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General Motors announced today that it began construction on a new facility in Pontiac, Mic. that will serve as the new home to its racing powertrain development effort.
Rally Cross is gaining a name for itself in America. After already finding a solid foothold in Europe, the second race in the series is scheduled to take place in Texas this weekend.
One of the most highly anticipated sports events to be held in America this year is the 17th meeting of the X Games, and this years event will get an extra dose of excitement.
At this years event, which will be held in Los Angeles, CA. will feature a RallyCross circuit on the streets of LA. This course through downtown LA will be the first of its kind and will surely please the crowd.
It’s already got Tanner Foust all excited. The co-host of Top Gear America will be competing again this year and said, “Having RallyCross at last year’s X Games was a huge step for the sport, but racing through city streets is how motorsport began. Being in the car, ripping through streets, cranking the handbrake through intersections while door-to-door and jumping next to buildings is going to be truly epic! I can’t wait!”
The games main broadcaster, ESPN will be pulling out all the stops for the coverage of this event. They will cover 25 hours of events in high-definition and 18 hours of 3D coverage will also be provided.
The games will take place between July 28 – 31 and will be broadcasted in 121 countries.
Proving that Ken Block isn’t the only one who can wreck a rally car, driver Jimmy Keeney takes to the air in his Subaru WRX STI for a spectacular end-over.
Keeney severely damaged his car, but luckily not himself, competing at the Global RallyCross Championship at Irwindale Speedway over the weekend.
Attempting to hit the tricky 70 foot jump when competing against Marcus Dodd in the runoffs, Keeney looks to get a bit too much air, bouncing and then coming down on the nose of the car and initiating the end-over.
If it’s any consolation, at least Kenney is sharing the weekend’s headlines with rally legend Marcus Gronholm who took home the victory.
See the video after the jump: