Patrik Sandell podiums in GRC race in Los Angeles


Los Angeles – Rounds 8 & 9 of the Red Bull Global Rallycross season were contested in the beautiful setting of the Port of Los Angeles. However, it was no day at the beach for the Bryan Herta Rallysport team.

Friday practice presented a number of handling challenges for both Patrik Sandell and Austin Dyne. Both cars struggled to get a handle on the track that was essentially and oval inside another oval track ~with the exception of one slow righthand corner. Overnight, the BHR team made radical changes to both cars in an effort to improve their performance.
Saturday, Sandell raced well: finishing second in both heats and winning his semi-final. Starting anywhere but on the inside was difficult all weekend, and Sandell lined up second in the final. On the start of the final, he slotted into third and ten laps later secured his fourth podium in the last five races.

Sunday, the Kobalt Tools team found more speed in qualifying, but the competition was tighter too. Sandell finished third in his heat and fifth in his semi-final, meaning he’d have to qualify for the final through the LCQ. Sandell easily won the LCQ and would start 7th in the final. Dodging contact on the start, Sandell moved to fourth through the ten lap race. And with Sunday’s fourth place finish, the Kobalt Tools team moved to third in the points.

Patrik Sandell on the LA Event:
“It’s been kind of a hard weekend for us. We didn’t get the car where it needed to be all weekend. We’ve been kind of spoiled the past few races being the fastest car out there for a while now. So, I was very happy with third yesterday and was very close to getting another third today. It’s never good to be outside the podium, but it was very good to get a fourth from qualifying for the final via the LCQ (last chance qualifier).”
“Now the points championship looks better than it did before this weekend. The Kobalt Tools team is definitely in the fight for this championship with three races to go, so that’s what we will bring from this race.”

The Cuttwood E-Cig Liquids team improved the performance of the car on Saturday and were poised to make the final until the transmission broke in the semi. The team worked valiantly to replace it; however, ran out of time before the LCQ.
Sunday, the No. 14 car was even faster, but so was the competition. Racing hard in the final lap of the LCQ, Dyne missed the final by about one-tenth of a second.

Austin Dyne on the LA Event:
“It was a tough weekend all around. The handling was way off on Friday, and we made a lot of big changes. The car was better on Saturday, and we probably would have made the final if the gearbox hadn’t broken in the Semi-Final. The Cuttwood team thrashed as hard as they could, but there wasn’t enough time to change gearboxes between the Semi and LCQ.”
“On Sunday, the we made some more changes to the car and it was way better. The racing was very tight, but we again were in the LCQ and there were nine cars fighting for four spots. We were close, I got 100 percent out of the car, but we came up just a bit short.”

The River Racing GRC Lites team with Collete Davis made steady progress throughout the weekend. On Saturday, she finished eighth in the final after a tight battle with the #21 car. Sunday, Davis was running competitive and looked poised for a top five finish until a spec part on the shift linkage broke.

Collete Davis on the LA Event:
“Rough weekend, with some minor mechanical problems that always crept up at the wrong times. We were making steady progress all weekend with the River Racing car, and I think we would have finished strong in Sunday’s final if the shift linkage hadn’t broken. So, on to Barbados.”

IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix: How to watch, start times, TV, schedules, streaming

IndyCar Detroit start times
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The NTT IndyCar Series will return to the Motor City for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix but with start times in a new location for 2023.

After a 30-year run on Belle Isle, the Detroit GP has moved a few miles south to the streets of downtown on a new nine-turn, 1.7-mile circuit that runs along the Detroit River.

It’s the first time single-seater open-cockpit cars have raced on the streets of Detroit since a CART event on a 2.5-mile downtown layout from 1989-91. Formula One also raced in Detroit from 1982-88.

The reimagined Detroit Grand Prix also will play host to nightly concerts and bring in venders from across the region. Roger Penske predicts the new downtown locale will be bigger for Detroit than when the city played host to the 2006 Super Bowl.

Here are the details and IndyCar start times for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach race weekend (all times are ET):


TV: Sunday, 3 p.m. ET on NBC and streaming on Peacock, the NBC Sports App and Leigh Diffey is the announcer with analysts Townsend Bell and James Hinchcliffe. Dave Burns, Marty Snider and Kevin Lee are the pit reporters. Click here for the full NBC Sports schedule for IndyCar in 2023.

Peacock also will be the streaming broadcast for both practices and qualifying.

POSTRACE SHOW ON PEACOCK: After the race’s conclusion, an exclusive postrace show will air on Peacock with driver interviews, postrace analysis and the podium presentation. To watch the extended postrace show, click over to the special stream on Peacock after Sunday’s race ends.


GREEN FLAG: 3:30 p.m. ET

PRACTICE: Friday, 3 p.m. (Peacock Premium); Saturday, 9:05 a.m. (Peacock Premium); Sunday, 10 a.m. (Peacock Premium)

QUALIFYING: Saturday, 1:20 p.m. (Peacock Premium)

RACE DISTANCE: The race is 100 laps (170 miles) on a nine-turn, 1.7-mile temporary street course in downtown Detroit.

TIRE ALLOTMENT: Seven sets primary, four sets alternate. Rookie drivers are allowed one extra primary set for the first practice.

PUSH TO PASS: 150 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 15 seconds per activation (Indy NXT: 150 seconds total, 15 seconds per). The push-to-pass is not available on the initial start or any restart unless it occurs in the final two laps or three minutes of a timed race. The feature increases the power of the engine by approximately 60 horsepower.

FORECAST: According to, it’s expected to be 80 degrees with a 0% chance of rain.

ENTRY LIST: Click here to view the 27 drivers racing Sunday at Detroit

INDY NXT RACES: Saturday, 12:05 p.m. 45 laps/55 minutes (Peacock Premium); Sunday, 12:50 p.m. 45 laps/55 minutes (Peacock Premium)

INDY NXT ENTRY LISTClick here to view the 19 drivers racing at Detroit


(All times are Eastern)

Friday, June 2

8:30-9:30 a.m.: IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice

9:50-10:20 a.m.: Trans Am Series practice

11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m.: IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice

1-1:30 p.m.: Trans Am Series practice

1:50-2:40 p.m.: Indy NXT practice

3-4:30 p.m.: IndyCar practice, Peacock

4:50-5:05 p.m.: IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge qualifying

5:30-6 p.m.: IndyNXT qualifying (Race 1 and 2)

6-7:15 p.m.: A-Track concert (Hart Plaza Stage)

7:30-8:30 p.m.: Big Boi concert (Hart Plaza Stage)

Saturday, June 3

8:15-8:45 a.m.: Trans Am Series qualifying

9:05-10:05 a.m.: IndyCar practice, Peacock

10:35-11:35 a.m.: Trans Am Series, 3-Dimensional Services Group Muscle Car Challenge

12:05-1:00 p.m.: Indy NXT, Race 1 (45 laps or 55 minutes), Peacock

1:15-2:45 p.m.: IndyCar qualifying, Peacock

4:10-5:50 p.m.: IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, Chevrolet Detroit Sports Car Classic (100 minutes), Peacock

5:30-7 p.m.: Z-Trip concert (Hart Plaza Stage)

7-8:30 p.m.: Steve Aoki concert (Hart Plaza Stage)

Sunday, June 4

10:00-10:30 a.m.: IndyCar warmup, Peacock

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Trans Am Series, 3-Dimensional Services Group Motor City Showdown

12:50-1:45 p.m.: Indy NXT, Race 2 (45 laps or 55 minutes), Peacock

2:47 p.m.: IndyCar driver introductions

3:23 p.m.: Command to start engines

3:30 p.m.: Green flag for the Chevrolet Detroit Prix, presented by Lear (100 laps/170 miles), NBC


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ROUND 4: Scott McLaughlin outduels Romain Grosjean at Barber

ROUND 5: Alex Palou dominant in GMR Grand Prix

ROUND 6: Josef Newgarden wins first Indy 500 in 12th attempt 


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