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U.S. Rallycross at the double

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European regular Liam Doran in action on his US debut

This weekend’s installment of the U.S. Rallycross Championship will feature two separate events over the course of the two days.

Saturday and Sunday will each host a round of the championship, meaning that the inaugural running of the series will comprise four rounds.

Organisers have opted to alter the format for rounds three and four, with a shorter configuration of the New Jersey Motorsports Park being used, which is hoped will provide a more intense and exciting spectacle.

Included in the new 0.6 mile long configuration is the “Lightbulb” section of the NJMP complex, which will add to the already hotly anticipated level of action on show.

Series regulars Travis Pastrana, Dave Mirra and Tanner Foust will all feature once again in New Jersey, and will be joined by Rhys Millen, Andrew Comrie-Picard and an extensive international entry.

Britain’s Liam Doran will once again make the journey to the U.S.A to compete in his Citroen C4, and he will be joined by fellow European Rallycross driver Frode Holte, and the 2010 series champion, Sverre Isachsen.

Despite having not competed in the U.S. Rallycross series so far in 2010, Isachsen will be familiar to a good portion of the spectators, after he took part in this years X Games.

Of the international entrants, Liam Doran took part in the second round held last month, but suffered with problems throughout. He will be looking to show the American fans what he is capable of, and take victory this weekend.

Sverre Isachsen will line-up in his Ford Focus STI, which he drove to the European crown this year, and he will also be looking to cement his place at the top of this racing discipline.

Norwegian Frode Holte will transport his Volvo C30 to the U.S.A, after finishing a credible seventh in the European standings this year.

Tanner Foust knows how strong the European contingent are, after competing with them in a selection of European events this year.

The timing of the final rounds of the U.S series coincides with the conclusion of the European season, which has given many of the leading drivers head over to America to compete, for a multitude of reasons.

Some are competing to further their presence for sponsors, to get extra competitive mileage under their belts, and some are there for the fun of rallycross, and the whole new experience the U.S. Series provides.

Speaking of the rise of the racing format in America Sverre Isachsen said “The development of Rallycross in the USA is very exciting, and I want to be a part of that development. Therefore I will send both my car and my trailer by boat to New York. From New York it’s just a short drive to the New Jersey Motorsports Park venue”.

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