📆 EVENT DATE: Fri 10/13 - Sat 10/14
🚏 HOST TOWN: Los Angeles, CA.
🕙 TIME ZONE: Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7)
✈️ NEAREST MAJOR AIRPORT: LAX (Los Angeles Intl Airport)
⛈ WEATHER: Mostly sunny. 0% chance of rain. High 79ºF. Low 60ºF
📺 LIVE TV (NBC): Sat 10/14 4:30pm ET
☑️ This is the final round of the 2017 Red Bull GRC season.
☑️ Unlike last year, GRC LA is a single header event.
☑️ The course layout should be very similar to last year's track in the same location. There is a minor difference in the approach angle to the jump and the course is slightly shorter which makes it the shortest track of the season.
☑️ Chris Atkinson won pole position in Los Angeles last year and he also was the pole-sitter at the last race in Seattle. Patrik Sandell also won pole position at GRC Seattle II.
☑️ Although Patrik Sandell was driving for a different team, he finished third at GRC Los Angeles II last year.
☑️SRTUSA now has 3 podiums in the last 4 rounds, and 4 podiums total this year in GRC (2 each for Chris Atkinson and Patrik Sandell)
☑️ Subaru weekend ahead! We'll have a Qualifying on Friday, Heats and the Supercar Final on Saturday. On Sunday, both the SRTUSA drivers and some of the team members will attend Subiefest near Pasadena.
☑️ Free admission on Friday to watch the practice and qualifying. For Saturday tickets, use the promo code, SRTUSA20 for 20% off discounted tickets.
📈 TRACK DATA:
TRACK LENGTH: 0.654 miles
TRACK SURFACE: Pavement 73% / Dirt 27%
JOKER LAP: Shortcut before Turn 3; .616 miles
JUMP TYPE: Dirt tabletop
TICKETS: CLICK HERE - 20% off general admission promo code “SRTUSA20”.
📝 QUOTES: CHRIS ATKINSON (#55 SUBARU WRX STI)
"It's really exciting to be heading to LA, where we have good memories from last year. But I almost wish the season didn’t end here, with the improvements SRTUSA keep making, it would be great to have a few more rounds as we keep becoming more and more competitive. Finally, I really want to thank everyone in the team and all the Subaru supporters for this great year and I will be doing everything I can to finish the season on a high."
PATRIK SANDELL (#18 SUBARU WRX STI)
"I’m very excited to be back in LA this week. It’s a track and a place that I have been successful at and had numbers of podiums for the last couple of years. Last year I was leading the final for most of the laps but I ended up finishing third. This year, it’s time to win for Subaru.
With the momentum Subaru has been having for the last couple of races, I’m even more excited about the LA event this weekend! It seems we have done everything right lately and it would be fantastic if we could finish the season strong with another podium or even a win for Subaru."
DAN ANCTIL (SRTUSA RALLYCROSS EVENT MANAGER / SPOTTER FOR #55/ATKINSON):
"We are excited to return to LA this year. The team has a history of doing well in LA and to be able to return to a known track layout, with considerably better cars is exciting! We've been able to improve throughout the year on our racecraft and team strategy so to combine a known track, better cars and an improved strategy should result in nothing less than excellence in LA. We'll be giving it everything we have to end the year on a high."
⏰ TIME TABLE
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 201
1:00 PM: Gates Open
1:35 PM: Supercar Practice
3:15 PM: Supercar Final Practice
4:00 PM: Intermission
5:30 PM: Supercar Qualifying
6:00 PM: SRTUSA Live Q&A Session on Facebook Live
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017
9:00 AM: Gates Open
9:45 AM: Supercar Round One Heats
10:40 AM: Supercar Round Two Heats
11:40 AM: Supercar Round Three Heats
12:40 PM: Supercar Semifinals
1:05 PM: Intermission/Driver Introductions
2:05 PM: Supercar Final
2:50 PM: Awards Ceremony
3:30 PM: Driver Autograph Session