Nur Ali Returns to GRC Lites at Dallas Home Event with Rhys Millen Racing
Trophy Club, Texas native Nur Ali will make his first start of the 2016 GRC Lites season this weekend at Red Bull Global Rallycross Dallas, held at Fair Park this Friday and Saturday. Ali will return to the wheel in the series with a new team, Rhys Millen Racing, in the third round on this year’s calendar.
“Rhys Millen Racing is a mainstay of the series,” Ali said. “The experience that they have as a team, combined with Rhys as a driver, are one of the reasons why we decided to go with RMR for my home race in Dallas. The goal is to be standing on top of the podium with the number one beneath me, with my family and friends in the crowd, and I have a feeling that this will be a really good weekend for us!”
Ali will drive the #42 Gas Monkey Energy Drink GRC Lites car for RMR. He joins Collete Davis, who drives the #07 GRC Lites car for the team, and team owner Rhys Millen, who will compete in the #67 Supercar. The team proved its pace in the Red Bull GRC season opener in Phoenix, when all three RMR cars made it to their respective class finals on both days of the doubleheader and Davis posted a career-best finish.
In his first full GRC Lites season, Ali came out of the gate strong with a session victory in Fort Lauderdale. He placed seventh in the overall standings with a best finish of fourth in Detroit, and made it to 11 straight main events to open the season. In addition, Ali’s racing accolades include two Southwest Formula Mazda championships, 20 starts in A1 Grand Prix, and experience in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Fans can watch Red Bull Global Rallycross Dallas live on Saturday, June 4 at 2:30PM ET on NBC or online at 3PM ET on Red Bull TV. The GRC Lites show from Dallas will air Wednesday, June 8 at 4:30PM ET on the NBC Sports Network.