Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Red Bull Global Rallycross Returns to DC, August 14-15

From our friends at the Red Bull Global Rallycross...

Second Annual Red Bull Global Rallycross Washington, D.C. Presented by Volkswagen to Take Place August 14-15

Red Bull Global Rallycross is thrilled to announce that its Washington, D.C. event, presented by Volkswagen, will be returning to RFK Stadium on August 14-15 for the 2015 season, after making its area debut in 2014. One of the most dynamic forms of four-wheel racing, the series features 600 horsepower cars tearing around a part tarmac, part dirt track, drifting around sharp turns and flying over a 70-foot jump.
“Washington, D.C. proved to be one of our most successful events during the 2014 season, and we’re incredibly excited about returning to the Nation’s capital this year,” said Red Bull GRC CEO Colin Dyne. “Last year, in our first race ever in the city, we were able to set the attendance records for a standalone event, proof that the area is hungry for more racing action. We look forward to competing in such a fantastic city for years to come.”

Last year’s event was only the second time in 90 years that a major-league motorsports competition took place in the Washington, D.C. area. In celebration of this fact driver Rhys Millen took to the city streets, drifting his 600-horsepower Supercar past numerous national landmarks including the Washington Monument and the Capitol Building

In the race itself, Patrik Sandell took the Supercar victory, holding off Formula 1 veteran Nelson Piquet Jr., who finished second and eventual 2014 Supercar Champion Joni Wiman, who placed third. All three of last year’s podium finishers are expected to return to this year’s event.

Also competing will be 2014 Supercar runner-up and international rally superstar Ken Block; two-time Red Bull GRC champion and “Top Gear” host Tanner Foust; five-time X Games rallycross medalist and freestyle motocross legend Brian Deegan; and 20-time X Games medalist Bucky Lasek. In addition, the Lites class will race its own championship round during the weekend.

2015 marks the return of Volkswagen as presenting sponsor of the event. The manufacturer, headquartered in nearby Herndon, VA, campaigns two cars under the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross banner for Foust and two-time X Games gold medalist Scott Speed. The team has introduced a new Beetle GRC that will compete in the 2015 season, packing 560 horsepower as well as several technical advancements...

A perfect summer event for high adrenaline fans, Red Bull Global Rallycross races feature purpose-built tracks in urban settings, comprised of a mix of dirt and pavement with a signature 70-foot dirt jump. All tickets grant access to an open paddock, where fans can watch crews working on the state-of-the-art racecars. In addition, each event features an all-series autograph session, giving fans an opportunity to meet the drivers.

Tickets for Red Bull Global Rallycross Washington, D.C. presented by Volkswagen are now available and can be purchased by visiting www.redbullglobalrallycross.com/tickets. Adult ticket pricing starts at $25 and youth pricing at $15.

Fans can also follow Red Bull Global Rallycross on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @RedBullGRC and #RedBullGRC for updates leading into to the event.

About Red Bull Global Rallycross:
Designed to produce some of the fastest and most exciting racing in motorsports, Red Bull Global Rallycross pits small production-based cars against each other in door-to-door racing featuring dirt, asphalt, and table-top jumps. With enhanced engineering and safety features, the cars produce 600 horsepower and can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in less than two seconds, and can also withstand 70-foot jumps and other vehicle contact. For more information visit www.RedBullGlobalRallycross.com.

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.:
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. VWoA sells the Beetle, Beetle Convertible, CC, Eos, e-Golf, Golf, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, Tiguan, and Touareg vehicles through approximately 652 independent U.S. dealers.