Charlotte Motor Speedway has added even more excitement to the 10 greatest days in racing with the addition of a Global RallyCross Championship (GRC) event during the Coca-Cola 600 weekend.
"This is an incredible way to add even more entertainment to what's already the most jam-packed 10 days in motorsports," said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. "Global RallyCross is where 'big air' meets high speed. These drivers combine racing, drifting and stunt jumps into a high-impact show with a jaw-dropping WOW factor."
The event at Charlotte Motor Speedway is part of a new relationship between Global RallyCross Championship and Speedway Motorsports, Inc. that will bring rallycross events to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and IZOD IndyCar race weekends at select venues throughout the 2012 season.
This year's race at Charlotte Motor Speedway will follow the NASCAR Nationwide Series HISTORY 300 on Saturday, May 26. All HISTORY 300 ticketholders will be granted admission to the GRC event. The competitor pit area will be open before and after the race to give fans an up-close look at the high-performance rallycross cars.
Tickets and camping for May race events are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visiting www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
GRC Charlotte Motor Speedway Race Summary
By: Subaru - September 23, 2013
Under beautiful sunny skies, the Global RallyCross at Charlotte Motor Speedway got underway Sunday afternoon. Bucky Lasek and Sverre Isachsen both had great heat races and advanced directly to the final. Sverre Isachsen was in a tight battle with Brian Deegan, while Sverre and spotter Robert Vaa debated trying to pass. If Sverre made it cleanly past Deegan, he would gain a better start position in the final. However, with both top spots advancing they decided it was not worth the risk. In Bucky's heat, his #81 Subaru WRX STI was starting on the back row. Bucky knew aggressive tactics would be required to advance. When the signal went green, he launched his 600 horsepower Subaru and got to work. Bucky quickly position himself in the #2 spot and confidently stayed there until the checkered flag was waved on lap 6.
Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team ready for action in Charlotte
By: Subaru - September 22, 2013
Sverre Isachsen and Bucky Lasek completed a shortened practice today in their Subaru WRX STI's at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. The Global RallyCross course for this weekend is designed around the dirt oval, rather than the usual infield track. The largely dirt course lacks a tabletop jump, but otherwise should make for excellent action. The weather was not ideal with light rain showers in the early afternoon. Despite moving practice up 90 minutes, the track quickly got too wet and practice was called off before the second session started. The dirt material is very smooth with little gravel which makes for an incredibly slippery surface when wet. Thankfully the weather is forecast to improve for tomorrows race.
Global RallyCross at Charlotte Motor Speedway This Weekend
By: Subaru - September 16, 2013
Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team is making final preparations for this weekend's race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The event takes place Sunday, Sept 22nd with gates opening at 8:30am and qualifying races scheduled for 12:00noon. The final races and live ESPN TV Broadcast will begin at 4:30PM EST. To purchase tickets go to: http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/global_rallycross/
Stay tuned for more news from North Carolina as the Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team prepares for battle!
Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team Back In Action This Weekend at X Games Munich!
By: Subaru - June 28, 2013
The Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team will begin their 2013 attack on the Global RallyCross Championship (GRC) this weekend at X Games Munich. The belated debut comes after the previous round at X Games Barcelona was cancelled due to extreme weather conditions. Drivers Bucky Lasek, Dave Mirra and Sverre Isachsen will return to pilot their nearly 600hp 2013 Subaru PUMA WRX STI Rallycross cars head-to-head against a bevy of international stars on a short mixed surface track at the FrottmaRing near Munich's Alliance Arena.
After the cancellation of the Barcelona round, GRC officials created an additional race to this weekend's Munich competition schedule, creating a double-header. Each event will feature its own practice and...
Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team Ready to Launch 2013 Campaign at X Games Barcelona
By: Subaru - May 18, 2013
Cherry Hill, N.J., - The Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team will kick off its 2013 season with a three-car effort this Sunday at X Games Barcelona. Returning to race the trio of 600 hp Subaru PUMA WRX STI RallyCross cars, will be three-time European RallyCross Champ Sverre Isachsen, BMX icon and seasoned RallyCross driver Dave Mirra and Skate legend Bucky Lasek, in his sophomore year competing in Rallycross.
The team, managed by Vermont SportsCar, has been extremely busy in the off-season...
Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team Battles in GRC Debut at Charlotte
By: Subaru - June 04, 2012
In this video, go behind-the-scenes with Dave Mirra, Bucky Lasek, and Sverre Isachsen of the Subaru PUMA Rallycross Team USA as they battle in Global Rallycross Round 1 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, May 26, 2012.
2012 Global RallyCross Round 1 - POV Video
By: Subaru - May 29, 2012
Ride along with Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team drivers Sverre Isachsen, Dave Mirra and Bucky Lasek as they race their 2012 Subaru WRX STI Rallycross cars at Round 1 of the 2012 Global Rallycross Championship at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The POV footage featured in this clip is highlights taken from various heat races over the course of the event.
The event was held on a unique road course incorporating parts of the oval at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina and ran following the NASCAR Nationwide race in front of thousands of likely new fans.
2012 Global RallyCross Round 1 - Race Day
By: Subaru - May 27, 2012
On the heels of the History 300 Nationwide Series race, the first round of the 2012 Global RallyCross Championship commenced in front of a cheering crowd at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Two sets of qualifying rounds preceded the last-chance qualifier and the final race on an all-tarmac course. The SUBARU PUMA RallyCross Team USA cars performed competitively but were edged out of a podium finish. It is a disappointing result given the tireless hours and hard work put into preparing the cars for this event; however, the team will have another shot at the GRC podium when the series continues at the Texas Motor Speedway in just two weeks.
2012 Global RallyCross Round 1 - Pre-Race
By: Subaru - May 26, 2012
The SUBARU PUMA RallyCross Team USA hauler rolled onto the grounds of Charlotte Motor Speedway early Wednesday morning. The crew immediately got to work testing the cars and making preparations for the first round of the 2012 Global RallyCross Championship. This monumental event takes place under the banner of the Coca-Cola 600 Race Weekend. Marking the first time a RallyCross race has taken place in conjunction with a NASCAR event, GRC will be gaining a new audience of horsepower-addicted motorsports fans, this time in a stadium that seats 140,000.
SUBARU PUMA RallyCross Team heads to GRC Round 1
By: Lars Gange - May 21, 2012
This week the SUBARU PUMA RallyCross Team heads to Charlotte, NC for Round 1 of the Global RallyCross Championship. The awesome livery on the 2012 Subaru WRX STI's will be on display as Sverre Isachsen, Dave Mirra and Bucky Lasek battle head to head on the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Vermont SportsCar has been busy preparing cars and the new hauler. It's ready to roll and headed south. This is one big rig you don't want to miss!
The RallyCross event will follow the NASCAR Nationwide Series HISTORY 300 on Saturday, May 26. Competitor pit areas will be open before and after the race for an up-close look. Tickets & info at charlottemotorspeedway.com.
Subaru announces PUMA® as new team sponsor for three-car Global RallyCross Championship program
By: Subaru - May 04, 2012
Subaru of America, Inc. has announced the official sponsorship of sportslifestyle brand PUMA for the Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team. As part of the multi-year sponsorship agreement with Subaru, PUMA becomes the official supplier of team and racewear and an exclusive licensing partner to the team for footwear and apparel.
2012 Global RallyCross Schedule
By: Subaru - March 16, 2012
The Global RallyCross Championship (GRC) has partnered with Speedway Motorsports, Inc. for the 2012
season. The relationship will bring select GRC events to NASCAR Sprint Cup and IZOD IndyCar race weekends at Charlotte
Motor Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway exposing hundreds of
thousands of fans to the emerging action motorsport of Global RallyCross!
2012 Schedule (subject to change):
May 26 Charlotte Motor Speedway
June 9 Texas Motor Speedway
June 30-July 1 X Games Los Angeles
July 14 New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Sept 1 TBA
Sept 29 Las Vegas Motor Speedway