“The addition of the Global Rallycross Championship to the 2013 Atlanta Motor Speedway schedule brings a highly-unique event featuring international competitors in an ultimate test of driving skills,” said Ed Clark, Atlanta Motor Speedway President and General Manager. “The series features a broad demographic appeal and will be a great addition to the sports landscape in Atlanta.”
“GRC is extremely excited to be on board with Atlanta Motor Speedway for the 2013 season,” said Colin Dyne, Global Rallycross Championship CEO. “It’s a great youth market and we are thrilled to bring our unique form of action motorsports to all the fans in Atlanta.”
GRC vehicles can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds. They are production-based cars based on models that can be purchased at local dealerships and customized. This allows fans of the series to connect to their favorite drivers piloting their vehicles on the track.
In addition to the Atlanta Motor Speedway round, the 2013 GRC Series will feature events across the United States, as well as in Brazil, Germany and Spain.
The Aug. 10 Global Rallycross Atlanta event kicks off an exciting race month for Atlanta Motor Speedway, which will conclude Labor Day weekend with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500, Aug. 30-Sept. 1.