There are lots of race car drivers out there who are extremely talented, but only a few are so good that they leave you scratching your head, asking how did they do that – Hyundai has assembled a team of rally drivers – Rhys “Mad Skills” Millen, Robbie “Maddo” Maddision and Marcus Dodd guaranteed to have all eyes on its all-new 2012 Hyundai Veloster.
By: Mitch C. Johnson – InFlexWeTrust.com Auto Writer
Millen has done an amazing flip in a truck with Red Bull in Vegas in 2008 , Maddision currently holds the longest motorcycle jump on the planet with Red Bull in Vegas in 2007 and Dodd has some many rally championship its hard to count them all.
The game they will be playing is U.S. RallyCross!
The stage is set at the following locations:
2011 U.S. RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE (schedule is subject to change)
Rd. 1 March 26-27 Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale, Calif.
Rd. 2 April 16-17 TBA, West Coast Venue
Rd. 3 June 18-19 Pikes Peak International Raceway, Pueblo, Colo.
X Games 17 July 26-31 Los Angeles, Calif.
Rd. 4 Oct. TBD Road Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga.
Rd. 5 Oct. 29-30 N.J. Motorsport Park, Millville, N.J.
The Veloster will be taking on David Higgins and Dave Mirra in their Subaru WRX STIs, Ken Block and Tanner Foust in their Ford Fiestaâ€™s and Antoine Lâ€™Estage in his Mitsubishi EVO X to name a few. If it can win, then Veloster has the chance to gain a cult-like following of car buyers – who watch cars win on Sunday and buy them on Monday.
The car is fitted with Hyundai 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with an enhanced HKS ball bearing turbocharger. The engine is mated to an X-Trac six-speed sequential transmission. The end result is a Veloster that produces 500-horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque.
The car is hot, red hot! Hyundai is making a name for itself and the Veloster is smokin’
Good luck to Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) this season.