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Dodge Dart Team Set For Global Rallycross Races In Munich

MUNICH, Germany (Friday, June 28, 2013) – Two races are on the Global Rallycross schedule here this weekend during X Games Munich. Saturday’s race is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. (EDT) with Sunday’s event set for 11:00 a.m. (EDT). Saturday’s race will be televised live by ESPN3.com with a replay on ABC at 7:00 p.m. Sunday’s event will be televised live by ESPN and ESPN3.com. at 11:00 a.m.

Gary Johnson, SRT Motorsports Racing Manager, is in Munich for the doubleheader and provided these comments about Friday’s activities.

“Today was only jump practice. It’s a really beautiful track here; they’ve done a great job putting it together.

“I think the Dodge Darts are going to be pretty strong at this event because of the type of course – it’s fairly long and fast with a couple of sweepers. We have Timur (Timerzyanov) replacing Travis (Pastrana) this weekend. He’s a well-established Rallycross driver. And, of course, Bryce (Menzies) is eager to have a good weekend.

“Timur knows what he likes in a setup; he has a lot of knowledge about this type of racing. The team is reacting, setting the car up to what he likes. It seems to be working based on what we’ve seen today. I think tomorrow’s race is going to be interesting.

We actually have practice, qualifying and the race tomorrow and it’s the same on Sunday, everything in one day.”

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Photo credit: Alison Merion Padron

Pastrana Racing Reveals 2013 GRC Program

After a debut season that included a victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Pastrana Racing is proud to announce a two-car lineup for the 2013 Global Rallycross Championship season.

Team owner Travis Pastrana will return to the No. 199 Red Bull/Discount Tire Dodge Dart for six of nine races in the GRC season. Pastrana competed in five races in 2012, winning at New Hampshire and finishing ninth in GRC points with a brand new car. Pastrana won medals in the first four rally events in X Games history, including a gold medal in the debut year of 2006, and holds the world record for the longest jump in a rally car (269 feet).

“We had a really great program with the Dodge Dart last year,” said Pastrana. “But I think we’ve got the car a lot better this year. Last year I only finished one race, but we won that one! I feel like we’re a lot more prepared coming into this season.”

Bryce Menzies will join Pastrana in the No. 99 Red Bull/America’s Tire Dodge Dart and compete for the GRC championship in all nine races. Menzies made his GRC debut at last year’s X Games in Los Angeles, and returned to the series in last year’s season finale at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Menzies boasts multiple off-road championships and race wins, as well as an appearance in Red Bull’s Kluge video.

“I’m just really excited to be a part of Pastrana Racing,” said Menzies. “My expectations are pretty high. We have an amazing team—Travis Pastrana is a great guy, he puts a lot of effort into making an awesome team. We have an awesome car. As long as we stay consistent, and we can make the right changes to the car and work together, I think we’re going to be a good contender for the championship this year.”

The cars will be prepared at DirtFish Rally School, a 60-acre, purpose-built training ground in Snoqualmie, Washington. The team will be led by Ian Davies, a longtime engineer in both rally and rallycross with World Rally Championship and GRC experience.

“We’ve got a great affinity between the technicians, the management, and the athletes themselves,” said Lee Clark, CEO of DirtFish Rally School. “The sport for 2013 and beyond is stepping up a level. The technical sophistication of the whole sport is moved up to the highest level now. And I think that’s the piece that DirtFish sees as most exciting.”

“Last year, looking down the pit lane, at the other teams, they seemed to have a very good vibe, and they were well organized,” said Davies. “I thought that this is a team that I feel I could be part of, and we could take further. This year we want to try and be along with the front contenders.”

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