Rallycross isn’t traditional rallying, that’s right. But Rallycross is its own thing , it is also a European thing. Check out FIA World RX, Nordic Rally X, Rallycross France, British Rallycross championship. They all run the same type of supercars as GRC and ARX.This isn't rally racing, the GRC wasn't either IMO. Rally racing has always been forever a European sport. They got nothing for the Europeans and I doubt they ever will with the U.S. population and Gov't red tape.
Well you said it isn’t rally racing and then put a link to some timed rally stuff. Is world RX, Nordic Rally X, etc... rally racing then ?I am well aware what Rallycross is and like I said it is a European thing and yeah it is popular in Europe because of the rally culture that has been present for decades. Very similar to the relation of Nascar and the lower series here in the U.S. for an example.
The hillside crowds in Europe are badass. World RX is great.Rallycross isn’t traditional rallying, that’s right. But Rallycross is its own thing , it is also a European thing. Check out FIA World RX, Nordic Rally X, Rallycross France, British Rallycross championship. They all run the same type of supercars as GRC and ARX.
The races in countries like Sweden and Norway are HUGE. Giant crowds.
I meant that literally not figuratively, if that makes any sense. Kind of like boat racing in the bathtub compared to an actual boat race. Yeah they both are boat races. I watched the GRC when it was on the tube. I thought it was a good start, but it didn't gain momentumWell you said it isn’t rally racing and then put a link to some timed rally stuff. Is world RX, Nordic Rally X, etc... rally racing then ?
GRC actually had a lot of races at NASCAR tracks during NASCAR weekends before 2014. I think they mostly ran after the Xfinity series race. They ran at New Hampshire, Bristol, Charlotte... I think Texas and maybe a couple of others. You can find a lot of those races ESPN coverage on youtube. Most of the tracks sucked though. Didn’t even have a dirt section usuallyYeah I liked the GRC and the racing they produced. I'm not really sure what happened in that ordeal but this is a trimmed down version. Seems they only have Volkswagen and Subaru cars now. Are they on TV like GRC was? I seen nothing on their page that said anything about TV.
I really think it's something NASCAR should look into buying. It'd be a perfect companion event for NASCAR that could run mid week before race weekend or at tracks that don't have all three series present.
The schedule sucks. Personally for me, Mid Ohio twice is convenient for me but I’d prefer one visit there along with another track. Really I’d prefer 8 or 10 rounds like GRC had. They should have at least had a few more double headers to make the schedule look bigger...Should be renamed MRX: Midwest Rallycross.
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).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.
Yep, that will be very interesting. The issue wasn't the drivers though (the current 2 or the 2 before them), but supposedly Subaru has new cars, so hopefully that will help. I expect to see a dominant season by Tanner Foust, but we'll see what happens!Well, if nothing else, it'll be interesting to see what Scott Speed can do in the Subie. That thing has been a dog that only gets worse with each generation, unfortunately.
Entry list will be out Wednesday. They say there will be some driver announcements before then. Hopefully some are supercar driver announcements. Only 7 supercars known to be there so farThey need a west coast round at/near SEMA Las Vegas week or Los Angeles area for something, and a southeastern track... maybe Charlotte Dirt Track or something like that.
Is there an entry list?
I would like to see that too! I do think Speed is the best driver in the series, I've attended about a dozen GRC/ARX races... the guy very rarely makes a mistake. He is very good, however, the Subaru's are definitely much improved this year! Will be interesting to watch the rest of the season. Definitely after that round, Scott is the guy to beat for the championship. Some bad luck though, and Foust, Arpin or one of the other Subaru's could take it! Pecoy impressed in his first supercar weekend as well!I'd really like to see what he can do in World RX. But yeah he is attaining a grip of hardware for sure.