Timmy Hansen wins Supercar Gold at Nitro Rallycross first series stop

Timmy Hansen wins Supercar Gold at Nitro Rallycross first series stop

26.09.2021: - Steve Arpin and Kevin Hansen round out Supercar Podium in hotly contested final - George Megennis earns gold in NRX Next - The Action Shifts to ERX Motor Part in Minneapolis Next Weekend; - Stream Nitro Rallycross Live Here


- Steve Arpin and Kevin Hansen round out Supercar Podium in hotly contested final

- George Megennis earns gold in NRX Next

- The Action Shifts to ERX Motor Part in Minneapolis Next Weekend;

-  Stream Nitro Rallycross Live Here





After two days of high adrenaline racing, the first stop on Nitro Rallycross’ inaugural series culminated with a pair of action packed finals. In the Supercar class, Timmy Hansen (SWE) took first while George Megennis (USA) won in the NRX Next final held Sunday at Utah Motorsports Campus.  



Hansen advanced to the high stakes Supercar final, where he had to face off against Rallycross’ heavy-hitters, including Travis Pastrana, Tanner Foust and Scott Speed. The competition was fierce, and three cars – Foust’s, Andreas Bakkerud’s and Oliver Eriksson’s – were unable to finish.



Hansen had to overcome technical challenges of his own as well: an oil issue earlier in the day nearly took him out of action. But Hansen kept his cool under pressure and piloted his Red Bull Peugeot 208 NRX to win by nearly six seconds.



Hansen reclaimed his Nitro RX crown, having won its 2018 debut as a one-off race. This also was a double podium for the Hansen family: Timmy’s brother Kevin (SWE), himself a Nitro RX winner in 2019, took third place in his own Red Bull Peugeot 208 NRX. Steve Arpin (CAN) placed second in his HempFusion Hyundai i20.



“It was just unreal, I love this racetrack,” Timmy Hansen said afterwards. “It’s been such a great event… I’m so happy right now.” Arpin added, , “That is the most amazing race that I’ve ever been a part of.”


 

Nitro RX - SuperCar Final:




1    21    Timmy Hansen    SWE    6    4    6:00.387    -5.984

2    00    Steve Arpin    CAN    6    2    6:06.371    +5.984

3    9    Kevin Hansen    SWE    6    5    6:11.696    +11.309

4    35    Fraser McConnell    JAM    6    2    6:25.629    +25.242

5    41    Scott Speed    USA    6    6    6:28.762    +28.375

6    199    Travis Pastrana    USA    6    3    6:28.762    +28.375

    13    Andreas Bakkerud    NOR    0    0    DNF
    
    34    Tanner Foust    USA    0    0    DNF   

    16    Oliver Eriksson    SWE    0    0    DNF   



Timmy and Kevin Hansen had ties to the NRX Next field as well. George Megennis (USA) won in the second of two NRX Next rounds driving for the brothers’ #YellowSquad team.



Megennis bested Martin Enlund (SWE) and Caspoer Jansson (SWE), both of whom made the podium in Friday’s NRX
Next final.



 

NRX Next Final (Round Two):




1    9    George Megennis    USA    6    4    6:27.844    -2.028

2    60    Martin Enlund    SWE    6    2    6:29.872    +2.028

3    36    Casper Jansson    SWE    6    3    6:37.825    +9.981

4    55    Lane Vacala    USA    6    5    6:42.274    +14.430

5    24    Sage Karam    USA    6    4    6:48.375    +20.531

6    99    Eric Gordon    USA    6    4    6:56.872    +29.028

    52    Simon Olofsoon    SWE    0    0    DNF   




Next on the Nitro RX itinerary is ERX Motor Park near Minneapolis, Minnesota next weekend on October 2 and 3. Timmy Hansen and George Megennis will look to build on their early momentum, while Pastrana, Foust, Speed and the rest of the Supercar field, look to shake off today’s results and get back on the podium.



Nitro Rallycross’ inaugural 2021 series features 10 teams across seven car manufacturers – Audi, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, MINI, Peugeot and Subaru. A total of 21 drivers from five countries will continue to compete for the 2021 Nitro Rallycross crown through four more stops across the United States this year.



Tickets for Nitro Rallycross can be purchased at
https://www.nitrorallycross.com/calendar





2021 NITRO RALLYCROSS SCHEDULE

Oct. 2-3 // ERX Motor Park // Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nov. 13-14 // Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park // Phoenix, Arizona
Nov. 20-21 // Glen Helen Raceway // Southern California
Dec. 4-5 // The Firm // North Florida


 
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