Americas Rallycross Championship Shuts Down

The Americas Rallycross Championship has shut down. (ARC photo)
The Americas Rallycross Championship has shut down. (ARC photo)

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The Americas Rallycross Championship is no more.

Created by the International Management Group to fill the void when the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship folded in 2018, series officials announced in a statement posted on the Americas Rallycross Champions website and social media Friday evening, the series will not return next season.

“After consultation with a wide group of stakeholders and interested parties, IMG has taken the difficult decision to not extend the Americas Rallycross Championship beyond the 2019 season,” the statement said. “We would like to thank our passionate fans, teams, drivers, partners and event hosts for their support and participation in Americas Rallycross.”

Well known American driver Steve Arpin, a staple in Rallycross competition for nearly a decade, and the driver and general manager for Loenbro Motorsports, addressed the loss of the series and the future of the sport in North America.

“It’s a shame to see Americas Rallycross end,” Arpin said in a statement. “We had high hopes for the series and the potential it could have had to the sport of rallycross in the US. Moving forward, Loenbro Motorsports remains committed to the sport and is working to ensure it continues to grow while we explore opportunities for 2020 and beyond.

“Even with this unfortunate news, given recent meetings and conversations, we look forward to what the future holds for rallycross in America.”