and look forward to welcoming their strong field of competition at some of America's finest off-road venues in 2011" stated Kevin Miller, CEO of the United States Automobile Club and the sanctioning organization behind the TORC Series.
"I've been stoked since the moment Kevin approached me about partnering with TORC! The opportunity to bring this new-to-America sport to the huge TORC audience at legendary venues like Crandon is an awesome opportunity for RallyCar, our teams, and their sponosors."
August 13 -14 at Bark River, MI
September 3-4 at Crandon, WI
September 15 at Chicagoland Speedway, IL
The Traxxas TORC Series Presented by AMSOIL, is the fastest, most punishing short course racing series on the planet. TORC events are packed with flag-to-flag fender banging as drivers push the limits over whoop and jump filled natural terrain racetracks. Off-road racing fans come from far and wide to experience this most challenging form of high-octane competition and once they taste TORC for the first time they'll be hooked for life.
Based in Golden Valley, MN., RallyCar sanctions the 2011 U.S. Rallycross Championship featuring rally cars racing door-to-door on tricky tarmac/dirt race tracks. Additionally, RallyCar sanctions the premier performance rally series in the United States, the Rally America National Championship Series. In 2011, RallyCar is conducting six National Championship events at venues across the country, from Olympia, Washington to Newry, Maine. RallyCar competitors reach speeds of well over 100 mph in modified street cars on natural-terrain courses consisting of gravel, dirt or snow. More information about rally and rallycross can be found at www.rally-america.com, and videos can viewed at www.youtube.com/rallyamericaseries.