Subaru Rally Team USA confirmed today a two car entry for the upcoming Global Rallycross Championship round in Seattle, Washington with ATKO at the wheel. HE will join 7-time Rally America National Champion David Higgins in a Subaru Tecnica International sponsored 2016 WRX STI rallycross car prepared by team technical partners Vermont SportsCar and Subaru Tecnica International (STI).
Subaru driver Chris Atkinson made a strong rallycross debut at the previous GRC round in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The former Subaru World Rally Team driver, with over 70 WRC starts in his career including 41 stage wins and six podiums, had never raced in rallycross before but seemed right at home, qualifying 6th fastest overall and finishing in 3rd position in his Semi-Final race to move on to the hotly contested Final. A tire puncture on the opening lap scrum stymied Atkinson’s result in the Final.
“It was great fun in Atlantic City and I felt at home in the car pretty quickly, we had a good result beside the tire puncture so I’m really looking forward to taking it another step in Seattle. I think the Seattle track should suit us well,” explained Atkinson.
Tickets remain on sale for Red Bull Global Rallycross Seattle, coming this September 16-17 at Evergreen Speedway. The race will be shown on Sunday, September 18 at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBC and streamed on Sunday, September 18 at 2 p.m. ET on Red Bull TV.