Event Coverage: Red Bull Global Rallycross Indianapolis


By a miracle, Arpin was able to keep his Fiesta off the SAFER barrier, but he finally spun out as he entered the main straight. He limped off the track, his race over. Meanwhile, yours truly was brushing shredded tire bits off his face. Maybe we should have ducked…
Austin Dyne was the next casualty of the heat, also with a punctured tire.  A second DNF to the weekend would make for quite a setback to his championship hopes.
Up front, Foust had pushed his way into the lead during the dirt transition and began to gap second place Atkinson. Foust took the checkered flag first, but would be penalized for turning down on Arpin and causing the crash between the two drivers. This would give Subaru a 1-2 with Atkinson and Sandell.
The Supercars boys kept it clean in the second race, with Scott Speed grabbing an early lead and running away from Cabot Bingham, Mitchell deJong, and Sebastian & Oliver Eriksson.  While both VWs were fast, Speed was nigh untouchable, his Beetle on absolute rails.
The first round of the Lites Semifinals required two attempts to get right. On the second lap, Travis PeCoy (far right), clipped the tire barrier in front of the Joker, blocking the track. The field of four re-gridded and made a second attempt. Cyril Raymond got a lightning start in both races, attempting to sweep every one of his races.
However, the Team Dirtfish car of Conner Martell was able to capitalize on a mistake by Raymond in the dirt and push his way past, taking the round win. James Rimmer and PeCoy finished 3rd and 4th.

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