Gladiators of Global Rallycross Primed for Battle in Saturday Doubleheader at Bristol Motor Speedway
Outfitted to withstand 70-ft. jumps yet still capable of rocketing from 0 to 60 mph in just under two seconds, Global Rallycross Super Cars are set to launch from the Bristol Motor Speedway starting line on Saturday in what drivers are confident will be an impressive show.
"Everything is so close," said current Rallycross points leader Toomas Heikkinen. "This is a great track. It's going to be a really great race."
The series inaugural trip around the World's Fastest Half Mile features a custom-designed course which challenges drivers to pilot their cars on both dirt and concrete while navigating drift turns, jumps and water elements.
"I saw when we drove in today that you call this place the Last Great Coliseum," said Olsbergs MSE team owner Anders Ericksson. "It's fitting. These guys are gladiators."
The warriors of Global Rallycross are featured in this weekend's doubleheader at BMS. Beginning at 2:30 p.m. with the Monster Truck Pit Party/Global Rallycross Paddock party, fans get up-close-and-personal with the stars of the sports and their awe-inspiring machines.
At 4:30 p.m., Global Rallycross takes to the track and after competing in a series of elimination heat races, ten drivers will battle in a winner-take-all final to determine the Bristol's GRC champion.
Following GRC action, some of the biggest names in monster trucks rumble into the Bristol Motor Speedway bull ring, pulverizing any obstacle in their way during the Thompson Metal Monster Truck Madness presented by Beef O'Brady's. Bigfoot, War Wizard, Samson, Stone Crusher and more will race around the infield during two qualifying rounds and eliminations. After a racing champion is crowned, the trucks return for everyone's favorite event - freestyle, where drivers perform stunts and moves you never thought possible.
In addition to the thrill of freestyle, the night's action also includes high-flying stunts from motocross Team FMX as well as crowd-favorite Megasuarus's transformation into a fire-breathing, car-crunching machine.
After the trucks and Megasaurus finish leveling the course, spectators may re-enter the pits for a post-event party with the drivers.
Tickets to experience this one-of-a-kind show are just $25 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and under so CLICK HERE or call (423)-BRISTOL and reserve your seats today.