Americas Rallycross ChampionshipOff RoadOtherRallycross

Rallycross: ARX Comes To An End

1 Mins read
Credit: ARX / IMG

The Americas Rallycross Championship will not be continued, meaning 2019 was the last ARX season.

ARX began in 2018 as a spiritual successor to Global Rallycross. There were four rounds, three of which supported the FIA World Rallycross Championship.

In 2019, the series expanded to six events but only seven cars have competed this season. Tanner Foust took the title in an eventful season, just a dozen points ahead of Chris Atkinson and a further point in front of Patrik Sandell.

IMG said in a statement: “After consultation with a wide group of stakeholders and interested parties, IMG has taken the difficult decision to not extend the Americas Rallycross Championship beyond the 2019 season.

“We would like to thank our passionate fans, teams, drivers, partners and event hosts for their support and participation in Americas Rallycross.”

At the moment, rallycross in the US is uncertain. With no North American round in next year’s World RX, plus the demise of ARX, expect more news to emerge in the next few months.

The success of the Nitro World Games and Nitro Rallycross may lead to more Nitro RX-esque events so this could be the opportunity that Travis Pastrana and his Nitro RX team have been looking for to create a Nitro RX series.

Perhaps, some of the ARX drivers and teams may look to compete in selected World RX events. Anything is possible at this moment in time.

153 posts

About author
Love sport, especially motorsport. Fan of F1, Formula E, IndyCar, BTCC, Rallycross and V8 Supercars. So not too much then. Covering World RX for The Checkered Flag.
Related posts
Off Road

Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Class of 2024 revealed

3 Mins read
Ken Block, Marlin Czajkowski, Johnny Greaves, Jimmy Lewis, Rod Millen, Jon Nelson, Mike Pearlman, John Rettie, Pete Sohren, Scott Steinberger and Evelyn Tallman-Duceshi comprise the ORMHOF’s 2024 class.
Off Road

Dakar alumnus Joey Evans to run Baja 1000 with Adaptive Sports Fund

2 Mins read
Joey Evans, who was paralysed in a 2007 accident but went on to race the Dakar Rally a decade later, now plans to challenge the equally legendary Baja 1000 in November as an Ironman rider.
Off Road

Beaten Ryan Beat beats the field at ERX

3 Mins read
The ERX Off-Road National was a wild affair in the Pro classes, from Dylan Parsons and Chris Van Den Elzen’s Pro SPEC battle to Ryan Beat overcoming broken bones to win Pro 2.