Augie Lerch, who ran the first half of this year’s Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda season, will make his Red Bull Global Rallycross debut this week in the GRC Lites class. He’ll drive the No. 4 Opportunity Detroit/Buhl Sport Detroit entry, the car and sponsor of which were announced late last month.
The Tucson driver also competed in three Stadium Super Truck races this season, to gain experience on dirt.
“I have been on pavement for most of my racing career,” Lerch said in a release. “This year I competed in three Stadium Truck races with a best finish of third at the Sands Sports Super Show round. I have been a big fan of the GRC series and when Robbie Buhl called with this opportunity it was too exciting to pass up.”
Lerch will be part of a 14-car GRC Lites field that also includes fellow past Mazda Road to Indy drivers Austin Cindric, Colette Davis and Gustavo Menezes.