We’re hosting a doubleheader: The Smith’s 350 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, paired with Global RallyCross Championship – on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Traditional auto racing fans know the Camping World Truck Series has earned a reputation of producing first-time winners and thrilling green-white-checkered finishes. And sometimes, when the pass for the lead – or the finish – is a little too close, someone goes home angry. It sets the stage for the next race: redemption, a breakthrough like a first win, maybe a little payback. It’s exciting racing with lots of new names and some familiar friendly faces.
This year, the Truck Series race is paired with the Sylvania SilverStar zXe Las Vegas Global RallyCross Championship. Two races for the price of one.
Star driver Tanner Foust describes Global RallyCross as “Racing for people with A.D.D. (attention deficit disorder). It’s all of the best, most entertaining parts of racing packed together in a short track. There’s jumping, sliding, door-to-door action in insanely-fast cars and the stars of the X Games – all packed into the track.
“It’s kind of like Supercross, where there are qualifying heats – five or six cars together in short races – in cars though. Small cars, like Ford Fiestas, Subarus and Hyundais.
“Early in my career I worked as an ice driving instructor. I got addicted to car control. The kind of driving you do once you’ve lost grip and you’re sideways.
If you’re a traditional fan who likes watching fast Trucks race on ovals or the new generation of motorsports enthusiast who likes to see cars flying through the air – then screaming sideways – our NASCAR Truck/GRC Saturday has you covered. Come for Onion, stay for Tanner.