Travis Pastrana to Compete in DirtFish ARX of COTA on July 14
(June 21, 2018) – 17-time X Games medalist, Guinness World Record holder and creator of Nitro Circus, Travis Pastrana will make his Americas Rallycross (ARX) debut at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) on July 14.
"I can't wait to get back into the 600hp Subaru WRX STI rallycross car in Austin with the ARX series," said Pastrana. "Rallycross is a blast and fans are going to enjoy the track and all the action at COTA, I'm really looking forward to it."
After a successful debut at Speedmachine Festival in May, ARX will debut in North America under the lights for the DirtFish ARX of COTA. Pastrana will compete alongside Subaru Rally Team USA teammates Patrik Sandell and Chris Atkinson in the Subaru WRX STI.
The July 14 event will mark Pastrana’s first rallycross event since 2015, which was also at COTA as part of X Games. Now, the 34-year-old action sports star will race against familiar foes Tanner Foust, Ken Block, Scott Speed and Steve Arpin on a permanent half-mile rallycross circuit, nestled in turns of the 12-15 complex. The track features over 1,000 feet of dirt and a high-speed jump leading to technical asphalt sections, creating some of the most exciting racing in motorsports.
James Taylor, vice president of rallycross for IMG said: “Having Travis Pastrana in ARX adds another dimension to the championship and further elevates the sport. Pastrana’s experience in rallycross is extraordinary and his relationship with our founding partner, Subaru, make an iconic and compelling duo. Pastrana and our other big-name championship drivers and teams makes our free event on July 14 an unmissable day of action.”
Fans can receive free tickets to DirtFish ARX of COTA on July 14 when they purchase tickets to World RX USA, the debut of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in the United States, September 29-30. This offer lasts for a limited time. To purchase tickets, click this link: https://www.worldrxusa.com/tickets
To apply for media credentials, please register online by going to www.ARXRallycross.com/Media and complete the form.
About Americas Rallycross
Established in 2018, Americas Rallycross (ARX) marks a new beginning for the sport of rallycross for the Americas. Races and viewer friendly asphalt and dirt circuits with 600 brake horsepower production-based racecars makes for exciting racing and entertainment that is perfectly 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.