I’m still basking in a gloriously dusty coating of rallycross love following the opening of the Rallycross RX season at Lydden Hill in the UK, something which has been promoted yet further by Steve White’s excellent contribution to the #IAmTheSpeedhunter programme from the preceding British round.
Looking to keep my rallycross fix up, I can’t help but watch on repeat this footage released by Petter Solberg’s older brother Henning, as he tested his Saab 9-3 Supercar ahead of the race. Getting a good result in rallycross begins with getting off the line at maximum velocity, and good god do RX Supercars launch at a frightening speed. Check out this clip for 40 seconds of neck-snapping, double-speed acceleration heaven.
Hi all, I’m Steve, a long term motorsport fan and general addict of all things motoring. This is my first time on Speedhunters, so please be gentle! About two years ago, in an effort to try and capture some of the memorable moments from the sports I enjoy watching so much, I decided to buy a DSLR [...]
We feature a lot of cars here on Speedhunters that are quick – or at least have the promise of speed due to big horsepower numbers, outrageous body kits or some other product or part that infers performance. But there are some cars that just deliver, without any histrionics or showing off, and require you [...]
It seems that recently I have been having more and more moments of wondering what is real and what isn’t. It could be from being delirious due to lack of sleep. The SEMA show is all about these moments, where you question if something really happened or not. Did I really just see that metallic blue Fox Body Mustang driving [...]
Ken Block brought his Gymkhana extravaganza over to Europe in 2012, with a series of qualifying heats during the Autumn building up to the grand finale held in the UK, featuring a race against Ken and €5,000 on the table as the prize. Special guest Vaughn Gittin Jr joined him with an RTR Mustang to [...]
Tanner Foust left professional drifting at the end of 2010 season, and it has felt like something was missing from Formula Drift every event thereafter. He was really good for the sport and he brought his A-game every time he was out there. I was so used to hearing Jarod Deanda, the FD announcer, scream at the top of his lungs, [...]
There’s no question that X Games does a phenomenal job promoting its athletes, oftentimes elevating them to household name celebrity status. Over the years countless individuals have been morphed into charismatic icons, all under watch of the public eye. Since adding Rallycross to its calender in 2006, X Games has undoubtedly pumped some much-needed interest [...]
To finish up our coverage from the Monster Energy Rallycross festival. We bring you some hi-res desktop images from the rain and mud of Lydden Hill. First up is Liam Doran on his way to an epic win during his first heat. Tanner foust kicking up the shale on his way to the overall win. [...]
Whilst the US contingent of Speedhunters have been soaking up the Californian sun for Formula D, Ross I’Anson and I headed down to the south coast of England for the opening round of this year’s FIA European Rallycross series. Kent versus California. Lydden Hill versus Long Beach. Two exciting, raw forms of motorsport in very different [...]
The entire rallycross community has been working hard recently to put itself back on the map. When I was much younger, rallycross was one of the most popular motorsports around with fantastic live coverage on BBC’s Grandstand show. Names like Schanche and Hansen were synonymous with the incredibly exciting racing. In 2010, rallycross became an [...]
Rallycross holds special memories for me. As a kid in the '80s I remember being taken down to Brands Hatch, my local track, on chilly winter mornings with mist rising and the frosty ground hard underfoot. The crowds would be packed in around the temporary course made up of sections of the Indy circuit and [...]
Just a reminder that Formula D, X-Games and Rally America competitor Tanner Foust's making his British Rallycross debut this weekend, at the first round in Lydden Hill, Kent, UK. We hope to catch up with Tanner at one of the other events later in the year (he plans to contest five of the ten rounds [...]