RallyX On Ice - Round 2 Preview

Rallycross is huge in Sweden. Both the worlds largest team and the most successful driver comes from this Scandinavian country, that also hosts one of the largest events in the WorldRX calendar at Höljes, Värmland. They're so mad about rallycross that they've launched a winter series, to shorten the wait until spring! » 2/09/15 12:47pm 2/09/15 12:47pm

Watch a Hood Open During This 90's Rallycross Final

While rallycross is the fastest growing motorsport today, it was pretty big in the 80's and 90's as well. Legends like Kenneth Hansen, Martin Schanche, Matti Alamäki, Jean-Luc Pailler, Olle Arnesson, Per Eklund and several others developed the sport into the Group-B-inspired, 600hp AWD madness we still see today.… » 12/23/14 4:43pm 12/23/14 4:43pm

I think I brought a nuke to a knife fight

I know I'm new to rallycross and all but I have a feeling I may be a bit over-equipped. Of course now the pressure is on me to perform better than such exotic metal as old golfs and proteges.....I have a feeling my FiST, slayer of BMW 3-series and 911 turbos on pavement might suffer at the hands of the rustbuckets on… » 11/30/14 9:25pm 11/30/14 9:25pm

WorldRX Round 12: Argentina Preview

So, finally, as one of the last motorsport events of the season, comes the Argentinian round of the World Rallycross Championship. In case you've forgot: Petter Solberg is already World Champion, but the team championship is still undecided. This last round will then be all about the three-way fight between Ford… » 11/26/14 4:44pm 11/26/14 4:44pm

This Awesome Baby Can Prove He's A Better Driver Than You

Have you ever played a game online and been beaten badly by what sounded like a pre-pubescent little brat? Now imagine that scenario, replacing the pre-teen with one hell of a focused baby, and instead of pressing buttons, he's driving a car at ludicrous speeds. I can't wait to see what this kid does with a go-kart. » 11/12/14 10:10am 11/12/14 10:10am

Epic Ojibwe Rally + Daytona Rallycross

Time for a new episode of Launch Control! This episode takes the Subaru Rally Team USA to the Detroit Lakes region of Minnesota, where Travis Pastrana attempts to out-do 2014 Champion David Higgins. Meanwhile, the Rallycross team faces the Florida heat of Daytona. Can they pull off a podium against all odds? Watch the… » 10/15/14 10:12am 10/15/14 10:12am

Oversteer All The Things: Rallycrossing A Super Beetle

You can tell it's going to be a cold winter here in Nebraska. The wind is thick with it, sweeping across the cornfields. It all matches pace with the dotted white clouds, running way out to the horizon line. And I'm sitting in a stripped and caged Super Beetle, two carburetors about to roar away behind me. » 10/04/14 10:55pm 10/04/14 10:55pm

Viking Victory in Seattle! + Corvette has Legal Issues

We spent the weekend getting pummeled with rocks at the 9th round of the Red Bull Global Rallycross Challenge, held at the Dirtfish Rally School. Good news for Subaru fans, the Viking was Victorious! Check out this quick coverage on today's episode of Extra!, then come back for more in a future episode of Launch… » 9/29/14 12:09pm 9/29/14 12:09pm

Riding with Speed in a GRC VW Polo

Our producer had some fun this afternoon riding with Scott Speed in the Volkswagen GRC Polo. This is in preparation for the Red Bull Global Rallycross this weekend at the Dirtfish Rally School near Seattle. Speed missed one of the turns, but this was just a practice course and it was his first pass. I heard the car… » 9/26/14 12:32am 9/26/14 12:32am