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Red Bull Global Rallycross
Pre-Race Notes – Port of Los Angeles
Round 12 of 12 in the 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross Season
Friday – Saturday, October 13-14, 2017
NBC will air coverage of the finals beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, October 14.
No. 14 M-Sport Fiesta for Austin Dyne
0.654 miles, 11 turns
The series returns to the Port of Los Angeles for the season-finale
Wheel-to-wheel action on dirt, asphalt and a signature 70-foot tabletop jump
NEWS & NOTES:
AUSTIN DYNE REWIND ON ROUNDS 10 & 11 AT SEATTLE’S EVERGREEN SPEEDWAY
“Seattle was one of the best weekends we have had. If it weren’t for some penalties and being crashed into we would have had better results.”
AUSTIN ON THE SEASON-FINALE IN LOS ANGELES
“The track is very similar to last year and we were pretty competitive last year. It’s a tough track with how tight it is. Its very hard to pass.”
This year’s layout bears a number of similarities to the 2016 course, which produced two down-to-the-wire championship rounds decided by a combined 11 points. At 11 turns and .654 miles, this year’s Los Angeles track is one of the most complex on the schedule and slightly shorter than last year’s .699-mile layout. The key differences come in the dirt section, which now features a square hairpin in Turns 8 and 9 before leading into the jump and hard left Turn 10. A majority of the track remains the same as in 2016, including the main straightaway, Joker Lap shortcut on the inside of Turn 3, and final corner sending drivers at speed to the finish line.
AUSTIN ON WHETHER THERE IS MORE PRESSURE DUE TO IT BEING HIS HOME RACE
“I wouldn’t say so but I seem to have a curse there and something crazy happens. Last year my hood broke and I had to drive the whole race with it up.”
AUSTIN ON THE 2017 SEASON TO DATE OVERALL
“This season has had some ups and downs. With a new program it took a little time to get things going but by the last few races it seems we have found some good speed out of the car and the team is working very well with each other.”
ABOUT AUSTIN DYNE
Dyne, a native of Los Angeles, California, got his start in racing in karting at the age of 15, progressed to the Skip Barber Regional series in 2010 and raced late model stock cars at Irwindale Speedway in 2011. He moved up to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, where he was the Rookie of the Year in 2012, and competed in the East division in 2013. Also in 2013, he made his move to Red Bull Global Rallycross in the GRC Lites class and earned a season-best second place at Bristol. He moved up to Supercar with Barracuda Racing in 2014 then competed for Bryan Herta Rallysport in 2015 where he earned his first podium (Daytona) and first pole (Barbados). For 2016, he started his own team — AD Racing — and finished a career-high eighth in points as well as added a second car to his team at Phoenix.
ABOUT RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS
The 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross season kicked off with a brand new event at Memphis International Raceway on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29. The new event represented the first of 12 rounds on this year’s championship schedule. For more information visit www.redbullglobalrallycross.com, or follow Red Bull GRC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @GRCseries.
WHERE TO WATCH RED BULL GRC
NBC and NBCSN will combine to produce more than 20 telecasts of the Red Bull GRC Supercar and GRC Lites series, and all events will be live streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. See above for broadcast times for this event.