By Patrick Rall
Tomorrow night at 5:30pm EST, the drivers of the Global RallyCross series will take to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the 4th stop of the 2013 GRC season. There will be two Dodge Dart teams in the hunt for the win with Bryce Menzies making his 4th start of the season while Travis Pastrana returns after missing the double header event in Munich due to NASCAR obligations.
The first stop of the 2013 Global RallyCross schedule on US soil features just 13 cars, marking the smallest field of the season so Pastrana and Menzies stand their best chance of winning thus far. Menzies has had an awful season and while he looked good in the preliminary rounds of the XGames Brazil event, Travis Pastrana has also had a rough go of things in his one 2013 GRC event. Fortunately, with 6 events scheduled over the next 5 months, Pastrana and Menzies have plenty of chances to improve their season and that all begins tomorrow night.
Another piece of good news for Pastrana and Menzies is that Liam Doran will not be in the field tomorrow night. Since arriving on the GRC scene at the XGames Barcelona event (which was eventually rained out), Doran has been one of the top dogs with his new Mini rally car. However, the two Darts will still have to work their way around 11 of the best rally cross drivers in the world including Ford races Tanner Foust, Toomas Heikkinen, Brian Deegan and Ken Block. The full roster of drivers is available below in the color coded infographic.
The New Hampshire Global RallyCross race airs live on ESPN3 tomorrow night (July 11th) at 5:30pm but those who would rather watch it on “normal” television can catch all of the action on Saturday July 13th at 7:30pm.