Hey there, Kinjasphere! We’re a week away from heading down to beautiful Barbados for the penultimate round of the 2015 Red Bull GRC season, but while you (and we) wait for that, let’s catch you up with some highlights from our most recent race in Los Angeles: »
Former World Rally Championship driver Gigi Galli will be returning to FIA World Rallycross this year with his own team, competing in a car usually referred to as “my rental” or “my parents bought me this:” a Kia Rio. Holy crap, it actually manages to look really awesome in World Rallycross trim.
Timmy Hansen overtook Mattias Ekström on the final corner to claim the checkered flag at today’s WorldRX of Sweden championship, and the finish was almost too much for the FIA announcing team to handle. “You have to excuse my screaming! He’s done it! Epic!” »
The FIA World Rallycross series’ trip to the Estering this weekend was predictably nutty, with plenty of gentle bumps, taps and whacks for the whole family. Here’s some of the most ridiculous love taps from over the weekend. »
When we last saw Scott Speed’s Red Bull Global Rallycross Volkswagen Beetle, it looked a bit off. Too clean. Too polished. Too together. Now that it made it through the X Games’ Rally Car feature race to win the event, however, it looks much more like a real, honest-to-goodness off-road Volkswagen.
We don't usually profile racing teams, but this particular group of enthusiasts had decided to build their very own Toyota 222D Group S rally car. »
This is what happens when you enter a 1975 Dodge Dart hillclimb car in a snowbound rallycross. You get a masterclass of car control. »
It's a rocket ship kind of feeling when you get everything right in a rear-engined car. You line yourself up out of a corner and drive the throttle to the floor. The car feels like it gains grip the harder you press the engine. Then you just hold on as things go blurry. »
Have you ever played a game online and been beaten badly by what sounded like a pre-pubescent little brat? Now imagine that scenario, replacing the pre-teen with one hell of a focused baby, and instead of pressing buttons, he's driving a car at ludicrous speeds. I can't wait to see what this kid does with a go-kart. »
You can tell it's going to be a cold winter here in Nebraska. The wind is thick with it, sweeping across the cornfields. It all matches pace with the dotted white clouds, running way out to the horizon line. And I'm sitting in a stripped and caged Super Beetle, two carburetors about to roar away behind me. »
Hello, Jalopnik universe! We've missed you during our summer vacation. (We hope you've missed us, too.) But we're going to make it up to you with one of the best races of the season this weekend, as we make our inaugural visit to Daytona International Speedway. »
Seems that racing on dirt ovals is all the rage now in the Jalopnik community, which is why we're bummed out that we couldn't get some folks to come down to The Dirt Track at Charlotte to see how we roll here. No worries, though—we won't hold it against you (too much). :) »