Looking to finish his Global RallyCross Championship (GRC) season strong, Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen will be hitting the track in his Bluebeam-sponsored Ford Fiesta during the season finale taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center today and tomorrow. The convention center’s Gold Lot has been transformed into a rallycross super circuit with pavement to dirt transitions and a high-flying, 70-foot gap jump. Many of the racers have commented that this will be one of the most competitive tracks of the season because it moves away from the NASCAR style track they have become accustomed to. In fact, it’s similar to a European style track, which should give Topi an edge. The track saw its first casualty yesterday when David Binks crashed his eBay Ford Fiesta after coming up short on the gap jump during practice runs. He was taken to hospital for precautionary measures, but was back on the track today.
Gates will open at 3:00 p.m. Pacific today and tomorrow with on track activity starting at 4:30 p.m. The main event is scheduled for Tuesday at 6:10 p.m. Full race coverage can be seen live on ESPN2 and ESPN3 starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
Good Luck Topi! And, remember to keep on PDFin’.