Los Angeles, CA (March 7, 2017) – For the first time since 2013, Red Bull Global Rallycross will stage an event in New England with a brand new doubleheader at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Red Bull Global Rallycross New England will host two separate championship rounds on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4.
“New England is traditionally one of rally’s most prominent regions in the United States,” said Red Bull GRC CEO Colin Dyne. “We’re greatly looking forward to our debut event at Thompson Speedway, a track well-known for treating its fans well and producing exciting action. It was a top priority for us to bring our unique Red Bull GRC action back to New England this year, and we look forward to entertaining some of the most passionate race fans in America.”
Located west of Providence and south of Worcester, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park combines easy access with a pristine New England setting. The Red Bull GRC New England track will use portions of both TSMP’s oval and road course, with the start, finish, key passing zones, and signature 70-foot jump all in front of fans. Starting from the center of the oval and working clockwise, drivers will charge off of the line into the oval and a wide right-hand first corner, before returning to the infield and facing the dirt and jump. Cars will then enter the road course portion, which includes a Joker Lap expected to significantly shorten lap times.
“All of us at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park are eagerly anticipating Red Bull Global Rallycross’ inaugural visit to Connecticut’s quiet corner,” said Josh Vanada, TSMP general manager. “This segment of motorsports, which is rapidly growing, fits perfectly with our commitment to innovation—even after 76 years of excellence in motorsports. We’re grateful to the folks at GRC for working with us to bring their world-class series and talented drivers to Thompson. We look forward to seeing everyone in June.”
Red Bull Global Rallycross New England will be the first of four doubleheaders on the 2017 Red Bull GRC schedule, joining events in Indianapolis, Atlantic City, and Seattle. Vermont-based Subaru Rally Team USA, defending GRC Lites champion and Massachusetts native Cabot Bigham, and Vermont native and two-time GRC Lites race winner Conner Martell are among the competitors with local ties expected to take part in the event. Other drivers expected to enter include Tanner Foust, Brian Deegan, and two-time defending series champion Scott Speed.
Tickets for Red Bull Global Rallycross New England are on sale now at www.redbullglobalrallycross.com/tickets. General Admission and Club tickets are available. Tickets purchased at the door will be $5 more than regularly priced admission. All tickets include full access to the paddock, where fans can get up close to the cars and stars of Red Bull GRC. Kids 12 and under are free to attend with a ticketed adult. For more information visit www.redbullglobalrallycross.com, or follow Red Bull GRC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @GRCseries.
About Red Bull Global Rallycross
Created to produce the most exciting action in all of motorsport, Red Bull Global Rallycross combines the best elements of stage rally, off-road and circuit racing in a fan-friendly environment. International superstars battle wheel-to-wheel over dirt, gravel, and the series’ signature 70-foot jump behind the wheel of 600 horsepower Supercars. Events also include the developmental GRC Lites class and a new electric division due to begin competition in 2018. For more information visit www.RedBullGlobalRallycross.com.