Red Bull Global Rallycross is returning to Daytona International Speedway this Father’s Day Weekend, June 19-21, for two championship points-paying rounds.
Practice and qualifying will take place on Friday, June 19, followed by championship rounds on both Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21. Each round will pay out points to the driver for the season-long championship.
For the second straight year at DIS, drivers will slide, bang and fly in manufacturer-backed entries such as Ford, Subaru and Volkswagen on portions of Daytona’s famed road course asphalt and a challenging dirt section. Red Bull Global Rallycross Supercars produce 600 horsepower and accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than two seconds.
Here’s a look at what some of the Red Bull Global Rallycross drivers are saying entering the Father’s Day Weekend doubleheader:
Ken Block, No. 43 Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Fiesta ST
“I really enjoyed the track last year. I enjoyed the facility. I’m really looking forward to it. It was a fun track with great fans. Hopefully I can have another good result there. (The course) was a good mix of some fast stuff, some technical stuff and a dirt jump. It was definitely a great mix of what makes our sport interesting. I grew up a moto kid so Daytona actually means more to me as a motorcross track. Watching guys like Ricky Carmichael there was really cool for me so to go there and race where he has dominated is actually really special.”
Nelson Piquet, No. 07 SH Racing Rallycross Ford Fiesta ST
“I love Daytona. That was one of my favorite tracks last year. Unfortunately we had a bit of bad luck – we had a car issue. For sure this year is going to be a whole different story. I’m really looking forward to it. Our car has upgraded a lot from last year. It’s just great. I love being back over here and it’s been a long break. I can’t wait to see everybody at Daytona.”
Steve Arpin, No. 00 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford Fiesta ST
“As soon as I found out (it was Father’s Day Weekend), I said, ‘This is the race I’m bringing my dad.’ The coolest part is that it’s a doubleheader. We have two points paying races. You are going to see so much drama unfold in the championship standings at this race. It’s one of my favorite races of the year. We’re racing at Daytona. It’s an iconic place for anyone that wants to race. And it’s so cool to come to Daytona with a team owner like Chip Ganassi. He has won everything at Daytona, now we need to try to add rallycross to it.”
Red Bull Global Rallycross features an open paddock where fans are able to walk through the garages, engage the drivers and watch the mechanics wrench on the cars.
A three-day adult advance ticket for the Red Bull Global Rallycross is available for $60, a savings of $30. Daily admission tickets are available at the gate for adults ($20 on Friday and $35 on Saturday and Sunday) and children ages 6-12 ($10 daily). A three-day children’s ticket (ages 6-12) is available for $15 and children 5 and under are free for the entire weekend.
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About Red Bull Global Rallycross
Designed to produce the fastest and most exciting racing in motorsports, Red Bull Global Rallycross pits small production-based cars against each other in door-to-door racing featuring dirt, asphalt, and table-top jumps. With enhanced engineering and safety features, the cars produce 600 horsepower and can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in less than two seconds, and can also withstand 70-foot jumps and other vehicle contact. For more information visit www.RedBullGlobalRallycross.com.