Austin Dyne Completes Ice Testing Program In Sweden
In preparation for the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross season, GRC Lites driver Austin Dyne traveled to Sweden this week to participate in a series of offseason test sessions. Dyne spent multiple days testing a GRC Lites car on the ice at Kall Auto Lodge, located about 90 minutes northwest of Ostersund.
“I had so much fun driving on the ice track, and I learned a lot,” said Dyne. “It’s crazy to be on a frozen lake testing, and amazing how much grip the studded tires have on the ice!”
Dyne worked with Olsbergs MSE principal Andreas Eriksson and fellow GRC Lites driver Kevin Eriksson to hone his skills on Kall’s ice track. Kall Auto Lodge is also the home of Flatout Sweden Rallycross School, led by GRC Supercars veteran and 2013 X Games medalist Patrik Sandell.
In 2013, Dyne made his rallycross debut in GRC Lites, finishing sixth in series standings on the heels of an impressive runner-up finish in Bristol and appearances in four of the six main events. On two separate occasions, he competed in both GRC Lites and stock car events on the same weekend, making the Lites final in both cases.
Images via Austin Dyne Instagram