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Fuji Bikes joins Alejandro Fernandez for 2017 and 2018 Red Bull GRC Seasons

AF Racing is pleased to announce that Fuji Bikes will serve as a primary sponsor of Alejandro Fernandez’s #126 GRC Lites car for the rest of the 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross season and into 2018. To kick off the partnership, Fernandez will carry the Fuji Bikes logo on his hood in events in Seattle this weekend and in the Los Angeles season finale on October 13-14.

2017 Mid-season review: Alejandro Fernandez

STATS (through 6 of 12 rounds): 9th in GRC Lites points (253), best finish 5th, 1 heat win

POSITIVES: Racing in GRC Lites for the fourth consecutive year, Fernandez was responsible for getting both Burt Jenner and Gustavo Yacaman up to speed in their first race experiences in a rallycross car. But the three-time Lites Fan Favorite Driver isn’t just out there making laps: in fact, he’s coming off of some of his best results of the year in the Ottawa doubleheader, where he made his first top five finish and won his first heat of the year.

Matt Halliday joins GRC Lites field for Indianapolis round

One look at Matt Halliday’s racing resume should be enough to incite deep jealousy in even some of the world’s most successful racing drivers. He’s competed in everything from go-karts to Porsches, A1 Grand Prix to the Champ Car World Series, and a number of V8 Supercar endurance rounds.

Yacaman wins pole, veterans win heat at GRC Lites Louisville

Continuing the theme of “anything can happen” that GRC Lites established in Memphis, rallycross newcomer Gustavo Yacaman earned the pole position in his first start this afternoon at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. But when all was said and done, it was the top two drivers from Memphis—Conner Martell and Cyril Raymond—and sophomore driver Travis PeCoy earning the first round heat victories on Saturday afternoon.

Season review: Travis Pecoy

RESULTS: 8th, Lites; 249 points
STATS: 11 starts, 1 podium, 1 heat win

IN BRIEF: Making the jump from short-course off-road racing to GRC Lites was a big switch for PeCoy, who would have to deal with pavement more than he ever had elsewhere in his career. But the AF Racing Team driver progressed well throughout the 2016 season, shining in the second half of the year in particular, and set himself up for a bona fide championship charge in 2017.

Season review: Alejo Fernandez

RESULTS: 7th, Lites; 256 points
STATS: 11 starts, best finish 4th

IN BRIEF: Fernandez didn’t have the breakout season he may have hoped for in his third year as a GRC Lites driver, but that didn’t mean there weren’t any bright spots. Red Bull GRC’s first Colombian competitor, now the leader of a three-car AF Racing Team effort, provided valuable advice to Christian Brooks and Travis PeCoy and won his third straight Fan Favorite Driver award.

2016 Season review: Christian Brooks

RESULTS: 5th, Lites; 288 points
STATS: 11 starts, best finish 4th, 1 heat win

 

IN BRIEF: He wasn’t quite in the championship hunt at the end of the season, but Brooks’ rookie GRC Lites season was impressive nonetheless. The karting veteran, in his first season with the AF Racing Team, led the three-car outfit at fifth in the championship standings on the strength of a consistent first half of the season and frequent shots at top-three results.

Pecoy continues second half surge first career GRC lites podium

California’s Travis PeCoy was one of more than half a dozen rookies to step into GRC Lites this year, joining the AF Racing Team as part of a three-driver effort alongside Alejandro Fernandez and Christian Brooks. But unlike his teammates, both of whom started their racing careers in karting, PeCoy came from the world of off-road racing; instead of having to adapt to driving on loose surfaces, he’d need to make the shift to tracks with more pavement than dirt.

Teammate vs. teammate: Af Racing Team

The AF Racing Team holds a special distinction in the Red Bull Global Rallycross paddock: the largest full-time team to be focused solely on GRC Lites. Now in its third season, the team has grown steadily since its humble beginnings in 2014 as a single-car entry with driver Alejandro Fernandez.

 

The team grew to two cars last year with Nur Ali, then brought in rookies Christian Brooks and Travis PeCoy to comprise a three-car effort in 2016. While the team remains in search of its first victory, its drivers have given them plenty to be hopeful about with gradual progress toward the front of the pack.

2016 mid-season review: Travis Pecoy

STATS (through 6 of 12 rounds): 12th in Lites points (83); 6 starts, best finish 5th

POSITIVES: One of two rookies on the AF Racing Team in 2016, PeCoy has had to adapt his driving style more heavily to GRC Lites than rookie teammate Christian Brooks. While Brooks comes from a karting background, PeCoy’s past experience is centered on short course off-road, providing him an advantage in the dirt but less so on the larger paved portions of Red Bull GRC courses.

Rd 1: Circuit of the Americas

14th July - 2018 - Austin, Texas

Rd 2: Trois Rivières

4th/ 5th August - 2018 - Montreal, Canada

Rd 3: Trois Rivières

4th/ 5th August - 2018 - Montreal, Canada

Rd 4: Circuit of the Americas

29th/30th September - 2018 - Austin, Texas

Rd 5: Circuit of the Americas

29th/30th September - Austin, Texas

Gustavo YacamanGustavo Yacaman

colombian race car driver at Red Bull Global Rallycross
Full name: Gustavo Yacaman
Nationality: Colombian
Resides: Miami, FL.
Birthdate: February 25, 1991

Supercar Lites Class Driver

www.gustavoyacaman.com

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Yacamán Aristizabal is a Colombian racing driver from Santiago de Cali. Yacamán began his career in open-wheel racing, but switched to sports car endurance racing in 2012. He raced in the US until he joined G-Drive Racing in 2015, where he drove a Ligier in the WEC Championship and finished that season 3rd in the LMP2 class. In 2016 Yacamán switched to a sprint format, driving for BMW Team Teo Martín in the International GT Open series. He finished runner-up for the 2016 Championship.

 

For 2009, he returned to the U.S. to race in the Firestone Indy Lights Series with Sam Schmidt Motorsports. He finished 12th in points with a best finish of 4th at the Milwaukee Mile. He returned to the series in 2010 with the rookie team Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing. Yacamán improved to 10th in points and captured his first podium finish with a 3rd place at Toronto. He returned to the series in 2011 for a third season, this time with Team Moore Racing. He captured his first win late in the season at Baltimore and finished fourth in points. Yacamán achieved his first Indy Lights pole position at the 2012 Firestone Freedom 100. He finished the season third in points with two wins (at Detroit and Toronto) and three runner-up finishes.

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  • 2017 Third position – Red Bull Global Rallycross Louisville
  • 2016   BMW M6 GT3 – BMW Team Teo Martin
  • 2015 Ligier JS P2 – G-Drive Racing
  • 2016 Oreca Chevy – Starworks Motorsport
  • 2014 Morgan – NIssan – Ligier – OAK Racing
  • 2013 DP 6 – Michael Shank Racing
  • 2012 DP 6 Michael Shank Racing – Daytona 24 hours
  • 2012 Dallara 2 – Team Moore Racing
  • 2012 Dallara 2 – Team Moore Racing
  • 2011 Dallara 10 – Wayne Taylor Racing
  • 2009 Dallara 44 – Sam Schmidt
  • 2008 D308 14 – Tecauto
  • 2008 D306 44 – Novatec Racing
  • 2006 Formula BMW – Master Junior Formula

Matthew HallidayMatthew Halliday

New Zealand race car driver
Full name: Matthew Halliday
Nationality: New Zealand
Resides: Auckland, NZ
Birthdate: July 14, 1979

Supercar Lites Class Driver

www.matthaliday.com

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Matt Halliday is a New Zealand born international racing driver who has been contesting a variety of racing categories worldwide.

Having risen through the ranks of junior formulae such as karting and Formula Ford he quickly progressed to international racing championships including Formula Holden in Australia, Indy Lights in the USA and Formula Renault V6 in Europe and Asia.

The highest profile categories he has raced in include Australian V8 Supercars endurance races, USA Champcars, A1GP World Cup of Motorsport and more recently the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup contested in Europe and the Middle East.
When his commitments allow, Matt also returns to New Zealand to contest selected Porsche GT3 events.

 

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  • 2010 – Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup – Europe and Middle East
  • 2009/10 – New Zealand Porsche GT3 Challenge Cup
  • 2009 – New Zealand Porsche GT3 Mini-Endurance
  • 2008– V8 Supercars – Australia
  • 2008– New Zealand Grand Prix – Toyota Racing Series
  • 2007/08 – New Zealand Porsche GT3 Challenge Cup
  • 2007– V8 Supercars – Australia
  • 2007– USA Champ Car World Series
  • 2007 – New Zealand Porsche GT3 Challenge Cup
  • 2006/07– A1GP Series World Cup Of Motorsport
  • 2006– V8 Supercars – Australia
  • 2006 – New Zealand Porsche GT3 Challenge Cup
  • 2006–Formula Renault V6 Asia Championship
  • 2005/06– A1GP Series World Cup Of Motorsport
  • 2005– V8 Supercars – Australia
  • 2005 – Champcar World Series – USA
  • 2005 – New Zealand Porsche GT3 Championship
  • 2004– V8 Supercars – Australia
  • 2004 – Australia and NZ – Porsche GT3 and Carrera Cup
  • 2004 – Porsche Trans Tasman GT3 Challenge – NZ
  • 2003 –Formula V6 Euroseries – Europe and UK
  • Dayton Indy Lights Series 2001 – USA
  • 2nd & 3rd – New Zealand Grand Prix
  • 3rd – Formula Holden Championship
  • Formula Holden 1999 – 2000 – Australia and NZ
  • 4th – National Championship (10 Top 3 finishes)
  • 3rd – NZ FFI600 Festival
  • Formula Ford 1998 – NZ
  • National Sprint Champion in1997.
  • National Senior Champion in 1996
  • National Junior Light Champion in 1994
  • 1988 – 1997 Karting – NZ

Burt JennerBurt Jenner

X Games Athlete
Full name: Burt Jenner
Nationality: American
Resides: Malibu, CA
Birthdate: September 6, 1978

Supercar Lites Class Driver

www.jennerracing.com

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Joining AF Racing alongside Alejandro Fernandez, Jenner makes his first GRC Lites start in Memphis nearly four years removed from his first test session in the car. The former Octane Academy winner has made a name for himself in off-road racing and sports cars, and combines those backgrounds in his first attempt at rallycross. The California native is just one in a long line of drivers to make his debut for the team, many of whom have gone on to contend for wins.

  • EXR Racing Series
  • Driver/owner Off-Road racing Polaris UTV
  • Driver of the #33 Lamborghini Super Trofeo
  • Winner of the FORD’s 2013 Octane Academy
  • Specialties: Stunts with Motorcycles or Cars
  • SCCA, NASCAR, IKF, SKUSA
  • Skip Barber racing School
  • Bobby Ore stunt Driving School
  • Baja 1000 trophy truck driver
  • Stadium Super trucks driver with multiple podiums
  • 2014, 2015 X Games athlete

Los Angeles, CALos Angeles, CA

XII Round of Red Bull Global Rallycross

October 13 and 14 – 2017 

  • Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14
  • Port of Los Angeles; 3011 Miner St., San Pedro, CA 90731
  • Tickets start at $35; FREE access on Friday
  • GA admission for children 12 and under FREE with ticketed adult
  • All tickets include open paddock and driver autograph session access
  • Manufacturer enthusiast parking available
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Saturday, October 14 – 4:30 PM ET

Wednesday, August 18 – 5:00 PM ET

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Seattle

Seattle, WASeattle, WA

XI Round of Red Bull Global Rallycross

September 9 and 10 – 2017 

  • More information coming soon…
  • All tickets include open paddock and driver autograph session access
  • Manufacturer enthusiast parking available
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Sunday, September 10 – 4:30 PM ET

Wednesday, September 13 – 2017  – 5:00 PM ET

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Seattle, WASeattle, WA

IV Round of Red Bull Global Rallycross

September 9 and 10 – 2017 

  • More information coming soon…
  • All tickets include open paddock and driver autograph session access
  • Manufacturer enthusiast parking available
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Saturday, September 9 – 4:30 PM ET

Wednesday, September 13 – 2017  – 5:00 PM ET

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Thompson, CTThompson, CT

IV Round of Red Bull Global Rallycross

June 3 and 4 – 2017 

  • Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
  • Tickets start at $55; two-day GA tickets $80
  • GA admission for children 12 and under FREE with ticketed adult
  • All tickets include open paddock and driver autograph session access
  • Manufacturer enthusiast parking available
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Sunday, June 3 – 5:00 PM ET

Wednesday, June 7 – 5:00 PM ET

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Thompson, CTThompson, CT

III Round of Red Bull Global Rallycross

June 3 and 4 – 2017 

  • Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
  • Tickets start at $55; two-day GA tickets $80
  • GA admission for children 12 and under FREE with ticketed adult
  • All tickets include open paddock and driver autograph session access
  • Manufacturer enthusiast parking available
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Sunday, June 3 – 5:00 PM ET

Wednesday, June 7 – 5:00 PM ET

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Louisville, KYLouisville, KY

II Round of Red Bull Global Rallycross

May 20 and 21 – 2017 

  • Kentucky Exposition Center
  • Tickets start at $40; two-day GA tickets $65
  • GA admission for children 12 and under FREE with ticketed adult
  • All tickets include open paddock and driver autograph session access
  • Manufacturer enthusiast parking available
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Sunday, May 21 – 1:00 PM ET

Wednesday, May 24 – 5:00 PM ET

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