NOLA Motorsports Park will host the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship for the first time on Saturday, June 23. The “Red Bull GRC New Orleans” will mark the first time that professional rallycross action has taken place in Louisiana, and will be the tour’s only stop in the southeastern United States for the season. Red Bull GRC New Orleans will serve as the fourth round of the series’ 12-round, international championship for 2018.
“Red Bull Global Rallycross’ first visit to New Orleans will undoubtedly be one of the most exciting events of our 2018 season, and we look forward to making our debut at NOLA Motorsports Park,” said Red Bull GRC CEO Colin Dyne. “Both Red Bull GRC and NOLA are known for innovative and forward-thinking approaches to auto racing, making our new partnership a perfect fit and welcome addition to this year’s schedule.”
The purpose-built NOLA rallycross course will include dirt sections and portions of the permanent road course.
“We are excited to be hosting Red Bull Global Rallycross at Louisiana’s world class motor-tainment venue,” said Francisco Christian, CEO and Experience Creator of NOLA Motorsports Park. “NOLA Motorsports Park was built to host adrenaline action sport events and this is one of the most exciting out there right now. In a city known for taking it easy, this will be a great weekend for guests to take in the music, the food and the racing action. We are going to show the fans the true meaning of ‘Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler’ (Let the good times roll)!”
Multiple Red Bull GRC Supercar champions Scott Speed and Tanner Foust are expected to highlight the Supercar entry list, while future rallycross stars of GRC Lites and new Polaris RZR side-by-side class will round out the three unique classes of racing this season.