Mark Brummond Joins GRC Lites Field for Remainder of 2017 Season
Charlotte, NC’s Mark Brummond will become the latest driver to join the GRC Lites field when he makes his debut at this weekend’s Red Bull Global Rallycross Seattle, held at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA. Brummond will drive the #242 Garage Door Doctor GRC Lites, with support from championship-winning organization Olsbergs MSE X Forces, as he competes in the remainder of the 2017 season.
“I wanted to try something different,” Brummond said of the new program. “I’m definitely open to learning some new racing ventures, and I think this is going to be a great one to start with. My inspiration was to get onto dirt, versus asphalt. I went to the races in Ottawa and Atlantic City, and wanted to find a team that could support this, and OMSE is at the top of the class. Fortunately, Andreas (Eriksson) took me on, and we’re going to see where we go with it in Seattle!”
Brummond is an experienced vintage racer whose accolades include numerous victories in Sportscar Vintage Racing Association events. Driving his Alfa Romeo GTV-6, Brummond conquered last year’s Amelia Island Grand Prix in the Group 8 class, besting a number of iconic sports cars from the 1970s and 1980s. In preparation for the switch to rallycross, Brummond has trained at DirtFish Rally School.
Brummond’s GRC Lites car will carry the backing of Garage Door Doctor, which provides garage door and gate installations, repairs, and openers throughout the southeast. Founded in 2005 in Charlotte, the company has since expanded its operations into Raleigh/Durham, Chapel Hill, and the Emerald Coast of Florida alongside its flagship Charlotte showroom. As a nod to his childhood hometown of Seattle, Brummond’s car will also carry the traditional blue and green colors made famous by the Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks.
Tickets to September 8-10’s Red Bull Global Rallycross Seattle remain on sale and can be purchased at http://www.redbullglobalrallycross.com/tickets. For more information on Red Bull GRC, visit http://www.redbullglobalrallycross.com. For more information on Garage Door Doctor, visit http://www.garagedoordoctor.com.
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