Red Bull GRC Los Angeles: Track Facts
Port of Los Angeles
Track length: .654 miles
Joker Lap: Shortcut before Turn 3; .616 miles
Last year’s Port of Los Angeles course produced some of the most exciting racing of the Red Bull Global Rallycross season, as the Supercar and GRC Lites championships came down to a combined 11 points. This year’s finale returns to the waterfront course, with only a handful of changes to the exciting 2016 layout.
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The biggest of those changes: a square dirt hairpin leads to a different approach angle on the jump, and a slightly shorter course. While last year’s layout totaled .699 miles, this year’s track is a slightly smaller .654—also making it one of the shortest of the 2017 season.
Remaining intact is the full-throttle frontstretch, where drivers reach some of the fastest speeds of the lap while charging downhill into Turns 1 and 2. The entire first half of the lap remains the same, including the sneaky Joker Lap shortcut that Brian Deegan used to jump from fourth to first with two laps to go in last year’s finale. The sweeping left-hand final corner, bringing drivers back onto the frontstretch and across the finish line as they accelerate, also returns this season.
A number of last year’s podium finishers will aim to recapture their magic from last year’s Los Angeles event, which was a doubleheader in 2016. Scott Speed, Cabot Bigham, and Alex Keyes all won races at this track last year, while Tanner Foust, Steve Arpin, Patrik Sandell, and Scott Anderson also called themselves podium finishers in the previous Los Angeles event.
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Supercar Round 12 Finals: October 14, 4:30PM ET, NBC
Lites Round 12 Finals: October 19, 4:30PM ET, NBCSN