Americas Rallycross (ARX) announced today an expanded 2019 ARX and ARX2 schedule, including two new events in the Midwest at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Gateway Motorsports Park, marking the championship’s first visit to America’s heartland.
The calendar includes six ARX Supercar events and nine ARX2 events from June through October.
The season begins at the historic Mid-Ohio Sports Car course, June 8-9. The 10-turn, 0.7-mile circuit will be located in the legendary “keyhole” section of the circuit, providing fans with a view of the entire course.
The series will then travel southwest to Gateway Motorsports Park in July. The 1.25-mile oval, just outside of St. Louis, Missouri in nearby Madison, Illinois, will house the ARX of Gateway and will mark Gateway’s first-ever rallycross event.
In August, the streets of Trois-Rivieres in Canada will once again host the ARX and ARX2 series alongside the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. After a dominating performance at the popular venue last season, DirtFish Motorsports driver and 2018 ARX2 Champion, Conner Martell is looking forward to returning to the street circuit.
ARX also returns to Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas on September 28 before concluding the season with a second trip to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio, October 5-6.
“We are delighted to reveal our 2019 schedule which includes events in America’s heartland,” said Paul Bellamy, Senior Vice President of IMG Motorsports, the series promoter.
“Our new multi-year partners at Mid-Ohio and Gateway Motorsports Park are great additions to our ongoing partnerships with Circuit of The Americas in Austin and the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres in Canada as we expand our presence in North America.
“Cooper Tires has been an amazing partner to work with over the years and we are delighted to have them become a title sponsor of their ‘home’ event, the Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio.”
Scott Speed, the 2018 ARX Supercar Champion, viewed the expanded calendar for 2019 as a critical step in the growth of world-class rallycross in North America.
“It’s super important to get these tracks off the ground and to get grass roots rallycross racing off the ground and going,” he said. “I think it speaks well for the future of the sport and I feel like the timing is right for this sport to really take off in our country.”