Americas Rallycross Launches ARX3
NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 22, 2019) – A new form of rallycross will be introduced to North America this June as Americas Rallycross (ARX) announced today the ARX3 class, a new introductory-level rallycross series that will play an integral role in the growth of the sport.
The 200hp six-speed sequential machine weighing in at 900lbs and launching from 0-60mph in under 2.8 seconds provides a great first-step for young drivers looking to compete in ARX.
“The addition of ARX3 is a very important step for the championship,” said ARX Series Director Jordan Martindale of IMG. “This division will further define the development of future rallycross supercar drivers as well as provide some of the most entertaining racing of each weekend. The customer-driven style program is also an easy way to lure other drivers into competing in select events or the full championship.”
Last season, the SIERRA cars, built in Salt Lake City, Utah, were the official vehicle of the 2018 World Rallycross USA celebrity event, featuring skateboarding legend Bucky Lasek, TV personality Aaron Kaufman, ex-MotoGP legend Kevin Schwantz, freestyle MotoX rider Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg and NASA astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station, Tim Kopra.
“The fact that we are a spec car with a low cost of entry and operation makes SIERRA ARX3 such a great opportunity for drivers to get into rallycross,” said Cole Powelson, owner of SIERRA RX. “This will ensure that new drivers will be able to afford it and get tons of seat time and advance their skillsets quickly. Our team will be on-site at every ARX event with spare parts and engines so individuals won't have to carry spares with them.”
The new series will also utilize Cooper Tires, a founding partner of ARX and now the official tire of all three levels of ARX.
To learn more about ARX3 and inquire about opportunities in the series, please contact Cole Powelson: Cole@sierra-cars.com. Coverage of the ARX3 season will be shown live on Facebook.com/Sierra.Cars1, beginning in June.
The 2019 ARX season begins on Saturday, June 8 from the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in the inaugural Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio. Tickets are available for purchase online at ARXRallycross.com/Events and MidOhio.com/Tickets.
About Americas Rallycross
ARX is a North American-based rallycross championship fielding action sports stars, world-class manufacturers and competing in premier locations around the continent in three levels of racing, ARX, ARX2 and ARX3. ARX is the next evolution of the high speed, action-packed world of rallycross. Rallycross is the fastest growing form of racing in the world. Short races, viewer friendly asphalt and dirt circuits with 600 brake horsepower production-based racecars make for exciting racing and is 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