Unpaid bills. Allegations of abusive treatment. Explosive text messages. Car companies leaving for a competing series. Once, Red Bull Global Rallycross seemed like a bright spot in the racing world: action-packed events popular with young fans where Subarus, Volkswagens and more flew across dirt and asphalt courses.…
One of the most heart-pounding motorsport events I attended all year was the Global Rallycross event at a small oval track in Indianapolis. The cars were quick, the drivers were cheerful and happy to interact with fans, and the racing action was tight and close. With qualifier races and lower-tier races going on, it…
The Honda Fit is kind of an underrated machine. It’s not powerful, but with a manual it’s reasonably fun to drive as well as practical. Now let’s imagine it with 600 horsepower, all-wheel drive, and flying around on dirt and asphalt. Even better!
It looks like Austin Cindric is feeling groovy about the season finale of the Red Bull Global Rallycross in Vegas. I bet he learned those rad moves from his dad, Team Penske President Tim Cindric. Can you dig it?
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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’re out here sweating our asses off at the X Games in Austin, but we’re about to be joined by one cool cat: skateboarder and Subaru Global Rally Team USA driver Bucky Lasek. Ask him anything you want!
The only way I can think of to cram more X Games into this picture is to redecorate Nelson Piquet Jr.’s car in neon, have someone jump it on a bike, and add a few more GoPros for good measure. Prepare your face for all things extreme!!!—the X Games are coming this weekend.
Mister Kenny From The Block had a good weekend at the Global Rallycross season opener. He took first place in his glorious number 43 space car, and summed up the weekend in 43 impossibly loud, sideways, high-flying seconds. Crank up the volume and enjoy.
This is what happens when you get pushed off a ramp at just the wrong place on a Global Rallycross course. Collete Davis was nudged off the side of the ramp by another GRC Lites car who didn’t want to concede the racing line and got wedged between the ramp itself and the spotter’s stand.
The Global Rallycross finale came down to the wire during the very last round, with Joni Wiman, Ken Block and Nelson Piquet, Jr., all in contention for the top spot. Ford Racing takes us behind the scenes for the final GRC round at Las Vegas.
The other dudes crashed on the first corner.
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It's pretty much a Polo WRC, but with a funkier body built for Red Bull Global Rallycross. 544 Horsepower. 0-60 in 2.1 seconds. It's the fastest modern Beetle that isn't a Porsche.
There are a few rules to racing. Hit the apex, power out of the corners, and one more – the Jalopnik Bump. If you want to win, you've got to get it. And it's power is clearly permeating.
Global Rallycross is the motorsport of the moment. Rally cars drifting and jumping all in a stadium? Sign us up! And since they're holding their first New York event this weekend, Andretti Autosport drivers Tanner Foust and Scott Speed will be here for an hour to answer all your questions. Let's go!
When I think of a Subaru, I don't think of some shiny bauble that can barely clear a pothole. No, I think of a beater'd out rallybeast masterfully held together with zip ties and duct tape that flies over all the yumps.
Volkswagen Beetle RSi, you've officially been out-crazied. Volkswagen's Global RallyCross Beetle is, at least in my book, the most extreme Beetle ever.