Global RallyCross Hoon Kaboom Round 2 Results

Posted June 11 2012

RHYS MILLEN PLACES 4TH AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY MOVING INTO 4TH OVERALL IN POINTS. STEPHAN VERDIER FINISHES 6TH AND REMAINS 3RD IN CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS MOVING INTO X-GAMES 18.



Rhys Millen Racing - Huntington Beach, CA – June 11, 2012

Media Inquires AJ Grasso aj@rmrproducts.com   

Texas Motor Speedway Hoon Kaboom lives up to its name as the finial race gives Texas fans not 1 but 3 checker flag, 6 lap battles after two red flag incidents. Rhys Millen in the Hyundai Turbo Veloster finishes 4th place, his highest position yet this year. “Car ran great, exciting weekend, lots of carnage, huge jumps, and reliability gave the number 67 Hyundai its best finish yet,” said Millen after Saturday’s A Main Finial. 

Stephan Verdier in the Motorcity Hyundai Turbo Veloster drove a clean and consistent line all weekend. “We needed a strong finish this weekend to insure we got every championship point possible. I’m happy to report we did just that putting the Motorcity Car into X-Games 18 and still remain in 3rd place overall in the championship,” Verdier replied after finishing 6th for the weekend.  

A new obstacle at the Hoon Kaboom was the 70-foot gap jump. Last season we got to see drivers negotiate a dirt-to-dirt style jump. GRC for Texas rolled out a metal-to-metal style jump causing difficulty for some divers and complete carnage for others trying to judge correct speed.  

Millen would place second in his first heat to automatically put him into the finial as Verdier sustained a flat tire in his first heat putting him into the Last Chance Qualifier. Verdier would go onto finish first in the LCQ putting both RMR Veloster’s into the A Main Finial.

Watch the Final at Texas Motor Speedway to see what happens.

Showing patience and years of competitive experience, both drivers avoid any type of issues in keeping their Veloster's together after such an extensive race. The reliability of these Hyundai's and the teams endless efforts to win shows that RMR has two competitive cars to fight for gold at Round 3.

The next round of the Global RallyCross Championship takes RMR to X-Games 18 in downtown Los Angles June 30-July 1 (TV: July 1, 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN). X-Games 18 Website

 

HOON KABOOM RESULTS 

Rank Name
1 Marcus Gronholm
2 Tanner Foust
3 Brian Deegan
4 Rhys Millen
5 David Binks
6 Stephan Verdier
7 Samuel Hubinette
8 Ken Block
9 Andy Scott
10 Sverre Isachsen
11 Liam Doran
12 Dave Mirra
13 Bucky Lasek
14 Patrick Moro
15 Travis Pastrana
16 Filipe Albuquerque
17 Jimmy Keeney
18 Toomas Heikkinen

 

2012 CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS

Rank Name
1 Marcus Gronholm
2 Tanner Foust
3 Stephan Verdier
4 Rhys Millen
5 Samuel Hubinette