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Mitchell DeJong WINS RX Lites – FIA World Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill

mitchellMitchell DeJong won the RX Lites Cup during the second round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill race circuit in Great Britain.

With his first trip across the pond, Mitchell was excited to race where Rallycross was born. Going into the event the goal was to get more seat time in preparation for the upcoming X Games event in Austin, Texas. He quickly found himself turning impressive lap times amongst the most seasoned RX Lites racers. Mitchell went on to win his first heat race opening many eyes to who this American kid was. As the rain soaked the track for the next 2 heat races, the european group answered back with a new rain tire set-up leaving Mitchell to slip off the podium for a pair of fourth place finishes.

While some would get frustrated, the young racer analyzed where he was losing time and worked with his awesome SET Promotions pit crew to find the right track tune and tire set-up. When the checkered flag dropped in Heat 4, Mitchell had crushed the field besting the next racer by over 2 seconds for the win.

Mitchell Dejong With the track and conditions playing into Mitchell’s hands, he went on to win his Semi Final race, and then blasted the field during the Finale claiming victory while clocking the fastest lap of the weekend in his Olsbergs MSE RX Lite.

Mitchell’s success at the storied Lydden Hill race circuit was impressive to many, even seasoned racing veteran Nelson Piquet Jr. found himself searching for more speed behind Mitchell’s wake. Mitchell and Nelson will meet again at X Games Austin, Texas on June 7th, but this time they will be battling for a Gold Medal.

Watch the RX Lites Final Race at Lydden Hill, Forward to 1:32:00

http://new.livestream.com/fiaworldrallycross/events/3012064/videos/51963799

Mitchell on the Web:

RedBull.com – The Fastest Rallycross Driver without a License

RallyCross360 – Mitchell DeJong Returns to Red Bull Global Rallycross

RX Lites Excited Thousands of Fans in the Home of Rallycross

Mitchell’s Red Bull GRC Lites Partners:

Red Bull

Olsbergs MSE

Sparco

Simpson Racing

Replay XD

Method Race Wheels

 

DeJong Off-Road

XUXA Socks

 

 

About Mitchell:

At age 16, Mitchell DeJong has taken a different path than most teenage youth, instead of playing ball sports he wakes each day with racing on his mind. Whether it’s a casual game on iRacing driving simulator, racing r/c cars, or strength training, he takes every step today poised to live his dream as a racing champion in every sport he competes in. The passion to drive grew at an early age while helping his dad in the family off-road shop building high-end off-road cars. At first chance Mitchell won karting and off-road championships in 2007, at only age 9. Since then, he has accumulated 9 total championships. Global Rallycross and racing in X Games has always been a dream for Mitchell. He’s turned great success on the track into an opportunity to race Red Bull GRC Lites and he will begin working hard to be the best amongst great drivers from around the world.

 

About Red Bull Global Rallycross:

 

*X Games Austin, the second event of the season, will be broadcast live on ABC.

 

 

 

Designed to produce the fastest and most exciting racing in motorsports, Red Bull Global Rallycross pits small production-based cars against each other in door-to- door racing featuring dirt, asphalt, and table-top jumps. With enhanced engineering and safety features, the cars produce 600 horsepower and can accelerate from 0- 60 miles per hour in less than two seconds, and can also withstand 70-foot jumps and other vehicle contact. For more information visit www.RedBullGlobalRallycross.com.

 

 

 

The series’ 10-race schedule features a number of new events in exciting and high- profile locations, and will be broadcast on network television. New partner NBC Sports Group will carry nine race broadcasts on the NBC broadcast network, primarily live, with re-airs on cable on the NBC Sports Network. The full 2014 Red Bull GRC schedule is as follows:

 

May 17-18: Barbados

June 7: Austin, TX*

June 21-22: Washington, DC

July 19-20: New York, NY

July 25-26: Charlotte, NC

August 2-3: Detroit, MI

August 22-23: Daytona, FL

September 19-20: Los Angeles, CA

September 26-27: Seattle, WA

November 5: Las Vegas, NV

 

 

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For sponsor opportunities contact dejongrace@gmail.com

 

 

 

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