INDIANAPOLIS, May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SH Rallycross/DRR announced today that Motorcycle and Motorsports Hall of Fame driver Jeff Ward will pilot the SH Rallycross-DRR Ford Fiesta ST entry in its bid for the 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship.
The team is also excited to announce that MET-Rx will be primary partner for its No. 07 Ford Fiesta ST for eight races, beginning with the season opener in Phoenix on May 21.
"We're stoked to have MET-Rx on board as title partner for the 2016 Red Bull GRC Championship. These guys have incredible dedication to producing sports nutrition products that no doubt will resonate with the millennial audience of GRC," said SH Rallycross/DRR owner James "Sulli" Sullivan.
Commenting on Ward, Sulli said, "Being able to secure Jeff Ward to pilot the MET-Rx machine for us in 2016 is really exciting. Simply put, Wardy is an animal, this guy is lit up. When I watched him in his GRC debut in 2015, I wanted him racing for us. Our whole team will benefit from the amount of multi-discipline experience he has and I expect we will compete for wins with him driving."
Ward is a member of both the Motorsports Hall of Fame and the Motorcycle Hall of Fame. He is a three-time X Games medalist (two gold), has four top-five Indianapolis 500 finishes, two Super Moto championships and seven AMA Motocross championships. The 2016 season will be his first full-time Red Bull Global Rallycross season, after making his series debut in 2015 with three starts.
"I'm super excited to be able to race for SH Rallycross/DRR and have the support of MET-Rx during the 2016 Red Bull GRC season. The team has proven it can win and compete for the championship and I look forward to helping bring them even more success," said Ward.
In addition to the season opener at Phoenix Race I, MET-Rx will be the primary partner at Phoenix Race II on May 22; Dallas on June 4; Daytona Race I, June 18; The Base I and II on July 2 and 3; New Jersey on August 28; and the season finale in Los Angeles, Race II, on October 2.
Mike Messersmith, Vice President of Marketing for MET-Rx, said, "MET-Rx recognizes the preparation and dedication that goes into winning in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Series. Championing this preparation is what MET-Rx is all about – our portfolio is designed to help the modern athlete nourish and love their inner monster and to provide them with the necessary tools to get to the next level of their sport and go out onto the track ready to dominate."
SH Rallycross/DRR is entering its fourth season of Red Bull Global Rallycross competition and third full season (ran one race, the X Games Los Angeles in 2013). The team has finished fourth in the championship standings the last two seasons. In 2015, the team had its best season with four podium performances, including a win in Washington D. C. It was the only Red Bull Global Rallycross SuperCar team to make every main (final) event.
With over 25 years of heritage, MET-Rx® is a pioneer in athlete-inspired sports nutrition powders, bars and ready to drink beverages. MET-Rx helps elite athletes to love their monster – with products that are athlete-inspired, purposefully designed, and guided by research.
About SH Rallycross/DRR:
Led by Team Owner James "Sulli" Sullivan and Dennis Reinbold, SH Rallycross/DRR fields a Ford Fiesta ST in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship with Hall of Fame driver Jeff Ward. SH Racing also competes in the Verizon IndyCar Series as Co-Owner of KVSH Racing with four time champion driver Sebastien Bourdais. DRR has also entered Driver Sage Karam in the upcoming 2016 Indy 500.
About Red Bull Global Rallycross:
Designed to produce the fastest and most exciting racing in motorsports, Red Bull Global Rallycross pits small production-based cars against each other in door-to-door racing featuring dirt, asphalt, and table-top jumps. With enhanced engineering and safety features, the cars produce 600 horsepower and can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in less than two seconds, and can also withstand 70-foot jumps and other vehicle contact. The 12-race 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross season opens on May 21st in Phoenix, AZ. For more information, visit www.RedBullGlobalRallycross.com.
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