Red Bull Global Rallycross to Stage Second Annual Atlantic City Event, August 12 - 13
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (March 16, 2017)— After a successful and exciting inaugural event last year, Red Bull Global Rallycross announced today its return to Bader Field. This year’s edition of Red Bull Global Rallycross Atlantic City will take place on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13, and will expand to a doubleheader event representing Rounds 8 and 9 of the 2017 season.
“Atlantic City produced some of the most over-the-top rallycross action we saw in 2016,” said Red Bull GRC CEO, Colin Dyne. “From late-race passes to championship drama, last year’s event had it all. We expect even more wheel-to-wheel battles this season as the series returns to Bader Field with a doubleheader event weekend.”
“Red Bull Global Rallycross’ first visit to Atlantic City produced a number of exciting moments, from the Boardwalk Parade that kicked off the weekend to an amazing finish on the track,” said Atlantic City Mayor, Don Guardian. “We’re pleased that the series chose Atlantic City as one of its doubleheader stops this season, and we look forward to another exciting event with twice as much racing action.”
This year’s Red Bull Global Rallycross Atlantic City event will see a brand new track layout, as drivers launch and race in the opposite direction on the Bader Field runways. Many of last year’s key straightaways, tight turns, and dirt elements will be preserved on the new layout, but with drivers approaching the course counterclockwise in 2017. Combined with the series’ signature 70-foot dirt jump and Joker Lap, the second annual event should provide even more opportunities for high flying action.
The inaugural Red Bull GRC round in Atlantic City saw eventual champion Scott Speed win the Supercar final after making a pass on teammate Tanner Foust with only two laps to go, while Alex Keyes won the pole, every heat, and the final in GRC Lites. The event also featured the longest course in Red Bull GRC history at 1.102 miles, while drivers also took their cars onto the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk for a parade and autograph session before hitting the track.
“We are excited that Red Bull Global Rallycross is returning to Atlantic City, New Jersey this summer for a doubleheader event. This thrilling motorsport event will allow spectators to receive an unparalleled experience,” said Jim Wood, president and CEO of Meet AC and the Atlantic City Sports Commission.
Tickets for Red Bull Global Rallycross Atlantic City are on sale now at www.redbullglobalrallycross.com/tickets. General Admission and Club tickets are available. Tickets purchased at the door will be $5 more than regularly priced admission. All tickets include full access to the paddock, where fans can get up close to the cars and stars of Red Bull GRC. Kids 12 and under are free to attend with a ticketed adult. For more information visit www.redbullglobalrallycross.com, or follow Red Bull GRC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @GRCseries.
About Red Bull Global Rallycross
Created to produce the most exciting action in all of motorsport, Red Bull Global Rallycross combines the best elements of stage rally, off-road and circuit racing in a fan-friendly environment. International superstars battle wheel-to-wheel over dirt, gravel, and the series’ signature 70-foot jump behind the wheel of 600 horsepower Supercars. Events also include the developmental GRC Lites class and a new electric division due to begin competition in 2018. For more information visit www.RedBullGlobalRallycross.com.
About the Atlantic City Sports Commission
The Atlantic City Sports Commission was officially formed on January 13, 2015 as a 501 (c)(3) organization with the support of Meet AC and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to attract sporting events, conventions and competitions to Atlantic City.
About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority's mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state's key economic development agency for Atlantic City. CRDA's expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center. In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/njcrda.
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