January 31, 2019, St. Louis Region – Americas Rallycross (ARX) today announced its 2019 schedule which includes an inaugural event at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois. The inaugural ARX rallycross event at GMP is scheduled for July 13-14.
ARX is a North American-based rallycross championship fielding action sports stars, world-class manufacturers and competing in premier locations around the continent. ARX is the next evolution of the high-speed, action-packed world of rallycross. Rallycross is the fastest-growing form of racing in the world. Short races, viewer-friendly asphalt-and-dirt circuits with 600-horsepower production-based race cars make for exciting racing. IMG, the global sports and entertainment agency, is the promoter and commercial rights holder of the series.
“We are excited to host this incredible new series and showcase our specially-designed rallycross track at Gateway Motorsports Park. We strive to offer a wide variety of entertaining events and it’s our belief that the America’s Rallycross Series is another tremendous addition to our schedule. The motorsports fans of the St. Louis-Metro East region continue to support a wide array of events at our venue and we expect their enthusiasm to continue with this great addition,” said Gateway Motorsports Park Executive Vice President and General Manager Chris Blair.
The 2019 ARX season will begin and conclude at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and includes GMP, Circuit of the Americas in Texas and Trois-Rivieres in Quebec.
“We are delighted to reveal our 2019 schedule which includes a foray into America’s heartland,” said Paul Bellamy, Senior Vice President of IMG Motorsports, the series promoter. “Our new multi-year partners at Gateway Motorsports Park and Mid-Ohio 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. We are pleased to bring our high-octane brand of action to motorsports fans and sports lovers in the U.S. seeking a four-wheeled adrenaline rush.”
“It’s the growth of rallycross in America; these are permanent tracks that are going in and developing,” said 2018 ARX Supercar champion Scott Speed. “It’s super important to get these tracks off the ground and to get grassroots rallycross racing off the ground and going. 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 this country.”
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About Gateway Motorsports Park
Gateway Motorsports Park is the home of INDYCAR, NASCAR and NHRA racing in the St. Louis region. Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering more than 340 acres, Gateway Motorsports Park is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the area. Gateway Motorsports Park’s facilities include a 1/4-mile drag strip, 1.25-mile superspeedway, 1.6-mile road course, a state-of-the-art karting facility and a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue. Gateway Motorsports Park was the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Facility of the Year Award from the Race Track Business Conference and the 2017 Spirit of St. Louis Award from St. Louis Attractions Association.