Keatts Sets Sights on 2019 ARX2 Championship
Newly signed Dreyer & Reinbold Racing ARX2 driver Cole Keatts says he has one goal in the Americas Rallycross (ARX) support series in 2019 – to be crowned ARX2 Champion.
17-year-old Keatts, a podium finisher from the DirtFish ARX of COTA last year, the first ever ARX event to be held in the United States (in Austin, Texas) has signed for a full-season program with DRR and will take to the grid with the team from round on June 8-9 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
“To be driving for Dreyer & Reinbold this year is really exciting for me. This team is really competitive and I’m just excited to be working and learning with them this year,” said Keatts. “We have one goal this year and it’s to be crowned ARX2 champion. I know I’m ready and I know my team will do everything they can to help me achieve it. I’ve decided to move my program to focus on ARX2 this year and when I got a call to come drive for DRR, it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass on.”
ARX created a brand new ARX2 Mentorship Program earlier this year, to build a transparent and direct path to the Supercar category. For the 2020 season, the ARX2 Champion will have their entry fees waived and be provided with complementary Cooper Tires for their entire 2020 ARX or ARX2 program. In addition, the champion will receive four free one-day DirtFish Rally School courses in one of their four-wheel drive prepared Subaru vehicles, along with a Supercar test following the Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio Championship event in October, courtesy of Loenbro Motorsports with support from cbdMD.
That is the prize Keatts will be fighting for in 2019.