Scott Speed Joins Subaru Rally Team USA for the 2019 ARX Season
(November 1, 2018) – In a statement released by 2018 Americas Rallycross (ARX) Champion, Scott Speed, the rallycross icon will move to Subaru Rally Team USA (SRTUSA) for the 2019 ARX season.
The former Formula 1 driver claimed the inaugural ARX title this year by scoring a pair of victories – at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas and at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres in Canada – and came out on top of a final-round title-decider to secure the championship.
Speed will embark on a new challenge for the defense of his title, by racing a Subaru WRX STI for SRTUSA.
“I’m excited to officially announce my racing plans for the 2019 season. I’ve raced all over the world – Formula 1, NASCAR, Formula E, and a four-year rallycross championship run, including the inaugural ARX title this year – and I’m thrilled that the next chapter for me will be here in the U.S. with the Subaru team in the Americas Rallycross series,” said Speed.
The ARX Champion will compete full-time alongside his new SRTUSA teammates, Patrik Sandell (Sweden) and Chris Atkinson (Australia).
“Subaru is a team on the rise in ARX, having been part of rallycross in the U.S. since the beginning. At every race I’m amazed at the crowds of fans that show up to support the team. I’m also excited to join Patrik Sandell and Chris Atkinson – two of the top drivers in the sport, who showed serious pace in the WRX STI this season. With the development they’ve put in I know this team can win, and I’m looking forward to bringing home another championship!”
About Americas Rallycross
ARX is a North American-based rallycross championship fielding action sports stars, world-class manufacturers and competing in premier locations around the continent. ARX is the next evolution of the high speed, action-packed world of rallycross. Rallycross is the fastest growing form of racing in the world. Short races and viewer friendly asphalt and dirt circuits with 600 brake horsepower production-based racecars make for exciting racing and is suited to the way we enjoy sports today. IMG, the global sports and entertainment agency is the promoter and commercial rights holder of the series.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media, operating in more than 30 countries. The company manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in sports training and league development, as well as marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. IMG is part of the Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG) network.