Red Bull Global Rallycross to Make Debut in Atlantic City
18 Apr, 2016
Red Bull Global Rallycross returns to the East coast with a brand new event in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on August 28. The race will take place at Bader Field, the first municipal airport licensed to serve both airplanes and seaplanes, and more recently a host to numerous concerts and festivals.
“Bader Field is a great location for Red Bull Global Rallycross,” said Red Bull GRC CEO Colin Dyne. “Its wide open spaces will allow us to design one of the fastest tracks of the season, while its proximity to major urban markets ensures that our many passionate fans from the northeast will have a home race to attend. We can’t wait to bring our high-octane brand of motorsport to Atlantic City for the first time!”
Located on the back bays of Atlantic City, Bader Field sits between the Atlantic City Expressway and world-famous Boardwalk. The Red Bull GRC track will take advantage of the historic municipal airfield to build one of its fastest tracks of the 2016 season. Spectators will be treated to multiple passing zones and clear views of the entire multi-surface course, including the series’ signature 70-foot jump.
“We are very excited to host this thrilling motorsport event for the first time in Atlantic City. The uniqueness of this event venue will allow racers and spectators to appreciate the surroundings Atlantic City has to offer,” said Jim Wood, president and CEO of Meet AC and the Atlantic City Sports Commission.
"Working cooperatively with AC Sports Commission, we are excited to announce this event at Bader Field for 2016,” said Gregory Allen, Vice President of Bader Field Sports, LLC of Midland Park, the redeveloper of Atlantic City's Bader Field. Bader Field Sports, LLC is the named redeveloper of the 142-acre parcel in Atlantic City, NJ.
Red Bull GRC’s most recent race in the northeast took place in 2014, when Tanner Foust claimed victory in the series’ visit to New York. Foust is among many of the world’s top rallycross drivers expected to compete in Atlantic City, alongside Brian Deegan, Bucky Lasek, and defending series champion Scott Speed.
Tickets for Red Bull GRC Atlantic City at Bader Field are on sale now. Adult GA tickets are available at early bird prices of $25 through July 24, while kids ages 12 and under are free with a ticketed adult. For more information and to purchase online, please visit http://www.redbullglobalrallycross.com/tickets.
About Red Bull Global Rallycross: Designed to produce some of the fastest and most exciting racing in motorsports, Red Bull Global Rallycross pits small production-based cars against each other in door-to-door racing featuring dirt, asphalt, and table-top jumps. With enhanced engineering and safety features, the cars produce 600 horsepower and can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in less than two seconds, and can also withstand 70-foot jumps and other vehicle contact. For more information visit www.RedBullGlobalRallycross.com.
The Atlantic City Sports Commission: The Atlantic City Sports Commission was officially formed on January 13, 2015 as a 501 (c)(3) organization with the support of Meet AC and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to attract sporting events, conventions and competitions to Atlantic City.