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bring the marque third place in the
manufacturer’s championship behind Ford
and Subaru. Considering Ford regularly
had seven cars scoring points in each
Supercars event, while Subaru had
three, Dodge’s result looks fairly healthy.
Substitutes were called in as Pastrana
and regular teammate Menzies both
found themselves with motorsport
conflicts this season. Pastrana ran a full
NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule in
2013, so sat out four of the GRC’s nine
stops. Menzies, who finished the TORC
Short Course series at the top of the
Pro 2 ranks this season – for a third year
in a row – missed one stop. Defending
European Rallycross Champion Timur
Timerzyanov and five-time Norwegian
Rally champ Henning Solberg each made
appearances for the Dodge team.
The Vegas race was also a high note
for Menzies who, after struggling to
advance out of heat racing all season,
made his first trip into the main event
and went on to score a season-best sixth.
“Rallycross cars…You have to drive
them extremely hard to use their full
potential – way harder than I do in
off-road racing,” says Menzies.
The driver is a dominant force in short
course off-road racing, and Menzies is a
highly-skilled desert racer, but the learning
curve in rallycross is steep. Bryce lacked
the seat time to regularly challenge
leaders who are more experienced in the
subtleties of managing a rallycross car.
Providing action like this lap after
lap on a closed course has made
Global Rallycross a hit with fans
and drivers alike. We get that…
Travis Pastrana is
the showman with
a passion that’s
infectious, but his
mastered dirt very
early in his career.
clinching the 2007
Single Buggy class
title in his rookie
season in CORR.
Driving for Menzies
Motorsport, a team
founded by his dad,
Steve, he switched
to Trucks in ’08
and grabbed a win.
Two years later,
Menzies took third in
Pro 2 class.
Now racing in
the TORC Short
Bryce has won the
Pro 2 class for the
last three years.