United Sportscar Championship, NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series, and IndyCar Series are the competitions that take the time and effort of the Chip Ganassi Racing guys. But it doesn’t seem to be enough, they need another competition. And it’s confirmed that this competition is the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship.
And to make sure they are pretty much serious about the competition, a pair of reliable Ford Fiesta STs will be on track for the whole 2015 season, with Canadian Steve Arpin in the No. 00 car, while Brian Deegan will get the other Ford, with the No. 38 on it.
A rallycross driver needs to have multiple skills to tame the car and the different surfaces that appear during the competition, and both Deegan and Arpin are pretty experienced, not only in rallycross but in other racing disciplines.
Arpin competed on GRC in 2013 and 2014 but his experiences in NASCAR as well in dirt track racing and even snowmobile racing are points worth of notice. Deegan is an X-Games gold medalist, freestyle motorcross rider and usual podium finisher in the Global Rallycross since 2011, even getting close to a title in 2012, when he lost to Tanner Foust by only 10 points.
And, if you miss the IndyCar battles between Ganassi and Andretti, you can take a look at GRC as Andretti Autosport will go to their second year of competition with double champion Tanner Foust and with ex-F1 racer Scott Speed in their new pair of Volkswagen Beetles.