From a press conference before the recent New Hampshire Motor Speedway #GRC#rallycross race. #TannerFoust talks about how rallycross is an expensive sport, he wouldn't be surprised to see his Battle of the Supercars co-driver Paul Tracy behind the wheel of a rallycross car in the future, and how U.S. rallycross is making the best of being shoehorned into #NASCAR tracks.
Look like a piece of Hot Wheels track? That's the idea. It's part of a stunt course being set up at the car testing range in El Toro where everything is bring made to look like life-sized Hot Wheels. I got to see two cars actually drive the loop. Required speed to make it? Apparently only 51mph. And apparently they're worried enough about the structural integrity of the track that before any full-size car runs it (I also saw a go-kart do it), it has the ECU reprogrammed to trip the rev limiter at exactly 51mph, and the driver is instructed to pin the throttle to the floor and let it bang off the limiter the whole way around.