Menzies Finishes Third in Inaugural Red Bull Frozen Rush
Global Rallycross veteran Bryce Menzies was one of eight off-road stars to compete in the inaugural Red Bull Frozen Rush, a one-off short course event that saw Pro 4 trucks compete head-to-head on the slopes of Sunday River Resort in Newry, ME. Competing for his own Menzies Motorsports squad, the longtime Pastrana Racing driver finished third in the event.
“I’m really happy with the outcome of the event,” said Menzies. “I’m just super pumped about this whole event, it went off so well. The fans, everybody that was here were cheering—I’m so happy about it. It felt really good to come out here for the first event of the year, and I look forward to the season coming up.”
Menzies earned the second seed in qualifying, less than one second off of top seed Rob MacCachren’s time. He dispensed of Greg Adler easily in the first round, but fell to teammate and eventual race winner Ricky Johnson in the semifinals. In the third place race, Menzies defeated MacCachren to earn a podium placement.
“I’m not a Pro 4 driver, I’m a Pro 2 driver, so coming in I knew it was going to be a struggle,” he added. “We went out and won our first heat race and went up against my teammate Ricky. I knew it was going to be hard so I threw everything at it, and coming down to the finish I felt like I had him. I just blew the last turn and right then and there I knew I lost it.
“Then I went up against Rob MacCachren, who was the fastest pretty much all week. Once I beat him, I thought we were doing pretty good—we got third and we got on the box.”
A longtime veteran of off-road racing with multiple TORC and SCORE championships to his name, Menzies has competed in 10 Global Rallycross events over the past two years. In 2013, his first full season as a GRC driver, he earned a best finish of sixth place at his home track in Las Vegas.
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