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  1. Misc. Professional Racing
    Automakers are tripping over themselves to put performance stickers on their SUVs. But Volkswagen has come up with an R SUV that I think we can all get behind: the Atlas Cross Sport R. Volkswagen will take this race truck to the Baja 1000 next November where it will be piloted by Tanner Foust...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    Cabot Bigham will join Tanner Foust to fill out Volkswagen and Andretti Rallycross’s second seat for the 2019 America’s Rallycross Championship. “I can’t express how excited I am to compete in this second season of ARX,” said, Foust. “I am glad that we are back with what I think are the...
  3. Misc. Professional Racing
    Although not long for this world, the Beetle is being allowed to fight for one more year. The Beetle will be making its triumphant return to Americas Rallycross (ARX) this year. The 2019 season will only be the series’ second, but the Beetle has been competing in American rallycross racing in...
  4. Misc. Professional Racing
    The 2019 World Rallycross Championship will be without its champions for the 2019 season. PSRX, Volkswagen Motorsport’s partner in the series, has announced that it will not race this coming season. “The important thing to understand here is that this is a pause – a pause and not an end,” said...
  5. Misc. Professional Racing
    Last weekend’s Americas Rallycross (ARX) race wasn’t just the final race of the season, it could be the final race for the ever-victorious Beetle RX. That’s because of a confluence of uncertainty surrounding the car. Not only is the Beetle kicking the bucket but ARX could also be, too. Americas...
  6. Misc. Professional Racing
    Scott Speed today earned his fourth straight rallycross driver’s championship title, taking the inaugural season of the Americas Rallycross series. The series, which takes over from the now-defunct Red Bull Global Rallycross, had a four-event season, which Speed led coming into the final race...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross is getting ready to enter the Nitro World Games this weekend. The event, held in Salt Lake City, is adding rallycross for the first time. The Nitro Rallycross competition won't affect the Americas Rallycross standings, but that doesn't mean that the drivers...
  8. Misc. Professional Racing
    Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross have christened the Americas Rallycross Championship, taking a 1-2 finish at the inaugural event. While the series is called Americas Rallycross, the first event actually took place at the Silverstone Circuit in England. Driver Tanner Foust drove his rallycross...
  9. Misc. Professional Racing
    The dumpster fire that was the end of Red Bull Global Rallycross series may have escaped your notice, but suffice it to say that the series is well and truly dead. That leaves VW with a couple of winning Beetles, a pair of enormously talented drivers, and no series to race. No series to race...
  10. Misc. Professional Racing
    Volkswagen Motorsports will end its involvement in popular feeder series Formula 3 in 2018 to focus instead on rallying and touring car racing. The announcement marks the end of an era in which numerous German drivers rose to the highest ranks of motorsport via VW. Between 1982 and 1991, all...
  11. Misc. Professional Racing
    The Red Bull Global Rallycross Series has announced its events calendar for the 2018 racing season. This year the growing race series will kick off with an event in Louisville, Kentucky on May 19-20, before heading to a yet-to-be-announced location for the second event of the season on June...
  12. Misc. Professional Racing
    For the first time ever, American rallycross fans will be able to see the FIA World Rallycross Championship at home, as the series has announced that next year’s calendar will include a race at the Circuit of the Americas. For years, the closest American fan could get to seeing the European...
  13. Misc. Professional Racing
    The FIA World Rallycross Championship’s biggest race of the season, as far as attendance goes at least, was the site of another record from VW hotshoe, Johan Kristoffersson. The young Swede has had a charmed season, leading the championship from his team-mate Petter Solberg, but this weekend he...
  14. Misc. Professional Racing
    With all the fuss that’s going on over at Formula E lately, it’s only natural that other racing series want to introduce an electric series of their own. Rallycross is next, with the FIA World Rallycross Championship announcing that it will add an electric sub-series as early as 2020. “We’re...
  15. Misc. Professional Racing
    As anyone who is a fan of Rallycross will already know, Rallycross cars accelerate violently, decelerate violently, corner violently, and do just about everything with a ferocity that would put a Grizzly bear on steroids to shame. Naturally then, you’ll have asked yourself how easy it is to do...
  16. Misc. Professional Racing
    The e-Golf is currently VW's only electric offering in North America, but until recently it was limited to the CARB states. So how shall VW get people across America excited about it? By going to the races, of course. Volkswagen has, in the past, expressed an interest in an electric rallycross...
  17. Misc. Professional Racing
    It was Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross’s home race this weekend at the Lucas Oil Speedway, near Indianapolis, and the Beetles didn’t disappoint hogging the podium with a perfect one-two finish. Ultimately, it was Scott Speed who took the checkered flag, earning himself some much-needed points in...
  18. Misc. Professional Racing
    Continuing its dominance of mixed-surface racing, VW defended its lead in the FIA World Rallycross Championship. A lead in the European series means that Volkswagen tops the standings in the two major rallycross series currently operating. This weekend, in Holjes, Sweden, Johann Kristoffersson...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    A tough weekend for Scott Speed meant that his teammate, Tanner Foust, managed to move into first place after this weekend's Canadian round of the Red Bull Global Rallycross season. Speed's Beetle GRC needed an engine swap before the first race on Saturday, keeping him out of that race and...
  20. Misc. Professional Racing
    Petter Solberg was on sparkling form this weekend, taking his first win of the season at the historic Lydden Hill Circuit. The win was made even sweeter as teammate Johan Kristoffersson was on the second step to keep him company. Solberg’s win is only the second for the team so far this year...
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