Industry News 5/23/2012

B$Z: Sean Geiser moving to Global RallyCross Championship

Sean Geiser moving to Global RallyCross Championship

Sean Geiser and his team are announcing their move from Off-Road short course to the Global RallyCross Championship for 2013.

Sean Geiser was driven to succeed at the top level, Sean was groomed to win as one of the Monster Energy Drink Team Green Kawasaki Motocross Riders, the most prestigious off road team at the time. After racing and competing against the best riders in the nation, Sean began to explore opportunities to race at a higher level that would keep him out of the hospital. Through 2009 and 2010 Sean advanced to an Unlimited Prolite truck to compete in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Sean has been called “the hottest driver in the series” by the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series in 2010.

Sean and his team are putting together a strong program to compete at the highest levels in the Global RallyCross Championship and are in current discussions with a number of corporate sponsors and manufactures for his 2013 endeavors and will announce his official partners in coming months. His long time motorsports marketing agency, Drive Motorsports International will be continuing to consult with the young talent and as always ensuring all of his partners are achieving the most progressive results possible. 

Sean’s list of accomplishments also includes multiple podium finishes and Rookie of the year and an endorsement deal with LOSI RC Vehicles to have a Sean Geiser LOSI Edition RC Truck and Rally Car that is available internationally. Sean has spent the last few seasons as a driver for the world famous Geiser Bros., the global leader in off road race truck manufacturing. His versatile talent, which translates to any race car, has created broad international appeal with media and fans. Now Sean is bringing his passion and personality to the Global RallyCross Championship and X-Games RallyCross with one goal: To win in the fastest growing racing series in the US and compete for a driver championship in a top-level racing series.

“I’m really looking forward to competing in GRC next year, “stated Sean Geiser. “I’ve been watching Rallycross for years now and this is a natural progression for me. I love the fact that they take pavement, dirt and gravel then put it all together with jumps! Its high flying door to door action and it’s gonna be huge, I can’t wait. Rallycross is very popular in Europe and has grown substantially in the US in the last 2 years and the fan base is insane here, its great for our sponsors. All in all I am looking forward to being a part of the series and bringing my talent and style to the sport.  I can’t wait to battle door to door with the best drivers in the world. I believe once we establish this team we will be unstoppable.”

Modeled after the popular European sport of rallycross, the Global RallyCross Championship pits drivers against each other for side-by-side racing on surfaces that vary from dirt, asphalt and a 70-foot gap jump. Some call it
the four-wheeled version of SuperCross. The sport features high-flying extreme competition between cars that are relevant to today's youth. Competitors progress through a series of timed heats to the final race where winner takes all. Multiple drivers start at once and fight for position in the final four-lap race. The 
GRC takes the best attributes of circuit, off-road, and rally racing that results in intense competition in venues that are fan-friendly while providing sponsors with an ideal marketing platform appealing to today's millennial consumers allowing for an ROI not found in other motorsports. 

The current 2012 GRC season will be in venues across the United States including the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway,and Summer X Games 18 in Los Angeles.  GRC has teamed up with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and the IZOD IndyCar Series at popular racetracks to provide weekends of action-packed, racing excitement for the fans. ESPN will broadcast the races live. The 2013 season is expected to expand the number of races and locations hitting more of the top DMA’s in the country. 

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