Behind the Scenes: RedBull Global Rallycross

David S.
By David S. Wallens
Jun 24, 2015

Block dominated Saturday’s practice and qualifying sessions but wrecked in the feature. After a day of mechanical issues, Volkswagen Andretti driver Tanner Foust bounced back to take Saturday’s win.
As Saturday’s action wrapped up, a severe thunderstorm passed through the area. Despite the weather, that evening’s autograph session was packed with many specifically seeking time with Ken Block.
In addition to the factory-backed Supercars, the weekend’s card also features the spec GRC Lites. Collete Davis appeared in our October 2011 issue and now the 21-year-old is running in GRC Lites.
The mid-engined GRC Lites cars are designed for quick repairs.
There’s not much up front, either.
Geoff Sykes is also using the Lites cars to move up to the Supercars. Between sessions, he studied video shot earlier that day.
Even though Daytona has garages, all teams operate out of their own tents, offering the crowd a front row view.
We got to see those crews in action, too. Foust’s Volkswagen returned to the paddock with a bobbling right-front wheel. Less than half an hour later it was back on track.
Packed grandstands, friendly people and plenty of sun.
After Sunday’s racing, more autographs. Tanner signed a tire.
A fan asked Bucky Lasek to sign a T-shirt. Bucky then had the entire team add their autographs, too.

RedBull Global Rallycross descended upon Daytona International Speedway this past weekend, bringing their extreme motorsport to our hometown for a double-feature. We’ll take an in-depth look at the series in the magazine, but here’s a quick behind-the-scenes peek.

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92dxman Dork
6/25/15 2:17 p.m.

This was really cool to watch on tv. Its a shame the closest event to me would be Washington DC

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/25/15 2:30 p.m.
92dxman wrote: This was really cool to watch on tv. Its a shame the closest event to me would be Washington DC

Yeah, they can't visit everywhere. It's a cool show, and the fans get good access. While I was walking to my car at the end of the day, I realized that Scott Speed was doing the same. He called me "sir," too.

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