Chip Ganassi Racing Teams made an interesting announcement today – they are throwing their hat into the Rallycross ring, so to speak, and fielding a new team with experienced GRC competitors Steve Arpin and Brian Deegan. Their car manufacturer of choice won’t change – both will still be racing in Ford Fiesta STs.
Curiosity was stoked yesterday when Steve Arpin hinted to an upcoming big announcement on Twitter, and around 1: 30 pm on the East Coast, finally tweeted the news that he had joined CG Racing Teams with partners ENEOS and sponsors Loenbro backing him up.
The 2015 Red Bull Global Rallycross season is gearing up to be a great one. Both drivers were invited to and will compete in X Games Austin. Arpin is scheduled to race in all 12 Red Bull Global Rallycross events across the US and Caribbean, while Deegan is currently scheduled to participate in seven races.
Ganassi, of course, is no stranger to racing. Founded in 1989 and fielding teams across multiple series – IndyCar, NASCAR, and IMSA – Arpin and Deegan join a formidable stable of drivers including Tony Kanaan, Scott Pruett and Joey Hand.
In the 2014 GRC season, Arpin finished seventh overall with one podium – second at the Top Gear Festival in Barbados – while Deegan finished 12th iand took two podiums, third in Barbados and Seattle.