Chase Elliott returns to Arizona Nitro Rallycross

Rallycross fever seems to have bitten Chase Eliot enough for him to wish for another run. On Thursday, Nitro Rallycross announced that Elliott will be rejoining the series for Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park on 12./13.11. He will drive an FC1-X in the Group E class Dreyer & Reinbold Racing JC.

Elliott made his rallycross debut at the 2021 season finale Florida International Rally and Motorsports Park, where he reached the final and finished eighth. While NASCAR Cup Series The points leader and 2020 champion is better known for his road racing. Recently he has shown interest in dirt competitions such as sprint cars and quarter dwarfs.

The Wild Horse Pass round takes place a week after NASCAR Championship Weekend Phoenix racetrack, which is less than forty miles away. With cup driver Kyle Bush drove the 2021 Nitro RX race there in the same supercar as Elliott.

“As we prepare for the USA, we are delighted to welcome back Chase Elliott for Phoenix,” said Nitro RX founder and former NASCAR driver Travis Pastrana. “The return of a NASCAR Cup Series champion of Chase’s caliber is so great and reinforces our goal of challenging the best and most fearless drivers in motorsport and providing fans with unprecedented racing excitement. But on the day of the race, it’s definitely still a matter of the checkered flag.”

It seemed only a matter of time before Elliott returned to Nitro RX. Nitro Rallycross owner Thrill One Sports & Entertainment signed a multi-year partnership with A SHOC performance energy Early 2022, and the energy drink brand has sponsored Elliott and his cup team Henrik Motorsport since 2021.

For now, Elliott is only signed for the Arizona race as it’s the only American date on the 2022/23 calendar without a scheduling conflict with NASCAR (outside the United States, Saudi Arabia and Trois-Rivières also don’t meet).

“So excited to be slamming doors again with Travis at Nitro Rallycross in Phoenix.” commented Elliot. “Last year was so much fun. I had a great ride, the track was unreal. Flying over gap jumps definitely took some getting used to at first. But the thrill of showing off your skills on a track like this while going up against the best in rallycross is something I couldn’t get enough of.”

He is joined by full-time competitors at DRR JC Andreas Bakkerud, Robin Larsonand Fraser McConnell. Larsson and Bakkerud each won the first two races of the season at Lydden Hill and Strängnäs. Ole Christian Veiby and World Rallycross legend Johan Kristoffersson have also piloted Group E cars for the team.

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