CONCORD, N.C., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, September 22, Global Rallycross returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Sylvania SilverStar zXe Global Rallycross, the penultimate round of the 2013 season. The race will be broadcast live on Sunday, September 22 at 4:30 PM ET on ABC.
After racing in the CMS tri-oval last season, Global Rallycross will compete on The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the first time on Sunday. The track features a specially adapted layout that extends past the normal walls of the dirt oval.
Drivers scheduled to compete include Global Rallycross points leader and five-time 2013 race winner Toomas Heikkinen; 2012 Charlotte podium finishers Tanner Foust and Stephan Verdier; 24-time X Games medalist Dave Mirra, who will make his debut in the Prodrive-built Mini this weekend; and other GRC stars like Travis Pastrana, Ken Block, Brian Deegan, and more.
Sunday's event will be the fourth and final round of the Sylvania SilverStar zXe Cup, a $20,000 points championship within the full nine-race series schedule. Heikkinen maintains a 20-point lead over Block in the standings, and can clinch both the zXe Cup and overall driver's championship on Sunday.
GRC Lites will also compete in the fifth round of their six-race 2013 season. Joni Wiman, winner of the first four GRC Lites events, will attempt to defend his winning streak against a strong crowd including fellow X Games medalists Sebastian Eriksson and Mitchell deJong.
Tickets are still available for Sunday's Sylvania SilverStar zXe Global Rallycross at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Visit http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/global-rallycross/ for more information.
About the SYLVANIA SilverStar® zXe Cup
SYLVANIA Automotive Lighting created extra incentive for drivers competing in domestic 2013 GRC events with the inception of the $20,000 battle for the SYLVANIA SilverStar® zXe Cup. New to the GRC series this season, the SYLVANIA zXe Cup will go to the driver that earns the most championship points in four of the series' U.S.-based events. The fight for the SYLVANIA zXe Cup started with the July 11 race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, included the races in Bristol and Atlanta, and wraps up at Charlotte Motor Speedway on September 22. To see photos from each event and follow the point standings battle for the SYLVANIA SilverStar® zXe Cup, visit www.facebook.com/SylvaniaAutomotive or Racer's special SYLVANIA-sponsored Global Rallycross news section.
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