BENITO GUERRA & TIMO SCHEIDER TO TAKE ON TRAVIS PASTRANA, ANDREAS BAKKERUD & MORE IN GROUP E BATTLE
AMANDA SORENSEN, SARA PRICE & SCOTTIE LAWRENCE HEADLINE SIDE-BY-SIDE LINEUP
Championship Weekend Coming to Glen Helen Raceway This Friday, March 17 via Sunday, March 19
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(Los Angeles / Thursday – March 16, 2023) Nitro Rallycross has introduced the total entry checklist for Group E, Aspect-By-Sides and NRX NEXT at its 2022/23 season finale this weekend. The expanded roster contains highly-decorated drivers with Race of Champions, WRC, Excessive E and Formulation Drift pedigrees – together with 4 feminine rivals – and is able to throw down at LA’s iconic Glen Helen Raceway Friday, March 17 via Sunday, March 19.
Stacked Driver Lineup:
With the racing neighborhood raving concerning the subsequent degree efficiency of the 1,070 hp equal FC1-X, Mexico’s Benito Guerra will make his Nitro RX debut at Glen Helen. Guerra is each a rally professional, having competed in WRC since 2006, and a Race of Champions veteran. He took the ROC checkered flag in 2019, beating out F1 stars Sebastian Vettel and Pierre Gasly for the win at Foro Sol in entrance of his dwelling nation followers.
Additionally getting behind the wheel of the FC1-X is famous multi-discipline driver Timo Scheider (GER). Scheider competed in DTM for 15 years and is a two-time champion. He was named German Sportsman of the Yr in 2008. Scheider has additionally received the 24 Hours of Spa and podiumed at 24 Hours of Le Mans, raced in WRX, and competed in Excessive E. With Kris Meeke (GBR unable to race because of damage, Scheider will now be part of Oliver Bennett (GBR) as a part of XITE Power Racing.
Turning to the Group E championship, Robin Larsson (SWE) maintains his collection lead, because of his cool consistency underneath stress (he has earned two victories and 6 podiums thus far). However, with 5 winners throughout seven rounds, the title remains to be very a lot up grabs. Andreas Bakkerud (NOR) together with rising star Fraser McConnell (JAM) are sizzling on Larsson’s heels in second and third place respectively, whereas simply behind them Oliver Eriksson (SWE) has gained floor. Pastrana remains to be aiming to defend his 2021 Nitro RX title. However he comes into the ultimate weekend in fifth and might want to flip it up considerably if he desires to stay within the hunt.
Nitro RX 2022/23 LA Spherical 8 – 10 Season Finale: Group E Entry Checklist (New Drivers Listed in Daring)
|Driver Identify||Automobile #||Nationality||Group|
|Andreas Bakkerud||13||NOR||DRR JC / RX Cartell|
|Oliver Bennett||42||GBR||XITE Power Racing|
|Robin Larsson||4||SWE||DRR JC / RX Cartell|
|Conner Martell||21||USA||Vermont SportsCar|
|Travis Pastrana||199||USA||Vermont SportsCar|
|Timo Scheider||12||GER||XITE Power Racing|
*Competing in LA Spherical 9 – 10 solely, and never taking part in 2022/23 collection championship
In Nitro RX’s particular Aspect-By-Sides class, Amanda Sorensen (USA) is about to line up. Sorensen is a Formulation DRIFT star (who, in her 2019 debut at 16 years previous, was the youngest driver to compete within the collection, and is certainly one of solely two females competing within the sport), and he or she not too long ago joined Excessive E’s 2023 season. She additionally has deep UTV roots, successful two trophies and 5 podiums through the 2019 UTV championship.
Fellow Excessive E, UTV, and off-road racer Sara Worth (USA) heads to Glen Helen contemporary off a powerful efficiency ultimately weekend’s Mint 400, the place she took the win within the UTV Professional Tremendous Inventory Turbo class. Named an Off-Street Motorsports Corridor of Fame Rising Star in 2016, Sara Worth’s racing profession began on dust in motocross, the place she received 19 beginner titles and medaled in Girls’s Tremendous X on the 2010 X Video games. Worth switched to four-wheel competitors in 2012.
UTV and Professional 4 racer Scottie Lawrence (USA), who topped the Nitro RX Aspect-By-Sides podium in Phoenix final November, is again for this weekend’s finale. Younger abilities Gregoire Michaud (CAN) and 13-year previous Ben Maier (USA), who each made quite a lot of noise this season with a number of podium appearances, return as properly. Becoming a member of them can be skilled skateboarder, Brazilian Olympic competitor, and aspiring race automobile driver Leticia Bufoni, together with CrossFit athlete, social media influencer and fellow motorsport fanatic Demi Bagby (USA).
Nitro RX 2022/23 LA Spherical 8 – 10 Season Finale: Aspect-By-Sides Entry Checklist
|Driver Identify||Automobile #||Nationality|
The world’s finest up-and-coming drivers can be set to compete in NRX NEXT, Nitro RX’s developmental class. At Glen Helen this weekend, they are going to battle for the collection’ first NEXT world championship, headlined by European NEXT winner Tommi Hallman (FIN) and North American NEXT champion Casper Jansson (SWE) who’re crossing the Atlantic to face off for the worldwide title.
However on no account will this weekend be a two-horse race: Simon Olofsson (SWE), winner at Nitro RX’s first spherical on the UK’s Lydden Hill, is raring to bookend that victory with a finals trophy from LA, whereas Jimmy Henderson (USA) and Lane Vacala (USA) are additionally wanting so as to add to their NEXT podium finishes.
Nitro RX 2022/23 LA Spherical 8 – 10 Season Finale: NRX NEXT Entry Checklist
|Driver Identify||Automobile #||Nationality||Group|
|Eric Gordon||99||USA||BAK 40 Motorsports|
|Tommi Hallman||87||FIN||Group Faren|
|Jimmy Henderson||44||USA||BAK 40 Motorsports|
|Simon Olofsson||52||SWE||STS RX|
|Lane Vacala||55||USA||BAK 40 Motorsports|
The way to Watch:
Don’t miss your probability to see Nitro RX’s first world champions be topped! Tickets to Nitro RX’s 2022/23 season finale might be bought at nitrorallycross.com. Normal admission tickets in each single-day (beginning at $20 every for Friday; $25 for Saturday, and $25 for Sunday) in addition to weekend choices ($50 every) are on sale now. For premium experiences, Membership Nitro and VIP Trackside passes are additionally accessible ($100 every for Friday; $125 for Saturday, $125 for Sunday or $300 for the total weekend). All costs plus extra taxes and charges.
Kids 12 years previous and underneath can get in free with buy of an grownup ticket (aside from VIP tickets – all VIP tickets are required, besides for youngsters three years previous or youthful with an grownup ticket buy).
Followers exterior of Southern California can even watch reside on Peacock within the U.S. in addition to on YouTube worldwide.
Occasion companions for Nitro RX’s 2022/23 season finale embrace A SHOC Power, Yokohama Tire, Smirnoff Ice, O’Reilly Auto Components, myenergi, Insta360 and Wild Mike’s Final Pizza.
ABOUT NITRO RALLYCROSS
Launched in 2018 by motorsports icon Travis Pastrana and the innovators of Nitro Circus, Nitro Rallycross has revolutionized motorsport. With progressive purpose-built programs, banked turns impressed by the wide-open motion of Supercross and short-form, head-to-head competitors, Nitro RX creates high-impact, thrill-packed racing. Nitro RX’s custom-built tracks – that includes the most important jumps seen in motorsports – create unrivalled racing pleasure. The complete-throttle competitors is now going world with Nitro Rallycross’ enlargement right into a full standalone championship collection. Nitro RX can be including Group E, an electrical circuit that includes the all-new FC1-X, probably the most highly effective Rallycross car ever constructed. For extra info, go to NitroRallycross.com.