Dreyer and Reinbold Prepares for Its Final ARX2 Weekend at COTA
(September 28, 2018) - Dreyer and Reinbold Racing (DRR) is set to take the fight to DirtFish Motorsports in the final two rounds of ARX2, the official support category to Americas Rallycross (ARX) in a doubleheader at the Circuit of The Americas this weekend (September 29 – 30).
DRR’s four-car effort includes Christian Brooks, Cabot Bigham, Matt Carpoff and Travis PeCoy. Although DirtFish’s leading driver Conner Martell has claimed victory in all three ARX2 rounds so far, Brooks has run the points leader closest in every final and has finished second three times. He even led the final in round three at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres, but just missed out on a first series’ win. Strong qualifying performances have also kept Brooks in the hunt, he is just seven points off the lead of the Championship with a maximum of 60 points available this weekend.
While Brooks is targeting his first ARX2 win in Austin to have a shot at the title, Bigham also enters with high hopes for the 2018 finale after he made his comeback at GP3R. A former rallycross Champion in the Supercar Lites machines, Bigham missed the first round of ARX2 and will experience the permanent COTA rallycross circuit for the first time on Saturday morning. The 22-year has also gained support from long-time DRR partner, WIX Filters as chief technical partner for the COTA event. “WIX was part of my 2016 rallycross championship and the company has a long history of success in motorsports,” said Bigham. “I want to put WIX back in victory lane in this big doubleheader weekend.”
PeCoy is ninth in the points having suffered the worst luck of any driver in ARX2 this year. He failed to qualify in round one at COTA due to a blown motor, but was top qualifier in the Intermediate Classification round two at GP3R before scoring his first podium, completing a 2-3-4 result for DRR in the final, sandwiched between Brooks and Bigham. He was again fastest in Q1 in round three in the second day of the GP3R doubleheader, but was again forced out with motor issues, a similar problem that overcame Bigham’s challenge.
Carpoff is in his Rookie rallycross campaign this year and is four points and one position ahead of PeCoy in the ARX2 points. He scored his best qualifying performance of fifth overall in round one at COTA and has twice finished fourth in the semi-finals, but has so far missed out on a place in the finals. If Carpoff can take the step into make the final this weekend in the finale doubleheader it could only help is teammates in a bid to take the title.