Red Bull GRC: Chris Atkinson, Kevin Eriksson join in third cars

Atkinson in 2006. Photo: Getty Images

Two extra additions join the Supercars grid for the next round of Red Bull Global Rallycross at Atlantic City, N.J. this weekend (Sunday, 3 p.m. ET, NBC), and they’re cool names.

In his rallycross debut, Chris Atkinson will join Subaru Rally Team USA while GRC Lites veteran Kevin Eriksson will step up to Honda Red Bull Olsbergs MSE in a third Honda Civic Coupe.

Atkinson, a 36-year-old Australian, will be in the No. 55 newly-built 2017 Subaru WRX STI prepared by Subaru technical partners Vermont SportsCar and Subaru Tecnica International.. He’s a longtime Subaru factory ace in the FIA World Rally Championship. Atkinson joins team regulars Bucky Lasek and Sverre Isachsen.

Eriksson won twice in GRC Lites and will wheel the third Honda, which has been on site this season as a backup car to the primary entries from Joni Wiman and Sebastian Eriksson for the Andreas Eriksson-led team.