The Gift That Keeps on Giving #2 | Off The Track

(Decemeber 21) – Americas Rallycross (ARX) has grown through 2018, its inaugural season as the headline US rallycross Championship, but fans have enjoyed ARX drivers’ antics off track as well as on it.

Possibly the funniest off-track moments of the season surrounded the final round of ARX 2018, and twice included the first ever ARX Champion, Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross driver Scott Speed. In the week leading up to the season finale, Speed and Subaru Rally Team USA driver Patrik Sandell joined a number of drivers from the FIA World Rallycross Championship by visiting NASA in Huston, Texas, where they got the kind of behind-the-scenes tour that dreams are made of, learning all about how the NASA Mission Control Centre operates its space missions.

Then in Austin, as part of a partnership with PBR, a link via by Cooper Tires, Speed and Loenbro Hoonigan driver Steve Arpin took part in mini-bull riding before heading for their race cars. Doing their best to hang onto the jumping bulls obviously helped with their ARX Supercar racing too, Speed took the title and Arpin finished on his first ARX podium in the final at the Circuit of The Americas.

Earlier in the summer, Loenbro Hoonigan Motorsports Driver Steve Arpin joined the Hoonigans in California to learn more about the traction effects on his new, Ford Focus RS RX.

For Loenbro Hoonigan’s Ken Block it was another busy schedule as he finished recording the Gymkhana Files series that was shown on Amazon Prime in the lead up to the release of Gymkhana 10, the viral video featuring the ARX Ford Focus RS RX. 

All of the Supercar and ARX2 drivers were also present for the downtown parade in Trois-Rivieres before the Canadian round, part of the famous GP3R week-long festival.

Tiernay Oliver