Conor Daly will return to the Nitrocross circuit again this season as Dreyer and Reinbold Racing have given him another seat in the FC1-X for Rounds 2 and 3 of the season.
The American made his debut outing in Jay, Oklahoma for Round 1 at Midwest Outdoors where he got his first taste of the FC1-X. Being his first time out he struggled to come to grips with the car but soon found his footing and managed to hold his own in the heats. With his pace improving throughout the weekend, he finished eighth in the final avoiding any major incidents and having a clean race.
“Dreyer & Reinbold Racing is thrilled to have Conor Daly back with us for Round 2 and 3 of the Nitrocross season,” said team owner Dennis Reinbold. “His exceptional talent, dedication, and fearlessness have been evident in every race he’s participated in. We are confident that Conor’s presence on the team will continue to push us towards the top of the leaderboard, and we can’t wait to see him take on the challenging Utah Motorsports Campus”, DRR said in a press release.
With Daly’s return, he looks ahead to one of Nitrocross’ more extravagant tracks as the track has three total jumps including the 130-foot gap jump along with banked newly added “Talledega” turns. He should also see an improvement in his pace as much of the track has been converted to tarmac aiding in grip and speed for Group E, two aspects of racing the Indycar driver has plenty of experience with.
Daly stated, “I’m thrilled to be continuing with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing for the next rounds in Utah of the Nitrocross season. The first round was an incredible experience, and I am genuinely impressed with the dedication and professionalism of the team. Utah Motorsports Campus is a fantastic venue, and I’m eager to take on the unique challenges it presents. I’m excited to keep the momentum going and go for another strong showing!”
Daly joins forces with Robin Larsson, Andreas Bakkerud, and Fraser McConnell at DRR so he will have plenty of support to get up to proper speed this weekend. The Indycar driver can be seen racing this weekend 18/19 of August in Salt Lake City at the Utah Motorsport Campus.