New final event added for the 2012 Global RallyCross season
When Travis Pastrana claimed his first Global RallyCross win
a few months ago in New Hampshire, the team looked forward to the September 29th
event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway along with one more mystery event that would
serve as the series finale. We now know
that the final race of the 2012 Global RallyCross season will be held on
Tuesday October 30th in front of the Las Vegas Convention Center –
right along with the opening day of the 2012 SEMA Show.
The biggest challenge for the Global RallyCross series has
been getting attracting new fans but with races alongside the popular NASCAR
series’ this year along with a television deal with ESPN – GRC has reached a great
many people in the US this year. Having
a season finale in front of the 2012 SEMA Show will put the event in an area
packed full of every major automotive media outlet in the world so coverage for
that final event should be incredible.
The most important bit of news for Dodge Global RallyCross
fans is that with this final race being added – Travis Pastrana is mathematically
still in the hunt for the 2012 GRC championship. Pastrana currently sits in 10th
place with 34 points while series leader Tanner Foust sits out front with 62
points. While it is a long shot, Pastrana
could gain a total of 42 points in the two final races in Nevada (20 points for
winning an event, 1 point for winning a heat race) which would give him 76
points on the season. The tough part is
that top drivers in the series like Foust, Ken Block, Samuel Hubinette and
Brian Deegan will have to struggle to not maintain their top spots. It won’t be easy for Pastrana but it is
possible and the Mopar universe is behind him as he finishes off his first
season in the Dodge Dart Global RallyCross race car.
I will be at the 2012 SEMA Show in Vegas which means that I
will be fortunate enough to be on hand for the 2012 Global RallyCross season and
you can all expect a firsthand account of the season ending shootout for the
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