CARMEL, Ind. – Conner Martell will campaign the No. 21 ARX2 car for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in the final three Americas Rallycross weekends.
Those events are set for Aug. 3-4 in the ARX of Canada at Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, as well as Sept. 28 in the ARX of Austin at Circuit of the Americas and the Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio on Oct. 5-6 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Martell, 22, comes off an impressive double ARX2 Finals victory weekend at the specially-designed 1200-meter asphalt/gravel rallycross circuit inside the 1.25-mile oval at World Wide Technology Raceway on July 13-14.
In his DRR debut at Gateway, Martell drove the No. 21 WIX Filters ARX2 machine to the Finals win on Saturday over his DRR teammates Cole Keatts and J.R. Hildebrand and then the following day for a second ARX2 Finals victory on the tight rallycross course.
The Colchester, Vt., former motorcross racer captured the 2018 ARX2 point title with three wins (one at COTA, two at Trois-Rivieres) in five events.
“In my first weekend with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, the WIX Filters car was phenomenal for both days and DRR was awesome to work with as a team,” said Martell. “The WIX Filters car was super fast at Gateway and I am very excited to return for the upcoming weekend at Trois-Rivieres with Dreyer & Reinbold as well as the rest of the 2019 season. I love the Trois-Rivieres ARX circuit and I hope I can produce another double win weekend as last year. I can’t wait to get back to the ARX of Canada this weekend.”
DRR team owner Dennis Reinbold is pleased to have Martell with his ARX2 team for the remainder of the year as Reinbold’s operation seeks a second rallycross championship after capturing the title in 2016.
“It is great to have Conner with our DRR squad for the rest of the 2019 season, especially after his sensational double victory weekend at Gateway last month,” said Reinbold. “Conner showed the skills on why he won the ARX2 championship last year. And he was very strong at Trios-Rivieres last year. We hope he can contend for another double win weekend in the No. 21 WIX Filters car when the action starts this Saturday.”
At the ARX of Canada competition with the 1300-meter asphalt/dirt course at the famed Trois-Rivieres event, Martell will be joined in the DRR four-car lineup by 18-year-old Cole Keatts in the No. 53 Black Rifle Coffee Company ARX2 car,14-year-old female driver Gray Leadbetter in the No. 28 Oil2Soil machine and karting star Lane Vacala in the No. 55 Tyler Lane Construction mount.
The ARX of Canada rallycross weekend will feature qualifying heats, semi-finals and finals Saturday and Sunday in the ARX2 class with the four DRR drivers in both days’ full competition.