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Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson PowerDork
2/5/14 9:19 a.m.

This looks cool. The new global Rallycross schedule has been announced and they are coming to Detroit. I wonder where, State fair grounds?

http://www.global-rallycross.com/?post_type=post&p=6947

May 17-18: Barbados
June 7: Austin, TX
June 21-22: Washington, DC
July 19-20: New York, NY
July 25-26: Charlotte, NC
August 2-3: Detroit, MI
August 22-23: Daytona, FL
September 19-20: Los Angeles, CA
September 26-27: Seattle, WA
November 5: Las Vegas, NV

captdownshift
captdownshift GRM+ Memberand Reader
2/5/14 9:32 a.m.

DC?!? where in DC would they be running?

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson PowerDork
2/5/14 9:36 a.m.
captdownshift wrote: DC?!? where in DC would they be running?

White house lawn?

captdownshift
captdownshift GRM+ Memberand Reader
2/5/14 9:47 a.m.

I don't know of any motorsports events in the area during that timeframe. After the DC Grand Prix I don't think that RFK would be an option, and it's during DC United's season. Unless they're counting Summit Point or Dominion as DC I'm stumped (no pun intended).

Wally
Wally GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/5/14 10:29 a.m.

I can't picture where they will run in NY but there are plenty of streets that would be perfect for it.

Mazda787b
Mazda787b Reader
2/5/14 11:24 p.m.
Adrian_Thompson wrote: This looks cool. The new global Rallycross schedule has been announced and they are coming to Detroit. I wonder where, State fair grounds?

Roosevelt Park like the dorifto event last fall?

I couldn't see them doing a 2nd motorsports event on Belle Isle.

drsmooth
drsmooth Reader
2/5/14 11:45 p.m.

Not quite Detroit but since most sanctioning bodies list Mosport, being located in Toronto.. I could see it at Waterford.. It is damn near a rally cross course already.. Add a few dirt jumps and it is ready to go.. Just hope the local residents don't burn down the control tower.

novaderrik
novaderrik PowerDork
2/6/14 3:22 a.m.

do it in, on, and around the old Packard factory...

mazdeuce
mazdeuce UltraDork
2/6/14 6:03 a.m.

The old Packard factory would be really cool.

Armitage
Armitage Reader
2/6/14 6:20 a.m.

I am also curious about the DC venue. With Summit giving WDCR RallyX the boot I'm guessing it's not going to be there. This could be an interesting venue for either perhaps...

captdownshift
captdownshift GRM+ Memberand Reader
2/6/14 7:24 a.m.

In reply to Armitage:

Their events do take place mainly on the pavement, so they'd use the main of newly enlarged Jefferson as their course of choice, being 2 weeks after hyperfest would allow for heavy promotion at hyperfest on the spectator side of things. GRC and WDCR are 2 completely different animals, and Summit hasn't chased off the LAtin American group, just the orchard runners. You bring up an interesting potential location though as Royce and Travis are close...

Armitage
Armitage Reader
2/6/14 7:26 a.m.

I had no idea GRC ran mostly on pavement. Is the Jefferson expansion complete already? We should have a GRM gathering at the event.

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson PowerDork
2/6/14 7:39 a.m.
Mazda787b wrote:
Adrian_Thompson wrote: This looks cool. The new global Rallycross schedule has been announced and they are coming to Detroit. I wonder where, State fair grounds?
Roosevelt Park like the dorifto event last fall? I couldn't see them doing a 2nd motorsports event on Belle Isle.

There was a Drift event in Detroit? I honestly had no idea!

Lof8
Lof8 GRM+ Memberand Reader
2/6/14 7:46 a.m.

Awesome! I will definitely be trying to hit the Daytona event.

92dxman
92dxman HalfDork
2/6/14 7:54 a.m.

Id love to go to the New York leg of the tour. Need to ponder how to convince Mrs. Dx.

Wally
Wally GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/6/14 8:08 a.m.

In reply to 92dxman:

I used warm relaxing Florida sunshine to sell the wife on my Rolex trip. Surely there is something in NY your bride may find interesting.

fidelity101
fidelity101 Dork
2/6/14 8:15 a.m.

Oh man, GRM mini meet for DET folks?

jde
jde Reader
2/6/14 10:18 a.m.

I read that the Detroit round will be at "Not Belle Isle."

Wonder if it will be MIS, although that probably falls close to their second NASCAR weekend.

Pity it overlaps Indycar/World Challenge at Mid-Ohio, otherwise.

BlueInGreen44
BlueInGreen44 New Reader
2/6/14 10:29 a.m.

Well hey, now I know what I want to put on my to-do list this summer.

captdownshift
captdownshift GRM+ Memberand Reader
2/6/14 10:32 a.m.

expect the new sonic GRC car to debut at detroit.

sachilles
sachilles SuperDork
2/6/14 10:39 a.m.
captdownshift wrote: expect the new sonic GRC car to debut at detroit.

Debuted at Charlotte last season. Ran the last two events.

captdownshift
captdownshift GRM+ Memberand Reader
2/6/14 11:46 a.m.

the drivetrain is being completely redeveloped, everything but the skin is supposed to be new for the 14 program

sachilles
sachilles SuperDork
2/6/14 3:00 p.m.

Interesting.

mazdeuce
mazdeuce UltraDork
2/6/14 4:32 p.m.

I want to go but the Austin round is during X games and in the summer. I'm too old for that nonsense.

Mazda787b
Mazda787b Reader
2/6/14 9:34 p.m.
Adrian_Thompson wrote:
Mazda787b wrote:
Adrian_Thompson wrote: This looks cool. The new global Rallycross schedule has been announced and they are coming to Detroit. I wonder where, State fair grounds?
Roosevelt Park like the dorifto event last fall? I couldn't see them doing a 2nd motorsports event on Belle Isle.
There was a Drift event in Detroit? I honestly had no idea!

I'm on mobile so I don't have a link handy, but they did right there in front of MCS in Roosevelt park. I know there are some YouTube videos floating around and a thread or 2 on Xceedspeed.

I was almost thinking Flat Rock Speedway, but not sure if there is enough room. I didn't make it to the LeMons race there to see how their "road course" was laid out.

There are numerous test tracks in the area obviously. Could also set something up in Pontiac (Silverdome? Centerpoint campus?) or even at the Willow Run plant. Longshot I'd say would be City Airport or something along the Riverfront if GM gets involved.

Is Chrysler confirmed out for 2014 still?

On a side note, a Detroit meet or three is in order once it gets warmer.

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