Andrew Carlson has made a reputation for himself in brief course off-road racing, however will get one other likelihood to strut his stuff in rallycross automobiles when Nitro Rallycross returns to ERX Motor Park on 1/2 October. He’ll drive the #15 FC1-X for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing JC in his first foray into the nascent Group E class.
Carlson’s household owns and operates ERX Motor Park in Wisconsin, which had been the supply of local scrutiny in the spring relating to a conditional use allow till new phrases had been outlined in July. Throughout Championship Off-Street‘s spherical there later within the month, he completed ninth in each Professional 4 races and gained as soon as in Professional Turbo SxS. Carlson would end sixth in each lessons’ standings with two Professional 4 podiums at Antigo and Bark River and the ERX Professional Turbo victory; a second Professional Turbo win eluded him at Grime Metropolis when a belt broke as he started the ultimate lap whereas main.
In 2021, he ran the Nitro RX Supercar spherical at ERX for Olsbergs MSE and completed fifteenth total. Amongst his adversaries within the race had been Tanner Foust and Travis Pastrana, each of whom additionally competed towards him within the Crandon World Cup that yr; Foust returned to the 2022 World Cup with a truck offered by Carlson.
In contrast to the Supercars, the Nitro Rallycross FC1-X is touted as essentially the most highly effective rallycross automobile ever constructed with a lot bigger and stronger specs, which Carlson finds similar to his brief course automobiles.
“I’m very excited to get right into a automobile that’s going to be nearer to the burden and energy degree of the off-road truck I’m used to racing,” acknowledged Carlson. “The truth that the FC1-X is a spec automobile is cool as a result of it permits guys that haven’t raced the sooner races, like myself, to know that we aren’t going to be manner off on the automobile setup.”
Carlson can be joined at DRR JC by Andreas Bakkerud, Robin Larsson, and Fraser McConnell. The workforce gained the primary two Group E rounds of the season at Lydden Hill and Strängnäs with Larsson and Bakkerud, respectively. Different drivers to race for the workforce in 2022 embody Johan Kristoffersson and Ole Christian Veiby.
“We’re very glad to have Andrew be a part of us for his residence occasion at ERX Motor Park,” stated DRR proprietor Dennis Reinbold. “Andrew has 1000’s of laps round ERX Motor Park and we anticipate him to be fast out of the gate. His intimate monitor data ought to present him a lift as will get conversant in the FC1-X.”