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Today, Nitro Rallycross revealed the bodywork concept for the all-new FC1-X. This revolutionary vehicle, designed specifically to withstand the most punishing tracks in motorsports, will compete in the property’s electric Supercar class starting in 2022. The modern design also takes an aggressive stance with a muscular edge, reflecting the vehicle’s epic performance capabilities.
Nitro Rallycross first set a new standard for motorsports in its 2018 debut, thrilling fans and drivers alike with massive jumps and huge banked turns that took risk to the redline. Looking ahead to 2022, NRX will break the paradigm again with the introduction of the FC1-X, a car purpose-built to handle everything that NRX’s monstrous new tracks in North America, Europe and the Middle East will throw at the best drivers in the world.
Following a period of stagnation after the controversial Group B era (the infamous “Killer B’s” that set the Rally world ablaze in the 1980s with boundary-breaking specs before getting banned after a series of deadly crashes), now comes motorsport’s next quantum leap.
Armed with 21st Century technology and informed by Nitro Circus’ nearly two decades of experience producing spectacular, limit-pushing events, Nitro Rallycross is picking up the mantle of progression. In that spirit, NRX will name the upcoming electric class Group E in honor of its legendary Group B predecessors.
Travis Pastrana, motorsports icon and the mastermind behind Nitro Rallycross, says, “With the FC1-X, our goal was to create the toughest and fastest Rallycross car ever built for competition. A car that will be able to excite the drivers and the fans while withstanding the toughest tracks in motorsport. That’s a tall order, but after having the opportunity to work with the best in the business we’re excited to see the results.” Pastrana adds, “Group B cars were the baddest cars ever rally’d. With that in mind, we are proud to name this new era of car, Group E. With more torque, acceleration and top speed than any current Rallycross Supercar, you have to see it to believe it.”
The car has been tuned for peak performance, and since these literally are, in Pastrana’s words, “cars that fly,” FC1-X’s aero package has been precision engineered so that competitors can make minute changes to adapt the vehicle to their individual driving (and flying) styles.
Every aspect of the FC1-X, designed with direct input from teams and key industry stakeholders, has been optimized for mind-bending speed. The all-electric, all-wheel drive powertrain makes over 1,000 peak horsepower, more than double the power of a Group B vehicle. The vehicle can launch from 0-60mph in under 1.5 seconds, quicker off the starting line than an F1 car. Capable of pushing three g’s, it is not only the fastest vehicle in the history of Rallycross but is also one of the fastest accelerating race cars in the world.
The chassis is also revolutionary. Featuring an ultra-strong space frame construction – another Rallycross first - and over one foot of suspension travel at each corner, it is the most capable Rallycross car ever built.
The FC1-X will need to be rugged: the massive 100-foot gap jumps at the inaugural NRX track in 2018 were just the beginning. Travis Pastrana and the Nitro Rallycross team are working on next level track designs that will be permanently built at premier racing grounds around the world.
Joe Carr, CEO of Thrill One Sports & Entertainment - parent company of Nitro Rallycross - says, “The overall mission of the FC1-X is to show the world the massive performance potential in electric vehicles by creating the fastest Rallycross car ever seen. The tremendous capabilities of the FC1-X, combined with NRX’s incredible tracks, sets the stage for an entirely new type of racing supercharged with wide open action and high-adrenaline thrills.”
The design released today reflects the baseline NRX bodywork concept. Going forward, keep an eye out as manufacturers release their own crossover SUV-based designs in the future.
A determined Tomy Drissi captured his third Motul Pole Award of the 2021 Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli Saturday morning in an incident-shortened session at Road America.
"Some of the other drivers might be upset about not being able to show their full speed, but in my experience I always bank one (lap) in as fast as I can – just in case something like this happens," said Drissi. "We banked one on Lap 2 and got pole. I couldn't be happier for the Burtin boys and Lucas Oil Slick Mist, who makes me wicked slick and wicked quick."
The Lucas SlickMist Camaro driven by Tomy “The Rockin’ Moroccan” Drissi is preparing for another 2021 win in The Trans Am Presented by Pirelli Series.
Not only is Tomy going for the win on Fourth Of July, but if Tomy wins there will be soap on the line.
Drissi turned a fast lap of 2:07.475 seconds in the Burtin Racing No. 8 Lucas Oil Chevrolet Camaro in the session, which ended eight minutes early due to excessive oil dropped on the track from turns 11 through 15. A Trans Am competitor since 1999 and the 2009 champion, the Hollywood-based driver captured his 10th career pole and second in a row.
"I’m a big fan of the track and the people, some of my best memories are racing at Road America.” Drissi added. “The Lucas SlickMist Camaro is going for the win. So Joe get all the postage ready! And there isn’t a better track to celebrate the Independence Day weekend than Road America.”
Popular road-racing star and 2021 Road Atlanta winner Boris Said was second, 0.368 seconds back in the No. 2 Weaver Racing Technologies/SRI Dodge Challenger. Said missed Friday practice due to the Pancho Weaver-led team changing engines on his Dodge.
"It was like NASCAR single-lap qualifying out there today," commented Said. "The guys did a great job. We lost all of yesterday when we lost a motor, which was unfortunate. The Techniques Prototype Car is really fast. I was a bit ragged out there but there's a lot more speed left in the car.
"(Chris) Dyson is in it for the championship, and I am not," continued Said. "That doesn't matter though, because I am going to race him harder than anyone I've ever raced in my life. We're not here for points. I am here to drive it like I stole it for the win."
Chris Dyson enters the race leading Drissi in the standings by 12 points. The three-time 2021 winner will start third, turning a lap of 2:08.026 seconds in the No. 20 ALTWELL CBD Ford Mustang.
"I'm chagrined over the qualifying session," said Dyson. "We had a super-fast car, we showed that yesterday. I thought for sure we were going to contend for pole. I was on my fast lap when the session switched to black flag. That was deflating when you have such a hot rod. I think we will have the No. 20 ALTWELL Mustang up front tomorrow. Third is a good starting spot around Road America, getting to turn 1 on the inside is usually a priority because it sets you up for a good entry into turn 3. We have a great shot to back up our win from last year."
Simon Gregg – coming off a third-place finish at Mid-Ohio – lost fluid in the No. 59 Peter Gregg Foundation Camaro in the turns approaching Canada Corner early in the session, causing officials to black flag the session for clean up. Before the sessions switched to black, several cars were collected in the corners from the spill. Among the cars going off in the oil were local favorite Cliff Ebben in the Stumpf Ford/McMahon Group Ford Mustang, and David Pintaric in the No. 57 Kryderacing Mustang.
Cody Ware was also part of the oil spill chaos, but his lone lap of 2:08.639-seconds in the No. 4 Ave Motorsports Corvette stood up for fourth overall.
Ware is a third-generation Trans Am driver who is racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. His grandfather John Ware raced Trans Am at Riverside International Raceway in 1970 and 1971, finishing 12th in the latter event. His father, former NASCAR Cup Series driver and current team owner Rick Ware, raced 12 times in the series from 1983 through 1989. His best finish was sixth at Portland in 1987.
Qualifying fifth was 2003 24 Hours of Le Mans overall winner Guy Smith, making his Trans Am debut filling in for Humaid Masaood, in the No. 21 Amamos LaVida Tequila Ford Mustang. Smith had an off-course excursion early in qualifying, after getting together with Dyson in Friday’s practice.
Defending and seven-time Trans Am champion Ernie Francis Jr. missed qualifying for the second straight weekend due to his commitment for Saturday evening’s SRX race at Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis. He will start at the back of the 26-car TA grid. He is currently third in the standings, 29 points behind Dyson.
Michael Phillips stunned the SGT field by snaring the pole on his final lap. The New Yorker ran 2:17.888 seconds in the No. 97 F.A.S.T. Auto Racing Corvette. He won his first career pole at Road Atlanta and won the race at Lime Rock.
"From the TA round someone laid down oil from the Kink to Canada Corner and I was actually having trouble finding grip from the oil dry," said Phillips. "My coach radioed and said I was pretty far off pace but to try one more lap. I moved the car off line a bit, found some more grip, just enough to inch out the pole.
"For the race tomorrow, my goal is not to over attack, I tend to do that at the start," Phillips continued. "Road America requires a little more finesse, this place really rewards rolling at a big speed. Just trying to be consistent, be smooth and be smart out there."
Justin Oakes was second at 2:18.103 seconds in the No. 11 Droneworks Corvette. He was followed by Lee Saunders’ time of 2:18.333 seconds in the No. 84 Landsearch LLC Dodge Viper. The 2020 SGT champion, Saunders is making his return after missing the past three races.
In XGT, Erich Joiner earned his fourth-consecutive pole with a lap of 2:13.175 seconds in the No. 10 Good Boy Bob Coffee Roaster Porsche 991 GT3 R. That lap was good for eighth overall.
"Trans Am is going to bring a great show to all these fans," said Joiner. "Even though we were out first this morning, thousands of fans were already lined down the hills camping and cooking breakfast. America is starting to open up, fans are starting to come back to the track and I am just so happy to be a part of it."
The 25-lap race is set to take the green flag at 8 a.m. CT on Sunday. The 38-car TA2® class takes the green today at 4:45 p.m. CT.
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Sam Mayer scored his first Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli TA2® National victory Saturday evening, coming out on top over a star-studded field at his home track, Road America.
Competing in the Pro-Am division, Mayer passed defending series champion and pole winner Mike Skeen on the ninth lap and gradually pulled away in the 25-lap contest that ran green start to finish.
“It's about time I won a race here at my home track!" said Mayer. "To win here is just huge. I've been trying to win here the last three years, that's like an eighth of my life. I can't thank the TeamSLR guys enough. This is my last Trans Am race of the year, and they rolled the car off the trailer this way, that's how good this team is. This series is just so fun. It's great to win in front of all my friends and family."
The second-generation driver from Franklin, Wisc., is the son of former Indy Car driver Scott Mayer, who won a Grand-Am Rolex Series race for Starworks Motorsport in 2013 at Road America.
"It is a lot more stressful watching him drive than driving here myself," said Scott Mayer. "What a great day. This kid is unbelievable, he makes me look like garbage, he is that good. He is the man, I am so proud of him."
The leader of the TA2® Pro-Am class, Sam Mayer won a Trans Am West Coast Championship race at Sonoma and finished second in the ProAm debut at Charlotte. He finished second at Road America in 2020.
Skeen, who started the race from pole, took advantage of Connor Mosack’s misfortune to take second, 5.224 seconds back, in the No. 1 Liqui-Moly/Turn 14 Distribution Chevrolet Camaro. (Video: Mike Skeen Qualifies on Pole at Road America)
"The first few laps I thought this was going to be the easiest race of my life, we felt like we had great pace," explained Skeen. "Then all of a sudden TeamSLR turned it up and had tons of speed. I didn't want to battle with them that early so I thought that I would follow along and let them wear down. I was able to do that with Connor (Mosack) but by that time, Sam (Mayer) was already checked out."
Starting at the back of the grid after failing post-qualifying technical inspection, Rafa Matos electrified the crowd by charging from 36th to finish third in the No. 88 3-Dimensional Services Ford Mustang.
"We were so disappointed after the issues we had in yesterday’s qualifying," Matos said. "I promised my guys we would have a good day today. We went from the back to the front last year (when he also finished third). We were hoping for a double yellow at the end so we could try to pass the two guys ahead of me. It's my first Trans Am race in a long time that went full green, so I was surprised when the yellow never came. It was a good day for points and with how the day started, we are happy to be on the podium."
Scott Borchetta took a career-best fourth in the No. 48 Big Machine Vodka Ford Mustang. The drive earned Borchetta the ChillOut Move of the Race.
"Everyone is so aggressive on the start so we wanted to make sure we had a clean start, getting through turn 1 and 2," said Borchetta. "Then it was just working on our race pace, hanging with Sam (Mayer) and Connor (Mosack), then of course Mike (Skeen) and (Thomas) Merrill. I just wanted to keep putting consistent laps in. I am just so proud of the team, there's so much work that goes into getting these cars out on the race track every week."
Borchetta was followed by NASCAR Cup Series regular and 2018 Daytona 500 winner Austin Dillon, making his Trans Am debut in TeamSLR K&L Ready Mix Camaro, and TA2® newcomer Adrian Wlostowski in the No. 3 Hawk Performance F.A.S.T. Auto Chevrolet Camaro.
NASCAR Cup Series regular Ryan Newman finished 10th in his Trans Am debut, with the 2008 Daytona 500 winner driving the No. 26 Mike Cope Race Cars Ford Mustang.
The heartbreak of the race was suffered by Connor Mosack, as he looked to better last week’s career-best third place finish. Running second with only four laps remaining, Mosack went off and hit the wall in the No. 28 NicTailor/FS M1-SLR/Fields Camaro, putting him out of the race.
Championship contender Thomas Merrill ran third on the opening lap, but his new engine began overheating and he parked the No. 81 HP Tuners/Mike Cope Racing Mustang on the fifth lap.
Others falling out included NASCAR drivers Ty Gibbs – who ran fourth in the early laps – and Christopher Bell.
Doug Peterson took the Masters Award with a 14th-place finish.
Bruce Nesbitt marked his 50th anniversary in Trans Am competition, placing 26th in the No. 50 BrakeOMeter Ford Mustang. It was the 99th career start for the Chicago businessman/driver.
The TA/XGT/SGT race is set to start at 8 a.m. CT on Sunday. The next TA2® race will be at Brainerd International Raceway on Sunday, July 18.
Ernie Francis Jr., scored an emphatic victory in the Camping World SRX Series race Saturday night at Lucas Oil Raceway, beating NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Labonte in a two-lap shootout to the finish.
Francis, a seven-time Trans Am Series champion who won his first open-wheel race last Sunday in the Formula Regional Americas championship at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, led the final 65 laps in the 76-lap race around the .686-mile, paved oval near Indianapolis.
“Man, I’m totally speechless, this is incredible,” said Francis, who beat Labonte by .649 of a second. “Those last 10-15 laps felt like they were taking forever. It felt like an eternity out there, all the cautions. I was just trying to focus on a good restart.
“Me and Scott Speed went at it for a few laps there, side-to-side, and I didn’t know how that was going to end up. I ended up with a few donuts on the car, but man, couldn’t be happier with it, super incredible. I want to thank everybody from SRX, Ray Evernham and Tony Stewart for giving me this opportunity.”
The win moved Francis into second in the Camping World SRX Series championship standings, 30 points behind series leader Stewart.
“I was playing around with gearing trying to see what would work,” Francis said. “Second gear was spinning off of turn four as I tried to roll through third, and that last restart I got really sideways, but I stayed in it. I didn’t want to lift there. And I thought, man, when I saw that I cleared Labonte there – that was a good feeling knowing I just had to get through a few turns cleanly and I just ran my race and took it home. This is going to make that drive back to Road America a lot better.”
Francis will race again at 9 a.m. EDT on Sunday in the Trans Am race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
Unlike the majority of the competitors in the Camping World SRX Series, Labonte came into the race with practical experience at Lucas Oil Raceway. The 2000 NASCAR Cup Series champion and 1991 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion made three Xfinity starts at Lucas Oil Raceway, winning in 1991 while driving for his family-owned race team.
“All night, my car was really good,” Labonte said. “I got a little too tight at the end, and then Scott and Ernie got together and I was having to decide whether to go high or go low. I thought they were going to wreck, and then I was three-wide. Scott was sideways, somewhere, and we might have touched, and I got by him. We ran well from there. He was always dogging me off the bottom of (turn) four and he always seemed to be right there on my left rear. And then, that last green-white-checkered when it was just me and Ernie, my car was just too tight and I didn’t want to get into him too hard – just needed to keep it together and bring it home.”
Speed, the former Formula One driver who transitioned to NASCAR and then Rallycross, finished third after leading the first 11 laps.
“Man, we had such a good battle, me and Francis,” said Speed, who won the first heat race. “We were definitely the best two cars and we were playing cat-and-mouse with our tires, saving them. And then, with 10 to go, it was ‘game on.’ We were both going to charge and we had such an awesome side-by-side race. I just got a little bit too loose underneath him with a couple laps to go and fell back, lost a couple of spots. But it was a great race. I had so much fun.
“We came out of turn four and I got into Helio (Castroneves) a little bit. I didn’t do it on purpose. I’m having a good time here regardless of where I finish. But I’m happy for a guy like Ernie because for a kid like that, we’ve all had our careers in motor racing, but stuff like this can help him establish himself and that’s the big picture here.”
Stewart, winner of the last two Camping World SRX Series races, finished seventh.
“I was happy after the heat races and we just tried something in the main,” said Stewart, who made his USAC Silver Crown debut at Lucas Oil Raceway on June 27, 1992. “I was tight in the center (of the corner) and was a little loose off and I didn’t figure we could fix the center, so we tried to fix the exit and tried something air pressure-wise and it did not work. It was a bad call on my part on what I thought the change needed to be and dialed myself right out.
“We’ve just got to stay focused from here. No matter how good the point lead seems right now, you can throw it away in two weeks and lose the thing. We’ve just got to throw this night out and go back and get ready for Slinger next week – a place I’ve never been to. I don’t think any of us have, actually. So we’ll just have to focus and try and do a better job than we did here.
“Ernie had a hell of a night. That kid has learned so much in such a short amount of time. He’s been one of the most consistent guys out there and, literally from the first night of practice on, he’s gained time and gained speed and gotten better and better. There’s a reason he’s here. He deserves to be here.”
Bobby Santos III was the local all-star at Lucas Oil Raceway who has racked up an impressive resume at the Indiana short track. The versatile Santos is a four-time winner of the A.J. Foyt Championship (2006, 2011, 2017 and 2020), which is awarded to the driver with the season-best points tally at Lucas Oil Raceway in USAC’s top-three series – Silver Crown, Sprint Car and Midget.
“It was fun. These guys are awesome. It’s a great group of drivers,” said Santos, who finished fifth. “I really appreciate what Ray and Tony and this whole group did to put this deal together and to allow a short-track racer to be involved. It’s an absolutely great opportunity, I just wish I did a little better job. I’m grateful for it and everything that these guys did was awesome.”
Taking it all in was Ray Evernham, the co-founder of the Camping World SRX Series.
“I always like to look at the race, but I don’t always get to see it from pit road, but I could tell by the fans’ reaction that they got what they wanted,” Evernham said. “Watching Ernie and Scott Speed and Bobby Labonte race like that was amazing. And then, all the way back in the pack, I saw the complete sides of cars coming down the front straightaway. Guys were so sideways and just working one another over.
“If it’s a good TV show and the fans love it, I’m happy. You look at these full grandstands and you look at the time people are having, I think the guys are getting some pretty good recognition on television but, more importantly, I think we’re bringing a lot back to grassroots racing, and that’s really important. If we can keep doing that, I’m going to be really happy.”
The penultimate event of the six-race short-track series is July 10 at Slinger (Wis.) Speedway. Joining the Camping World SRX Series regulars at the quarter-mile, high-banked asphalt oval 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee will be the winner of Tuesday’s night’s Slinger Nationals – a staple of short-track racing and a proving ground for the best of the best among Super Late Model drivers. Past winners include NASCAR Hall of Famers Alan Kulwicki (1981) and Mark Martin (1984) and NASCAR Cup Series champions Matt Kenseth (1994, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2016 and 2019) and Kyle Busch (2011).
Returning to the Camping World SRX Series at Slinger is Hailie Deegan. The 19-year-old racer from Temecula, California, finished second in her SRX debut June 19 at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway. Deegan is a fulltime driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and a three-time winner in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, where she was the first female to win a race in that series.
Every Camping World SRX Series race is broadcast live at 8 p.m. EDT on the CBS Television Network with streaming live on Paramount+ Premium.
Heat Race No. 1 (12 minutes, 23 laps):
Note: Starting lineup determined by random draw.
1. Scott Speed (Started 1st; led laps 1-23; completed 23/23 laps)
2. Tony Kanaan (Started 3rd; completed 23/23 laps)
3. Michael Waltrip (Started 2nd; completed 23/23 laps)
4. Tony Stewart (Started 5th; completed 23/23 laps)
5. Bobby Santos III (Started 4th; completed 23/23 laps)
6. Bobby Labonte (Started 6th; completed 23/23 laps)
7. Ernie Francis Jr. (Started 10th; completed 23/23 laps)
8. Marco Andretti (Started 12th; completed 23/23 laps)
9. Helio Castroneves (Started 11th; completed 23/23 laps)
10. Bill Elliott (Started 8th; completed 23/23 laps)
11. Paul Tracy (Started 7th; completed 23/23 laps)
12. Willy T. Ribbs (Started 9th; completed 23/23 laps)
Heat Race No. 2 (12 minutes, 21 laps):
Note: Drivers’ finishing positions in Heat Race No. 1 were inverted for start of Heat Race No. 2.
1. Helio Castroneves (Started 4th; led laps 5-21; completed 21/21 laps)
2. Bobby Labonte (Started 7th; completed 21/21 laps)
3. Tony Stewart (Started 9th; completed 21/21 laps)
4. Ernie Francis Jr. (Started 6th; completed 21/21 laps)
5. Marco Andretti (Started 5th; completed 21/21 laps)
6. Paul Tracy (Started 2nd; led laps 1-4; completed 21/21 laps)
7. Scott Speed (Started 12th; completed 21/21 laps)
8. Michael Waltrip (Started 10th; completed 21/21 laps)
9. Bobby Santos III (Started 8th; completed 21/21 laps)
10. Tony Kanaan (Started 11th; completed 21/21 laps)
11. Willy T. Ribbs (Started 1st; completed 21/21 laps)
12. Bill Elliott (Started 3rd; completed 21/21 laps)
Feature Results (76 laps):
Note: Starting lineup was based on average finishing positions in Heat Race Nos. 1-2.
1. Ernie Francis Jr. (Started 6th; led laps 12-76; completed 76/76 laps)
2. Bobby Labonte (Started 3rd; completed 76/76 laps)
3. Scott Speed (Started 2nd; led laps 1-22; completed 76/76 laps)
4. Marco Andretti (Started 8th; completed 76/76 laps)
5. Bobby Santos III (Started 9th; completed 76/76 laps)
6. Michael Waltrip (Started 5th; completed 76/76 laps)
7. Tony Stewart (Started 1st; completed 76/76 laps)
8. Paul Tracy (Started 10th; completed 76/76 laps)
9. Helio Castroneves (Started 4th; completed 76/76 laps)
10. Tony Kanaan (Started 7th; completed 76/76 laps)
11. Willy T. Ribbs (Started 12th; completed 76/76 laps)
12. Bill Elliott (Started 11th; completed 76/76 laps)
Camping World SRX Series Championship Standings (after Round 4 of 6):
1. Tony Stewart (160 points)
2. Ernie Francis Jr. (130 points, -30)
3. Helio Castroneves (120 points, -40)
4. Bobby Labonte (115 points, -45)
5. Marco Andretti (111 points, -49)
6. Michael Waltrip (86 points, -74)
7. Paul Tracy (83 points, -77)
8. Tony Kanaan (65 points, -95)
9. Bill Elliott (52 points, -108)
10. Willy T. Ribbs (45 points, -115)
Note: Points are awarded in both heats and the feature. In each heat, the winner receives a maximum of 12 points. Second place earns 11 points with every position in descending order receiving one fewer point, with the 12th-place finisher earning one point. Points increase in the feature, with the winner receiving 25 points, second place 22 points, third place 20 points, fourth place 18 points, fifth place 16 points, sixth place 14 points, seventh place 12 points, eighth place 10 points, ninth place eight points, 10th place six points, 11th place four points and 12th place two points.