I wish ARX had a longer schedule and visit more of the country. I'd love for them to come to the Southeast so I can watch the race in person.
I was extremely disappointed with that schedule. I had high hopes for this year, since last year seemed like it was basically just a test season (all of the races were just support races for the World Championship, quickly thrown together).
6 rounds, the midwest 4 times, Texas and Quebec... Not really sure what they were thinking. The west coast especially was always a part of GRC (California, Las Vegas and Washington). Not sure how they screwed up so badly.
Is what it is, hopefully they will have a decent season this year and can expand next year. Though, the World Championship having major struggles over the off season may have hindered some of the effort for putting ARX together (basically all of the major manufacturers/teams have pulled out of the WRX for 2019 and it looks like they will barely have enough teams running for the Championship).
In addition to ARX, Travis Pastrana's Nitro Rallycross will be returning to Utah this year, though the dates have not been confirmed yet.
Confirmed teams so far:
Subaru : Patrik Sandell, Chris Atkinson, Scott Speed
Volkswagen : Tanner Foust, 2nd car (Driver TBA)
Loenbro Ford : Steve Arpin, 2nd car (Driver TBA)
It has been confirmed that Foust and Arpin will both have team mates, but no word on who. I am assume Ken Block will not be racing the full season since there has been no announcement yet. I'm guessing both Pastrana and Block will be running Nitro Rallycross this year since they are both highly involved with putting that event together. Hopefully a a new full time team or two will be announced. The series (just like GRC was) seems like its on pretty thin ice...
7 full time cars split between 3 teams is pretty rough. If one team (especially Subaru with the 3 cars) decides to pull out of the series, the series is pretty much dead. Hopefully it can stabilize over the next year or so. When I first started watching GRC they regularly had 12 cars (And at a few events 13 or 14).