Take a look at Chase Elliott’s rally car
Nitro Rallycross is getting set for their 2021 season finale. The division is supercross, but with cars instead of bikes.
The finale will run on December 4 and 5 at The FIRM in North Florida.
NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott will make his Nitro Rallycross debut in the event. Elliott has been exploring many disciplines of racing during the off-season, he’s adding rallycross to the list.
Several weeks ago, Kyle Busch made his debut with the series in Phoenix. Series founder Travis Pastrana visited the NASCAR event that weekend and was in talks with many other NASCAR drivers about running rallycross events.
Chase Elliott said, “I’m really looking forward to racing in Nitro RX at the season finale in Florida. I enjoy the challenge of trying out other forms of racing and have recently taken up dirt racing, so getting in a rallycross car is really appealing. Nitro RX is thrilling to watch and from what Travis Pastrana and some of the other drivers have told me, it is just as thrilling to be behind the wheel. I can’t wait.”
An image of Elliott’s machine has been posted to the CE store. It features sponsorship from AShoc and ziprecruiter.
Travis Pastrana comments
Travis Pastrana said, “It’s absolutely awesome for our sport to see NASCAR Cup champions like Chase Elliott and Kyle Busch compete in Nitro Rallycross.”
“Kyle had so much fun and a very impressive fourth place finish at Nitro Rallycross in Phoenix. Chase is bar none one of the greatest driving talents in motorsport, and having an elite driver of his caliber opens Nitro RX to a new audience. Chase joining us for the Florida finale is a great way to close out the 2021 series.”
“The track is being built right now so Chase will have as much time on it as anyone coming into this race. And with so much tarmac in Florida I wouldn’t be surprised to see Chase end up on the podium, but I would be very impressed.”
Pastrana added, “I look forward to seeing how his skills transfer over to all-wheel drive Supercars and can’t wait to go door to door with one of the youngest NASCAR Cup champion of all time.”
Nitro RX’s features turbocharged 600 hp vehicles. The four wheel drive machines race through dirt and asphalt surfaces with jumps in-between.
Other Drivers: Pastrana joins the field in Florida along with many others. Tanner Foust – the only driver in the world with victories in X Games, Global Rallycross, WRX, ARX and the European Rallycross Championship – Scott Speed, a three-time X Games gold medalist, three-time Global Rallycross champion, plus an F1 and NASCAR veteran – and more.
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