Steve Arpin Excited for 2019 ARX Schedule

(Jan. 31) – Americas Rallycross (ARX) Supercar driver Steve Arpin has joined Champion Scott Speed in throwing his support behind the expanded 2019 schedule.

The new six-round schedule was revealed on Thursday and Arpin’s Loenbro Motorsports team is working hard to prepare its Ford Fiesta STs for the new race season after it made three podiums in 2018 with the Ford Focus RS RX.

“It’s so great to see rallycross continue to grow in North America under the guidance of IMG. Last season gave us a taste of just how good the sport can be on this side of the pond and we can’t wait to have a full season of racing on some great tracks all over North America,” said Aprin. “We’re really excited about going back to the Fiesta ST for 2019. The Fiesta has already proved itself to be a fast package, but our guys have been working flat-out in the off-season to improve it further. The continued support for the team and for rallycross as a whole from Paul and Jon Leach at Loenbro has allowed us to keep refining and developing this car into a hugely competitive package. It’s had a full strip down over the winter along with a number of upgrades that will make it faster than ever before.”

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Photo Courtesy of Josh Tons Photography and Loenbro Motorsports

The 2019 schedule will begin in June, starting with a trip to the Mid-West at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for round one and then Gateway Motorsports Park for rounds two and three, at two of the newest rallycross tracks on the planet. “This season promises to be our best yet,” Arpin said. “We’ve got an awesome calendar, we’re going to have an amazing car, and an incredible group of partners that we’re excited to announce in the coming weeks. I’m also looking forward to sharing the garage with an awesome driver that we’re hoping to reveal soon.”

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