Wheel-to-wheel racing on a track that combines dirt, asphalt, concrete banked turns, table top jumps and water hazards is coming to New England. It’s high speed, high adrenaline racing as world champions from across the motorsports spectrum battle it out in a series to become the 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross Champion.
This revolutionary racing event is headed to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, CT on June 3-4. Two action-packed days, intentionally designed to let fans get up close to the action, the drivers, and the 600 horsepower supercars. All tickets include access to a completely open paddock, where spectators can rub elbows with drivers like Scott Speed, Tanner Foust, and Brian Deegan, all while also getting to watch the mechanics prep and work on the supercars.
Herb Chambers Honda of Seekonk is proud to offer its customers, vendors and friends discounted tickets to this event. Use this link for a 20% discount with code: HCHONDANE. “We hope to see you at the event,” added Scott Birtles, General Manager of Herb Chambers Honda of Seekonk.
The full schedule for the weekend can be found here. Live broadcast coverage of the races can be seen on NBC and the NBC Sports Network.
More About the Red Bull Global Rallycross
A series of heat races throughout the day determine the line-up for a 10-car, 10-lap main event race. The tracks can be built almost anywhere, meaning each location offers a unique and varied driving challenge. Drivers are some of the most elite competitors in the world. Some come from the NASCAR and Formula 1 racing world, while others have proven themselves in other extreme action sports like BMX or skateboarding.
The supercars all begin as factory production models, until the race teams get to work customizing them for the series. Improvements are made to the chassis and engine, resulting in supercars that can go 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds and withstand 70-foot jumps and contact with other cars. Significant safety modifications are also included to bring the cars to racing spec. Ford, Volkswagen, Subaru, and Honda serve as Official Manufacturer Partners of the series.
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