Top GRC Moments: DeJong vs. Sykes For The Win!
For the past month, we’ve given you, the Red Bull Global Rallycross fans, the chance to choose your favorite storyline of the 2014 season. Your response has been overwhelming and your choices have been interesting—and now, thanks to your voting, we’re down to the final two nominees.
Both of these storylines focus on the GRC Lites class, featuring two drivers who hope to move up to a Supercar for 2015. Based on your response to them so far, we have no doubt that they’ll have the fan support to compete against some of our biggest stars!
Voting closes at midnight PT on Sunday for this final matchup. You have three days to determine a winner, so vote early and vote often!
Top GRC Moments: Final
At just 17 years of age, Mitchell DeJong had the kind of season in 2014 that most drivers can only dream of. Racing for Olsbergs MSE in GRC Lites, DeJong kicked off the season with his second X Games medal (taking gold in Austin) and wins in six of his first eight races, equaling Joni Wiman’s mark in 2013. DeJong wrapped up the Lites title a race early with the record-tying victory in Seattle.
Without the benefit of a larger budget that other teams in the garage may have had, it was clear that Geoff Sykes would be spending the 2014 GRC Lites season as an underdog. But no matter the odds, the former US Touring Car champion drove with heart, posting second-fastest speeds in Daytona and Seattle, coming within one spot of an X Games medal, and even climbing to as high as third in Lites points early on in the season.
Photo credit: Larry Chen (1-2); Alison Padron (3)