“A small claim to fame is that I thought up the word ‘Rallycross,’ as it really was a kind of combination of autocross and a rally special stage. Nowadays there is a European Rallycross Championship (and there’s even rallycross on Hawai‘i), so we really were at the cutting edge of a new facet of the motor sport diamond.”
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Sandell is no stranger to rallycross. He raced his first rallycross event when he was just a young teen in Sweden. However, he ended up following the longer road of stage rally and began pro racing back in 2005 after winning the Swedish Rally Championship. A year later he went on to win the Junior World Rally Championship. Sandell has traveled all over the world racing in the World Rally Championship and has also competed in the Chinese Rally Championship. Read more >>
When he’s not behind the wheel, Geoff Sykes is behind a camera doing motorsports video production. He co-directed, co-produced and shot the first season of the “Life in the Foust Lane” series starring two time Global Rallycross champion and co-host of Top Gear USA, Tanner Foust. Read more >>
Sverre Isachsen scored Subaru Rally Team USA’s first-ever Red Bull Global Rallycross victory in front of a sellout crowd at DirtFish Rally School in Snoqualmie, WA, in Saturday’s Red Bull Global Rallycross Seattle. Isachsen, a three-time European rallycross champion, earned the victory over new series points leader Joni Wiman and Brian Deegan. Read more >>
Scott Speed won his third race of the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross season and Rhys Millen became the second multiple winner in the Supercar class this year at Red Bull Global Rallycross Los Angeles, held at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, CA.
“So far this Polo has been quite reliable,” said Speed after Saturday’s win, who used teammate Tanner Foust’s former car as Foust debuted the Beetle in the event. “Hopefully that continues for the rest of the races, and for sure that will give us a shot at the championship.”
“To sum it up, it’s been testing,” Millen said of his recent success. “We’ve had time to go to the events, not only to compete, but to go a week early and actually develop the car. We found the right combination in Charlotte, got it right in Daytona, and followed it up this weekend. So really it’s just hard work and sweat that’s got the car running fast.” Read more >>
Snoqualmie, Washington, pronounced Sno-QWAL-mee. Where’s that?
Despite being just 20 minutes outside of downtown Seattle, the location for round nine of Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship may not elicit the same excitement as previous event locations like Barbados, Daytona, or Charlotte. However if you’re an avid rally or rallycross fan, chances are you know all about the importance of this small town. Read more >>