Red Bull GRC drivers visit New York City, meet Spider-Man (PHOTOS)

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With Red Bull Global Rallycross visiting New York this weekend for their Volkswagen Rallycross DC event at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, three of the GRC’s best decided to take a day trip to the Big Apple yesterday.

As they made their way through media duties, points leader Scott Speed, Tanner Foust, and Steve Arpin got to take in all that New York has to offer.

Arpin may have gotten the most out of the tour – he got to meet Spider-Man, after all…

Just a little patriotism in the big apple!

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Evidently wearing a firesuit in #timesquare draws some attention haha @redbullgrc @arpin00 @tannerfoust

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Speed, Foust, Arpin and the rest of the GRC drivers will get down to business starting tomorrow at Nassau. The final will air LIVE on NBC and NBC Sports Live Extra on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.

FIA returns Manor’s F1 entry fee for 2017

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Good news: Manor Grand Prix Racing Limited got a refund of an entry fee it paid to the FIA to run in this year’s F1 season.

Bad news: Manor still hasn’t run this year, and won’t be for the foreseeable future (especially as Manor’s former leadership staff is moving that team into FIA WEC’s new-look LMP1 class in addition to its LMP2 program).

Manor Group’s receivership outfit, Just Racing Services Limited, went into administration earlier this year. As there was no new buyer for the F1 team, Manor dropped from the 2017 grid before the season.

The FIA said it would return its entry fee to help Manor Group pay off outstanding debts.

It basically means nothing in the grand scheme of things since Manor missed out on 10th place in the constructor’s standings in 2016 and fell from the F1 grid as a result, but hey, it’s a goodwill gesture going into Thanksgiving this week.