Round two of the newly formed Americas Rallycross Championship (ARX) will be held this Saturday with its North American race debut at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas. Following the series’ inaugural race at Silverstone in the UK, Subaru Rally Team USA is fielding three Subaru WRX STI Supercars, with #55 Chris Atkinson and #18 Patrik Sandell being joined by Mr. 199, Travis Pastrana. The COTA track is short with some narrow sections. All three SRTUSA drivers are ready to shine in the Lone Star State. It will be hot. It’ll be dusty. Close battles are guaranteed. Let the race begin!
Round 2 of the Americas Rallycross (ARX) Championship Series | Dirtfish ARX of Circuit of the Americas
HOST TOWN: Austin, Texas 🇺🇸
TIME ZONE: Central Daylight Time (UTC -5)
️ NEAREST AIRPORT: Austin Bergstrom International (AUS)
⛈ WEATHER: Hot. High humidity. A risk of thunderstorm. Temperature is between 75-96ºF.
“With one race under the belt I’m I traveling to COTA with more confidence that we can have a good result there. Having the joker lap in the first corner will be interesting and team strategy is necessary here if all three of us are in the same heat at the same time.”
“It’s really exciting to be back in the USA and heading to COTA for the first ever round of ARX in the USA. We got our first taste of the track at the test day last week and are working hard to make sure we have a fast setup come race day. The competition is really close and it is going to be an action packed day of racing in the Texas heat.”
“So excited to get in the new Subaru RX car after almost two years. The test was epic and made me feel like a kid the first time I ever rode a dirt bike. I will have an ear-to-ear grin this entire event. With any luck we will have a solid performance!”
Circuit Name: Circuit of the Americas Track Surface: Asphalt 60% / Dirt 40% Track Length: 812m (0.603 miles) Turns: 8 Joker lap: Between turn 1A and turn 1B Jump: YES Past Results: N/A – new event for 2018
#55 Subaru WRX STI ARX Supercar
#199 Subaru WRX STI ARX Supercar
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