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

WorldRX Round 8 Preview: Loheac, France

The FIA World Rallycross Championship returns to Europe this coming weekend, after a short trip across the Atlantic Ocean to Canada and GP3R . This is the event of the year with the biggest crowds, with over 75 000 spectators surrounding the track. Rallycross is huge in France, so you don't want to miss this event! » 9/01/14 4:19pm 9/01/14 4:19pm

Watching Drivers Powerslide Ford Capris Is Mesmerizing

Racing as a whole was better in the 80s. Watching videos of old BTCC races (Then called the British Saloon Car Championship) gives you the impression these cars were beasts. They look downright hard to handle, as if the drivers are fighting them through every corner. The way they bounce around, and exit almost every… » 8/24/14 1:44am 8/24/14 1:44am

WorldRX Round 7 Canada Preview

This weekend the World Rallycross Championship returns from summer break. The first event in the last half of the season is in fact in North America! It's in Canada though, at Trois Rivieres right between Montreal and Quebec. This is the first time a FIA rallycross event is held outside Europe, so this track hasn't… » 8/04/14 6:52pm 8/04/14 6:52pm

Red Bull Global Rallycross Race Preview: The Dirt Track at Charlotte

Seems that racing on dirt ovals is all the rage now in the Jalopnik community, which is why we're bummed out that we couldn't get some folks to come down to The Dirt Track at Charlotte to see how we roll here. No worries, though—we won't hold it against you (too much). :) » 7/26/14 9:40am 7/26/14 9:40am