OMSE X Forces confirms Oliver Eriksson to return to GRC Lites

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Following on from yesterday’s announcement of Cabot Bigham in one of Dreyer & Reinbold Racing’s GRC Lites cars, there’s another GRC Lites team announcement today.

The OMSE X Forces team has confirmed the series’ defending champion, Oliver Eriksson, will return to the team and series this season.

The younger Eriksson won the GRC Lites title in dramatic fashion over Austin Cindric last year at Las Vegas, with Cindric getting stuck in the dirt on the opening lap and unable to continue for the remainder of the race.

Eriksson’s car will be adorned in Red Bull livery. His teammate will be 15-year-old Cole Keatts, a Junior 2 Kart champion who moves into cars.

“We welcome Cole to the team this year,” said OMSE’s Andreas Erikkson. “We were looking for a fresh face and somebody completely new to the sport, but with the skills needed to succeed in rallycross. Cole’s prior racing success and experience will be of great value in his first year with our team.”

OMSE continues its GRC Lites program alongside its new Honda Civic Coupe effort in the Supercars class, where Joni Wiman and Sebastian Eriksson will continue for another year.

The GRC Supercars and Lites seasons start in Phoenix, May 21-22.