07 Mar 2019
Americas Rallycross, Loenbro Motorsports, Cooper Tyres, and DirtFish Rally School have teamed up to offer this year’s ARX2 champion an impressive prize package that includes a test in a supercar.
The winner of the one-make support category will receive a test in one of Loenbro Motorsports’ newly-upgraded Ford Fiesta ST supercars following the season finale at Mid Ohio in October. The test will also come with coaching from Loenbro driver Steve Arpin.
“I was fortunate to have many forms of support when I started down this path. From drivers like Carl Edwards and Kenny Wallace, to people that believed in me, like my family, Paul and Jon Leach, the Nelson family, and many more,” said Arpin. “For young drivers nowadays, it’s tough. There’s a ton of competition, the social media world has added an entirely new element to it and kids are starting younger and younger these days.”
“To be able to help influence and help develop some young drivers through the ARX2 Mentorship Program – especially eager ones that are wanting to work hard and learn – it’s going to be awesome to be able to help the next generation in some of the ways that people supported me along the way.”
In addition to the test, the 2019 ARX2 champion will have their entry fees for either the 2020 ARX or ARX2 season waved. They will also receive all of their Cooper Tyres for the 2020 season for free.
Finally, DirtFish will also offer four free one-day courses at their Seattle facility in a specially-prepared Subaru.
“The ARX2 class is the foundation of the Americas Rallycross Championship. The drivers competing here are the future of the sport and it is important that we support them as they look to make a career in Rallycross,” said Jordan Martindale, Series Director, Americas Rallycross. “We are delighted to have our founding partner, Cooper Tires, work together with us on developing the ARX2 Mentorship Program and we all believe that the skills passed on from drivers, teams and industry experts will play a big part in furthering the on and off-track racing education of those entering the series.”