RallyX Nordic presented by Cooper Tires will be introducing a brand new entry-level class for junior CrossCar drivers in 2020, with this new category it will allow drivers as young as 12-years-old to participate and show their skills on top level.
Building on the success of the CrossCar class, this brand new CrossCar Junior class will be representing a cost-effective entry route into rallycross, aimed at drivers aged between 12 and 16, the lightweight Xtreme Junior CrossCar is simple to maintain and produces 80bhp from its 600cc four-stroke, four-cylinder motorcycle-derived engine, with revs limited to a maximum 9,300rpm. Keeping costs to a minimum, it can be easily converted for use in the ‘senior’ CrossCar/Crosskart class by increasing the revs and power.
CrossCar Junior will be joining RallyX Nordic together with Supercar, Supercar Lites and CrossCar at all eight rounds in 2020. Kicking off in Höljes, Sweden on 23/24 May, before heading to Nysum, Denmark on 6/7 June, Finnskogbanen, Norway on 25/26 July, a yet-to-be-confirmed track in Finland on 29/30 August and the championship finale at Tierp Arena, Sweden on 26/27 September.
“We are delighted to see CrossCar Junior join the RallyX Nordic package next year, I have no doubt it will be a great addition to what is already a superb series, and lowering RallyX Nordic’s minimum entry age by four years will open it up to a great many promising young talents.”
enthused Marko Jokinen, one of the main players in bringing the concept to Scandinavia.
“CrossCar Junior will be an inexpensive way to get into this exciting sport of ours, with no need to change the car when the driver reaches 16 – once the button is pressed to increase the revs, the seamless transition to CrossCar/Crosskart level is complete.
“Being on the RallyX Nordic bill also offers fantastic visibility for sponsors via the series’ first-rate TV coverage and livestreaming. Not only that, but the tracks on the calendar are legendary. For example, how many 12-year-olds can claim to have competed on the same circuit as the likes of Timmy Hansen, Andreas Bakkerud and Petter Solberg?
“We enjoyed a fantastic season of CrossCar/Crosskart competition in 2019, and we expect CrossCar Junior to follow much the same theme in 2020 as we look forward to discovering the future World Champions right here in the RallyX Nordic paddock.”