The Red Bull Global Rallycross series has announced the location for its July 5th event, and fittingly, it takes place on a Marine Corps Air Station. Marking the first time a motorsport event has taken place at New River Air Station in Jacksonville, North Carolina, the July 5th stop will serve as a homecoming for Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross driver Scott Speed, who currently resides less than 300 miles away. But before heading to North Carolina, Speed and the rest of the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship will need to make it through an extremely challenging double header at Daytona International Speedway on June 20th and 21st.
Read the full Press Release below.
Los Angeles, CA (June 8, 2015) – Red Bull Global Rallycross is proud to announce that its fourth race of the 2015 season will take place at Marine Corps Air Station New River (MCAS New River) in Jacksonville, NC on Sunday, July 5.
“Never before in our history has Red Bull Global Rallycross competed on an active United States military installation. We are excited to have the opportunity to bring this unprecedented event in the world of motorsport to New River Air Station,” said Red Bull GRC CEO Colin Dyne. “Red Bull GRC, our drivers and teams are all looking forward to putting on an incredible display for the troops on Independence Day weekend. We can’t thank MCAS New River enough for helping us make it happen, and we hope to be able to put on an exciting show.”
Semifinals and main events for both Supercar and Lites are scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 5, 11a.m. – 8p.m. Sunday’s scheduled event will be free and open to the public. On Saturday, the track will be dormant for Camp Lejeune’s July 4th Celebration.
Among the drivers expected to compete in the event are two-time Red Bull GRC champion and “Top Gear” host Tanner Foust; 2014 Red Bull GRC runner-up, World Rally Championship competitor, and “Gymkhana” star Ken Block; former Formula 1 drivers Scott Speed and Nelson Piquet Jr.; action sports legends Bucky Lasek and Brian Deegan; and defending Red Bull GRC champion Joni Wiman.
In addition, a limited edition camo-themed Red Bull can will incorporate a design celebrating the MCAS New River race. The can is available through military channels now through the end of July with a portion of the proceeds from cans sold on bases benefitting the Military Warriors Support Foundation. Additionally, the can features info on a game titled “Red Bull Global Rallycross Challenge” where players with the fastest race times will earn merchandise and unique racing experiences. No federal or USMC endorsement implied.
Due to the expected large crowds, carpooling and early arrival is encouraged. For spectator protection, security checkpoints will be at the entrance to the field and bags (including backpacks and purses) will be searched. The event will take place rain or shine.