LOENBRO MOTORSPORTS TO ENTER OWN TEAM IN 2017 RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS SEASON
Building on its 2016 Supercar success, Loenbro Motorsports will field its own multicar campaign in the 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross season.
“We’re excited to build upon the incredibly successful foundation that we’ve laid in Red Bull GRC,” said Paul Leach, who owns the team with his brother, Jon Leach. “We made big gains from the creation of this team in 2015 into the 2016 season, and we’re laser-focused on continuing to improve this year.”
“The way we run this race team is an extension and representation of Loenbro’s core values as a company,” Paul Leach said. “Our successes over the past few seasons only further encourage our efforts. We look forward to coming out of the box strong and contending for race victories and podiums once again in 2017.”
The 2017 Red Bull GRC season will be Loenbro’s third in an ownership position and fifth year overall within the series. After two successful years as co-owner of Loenbro Chip Ganassi Racing, Loenbro is looking for more top Red Bull GRC performances with the expansion of Loenbro Motorsports.
In 2016, Loenbro driver Steve Arpin won at the prestigious Daytona event and his teammate Brian Deegan won the season finale at Los Angeles, two of the biggest race markets on the 2016 schedule. Leading the charge for Ford, the team also earned nine podiums, and third (Deegan) and fourth (Arpin) in the Supercar standings.
“We’re happy that we could keep most of our personnel together for the 2017 season,” said Jon Leach. “Steve Arpin is a talented driver and general manager, and our lead engineer Carl Goodman is a great asset to our hard-working team.” Loenbro Motorsports has moved into a new race shop outside Mooresville, N.C. The team maintains a strong relationship with Chip Ganassi Racing with the opportunity to work together in the future.
Fans of Loenbro Motorsports can expect unique behind-the-scenes reports during the 2017 season, as well as contests, giveaways, and meet-and-greet opportunities with its drivers. For more information follow @LoenbroMotorsports on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
The Loenbro Motorsports team carries forth the core principles of the Loenbro organization, with an emphasis on taking action and leading by example to serve the best interests of its partners.
Further announcements regarding Loenbro Motorsports will be made in the coming weeks. For more information on Loenbro, please visit www.loenbro.com. For more information on Red Bull Global Rallycross, please visit www.redbullglobalrallycross.com.