Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Global Rallycross returns next month to The Dirt Track at Charlotte

Global Rallycross racing - featuring 600-horsepower, all-wheel drive turbocharged compact cars - will return to The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway July 25-26. The series made its debut on the dirt track last season after running on a course on the speedway's infield 1/4-mile oval in 2012.

 "It's awesome to have Global Rallycross back for a third consecutive year," said speedway president Marcus Smith. "These guys put on an unbelievable show and the fans enjoyed every second of it."

Expected to enter the event is defending Charlotte champion and X Games gold medalist, Scott Speed, a former NASCAR and Formula One driver. Also entered is 2014 X Games gold medalist Mitchell DeJong.

Qualifying is Friday, July 25. On-track action begins on Saturday, July 26 at 11 a.m. Gates open at 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. The main event on Saturday will be broadcast live on NBC at 2 p.m. ET.