Red Bull Global Rallycross series is going racing, Cajun style, with New Orleans event

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Break out the boujailles, creole gumbo, po’ boy sandwiches, Andouille sausage – oh, and don’t forget the beads.

GRC officials announced today that the fourth of 12 events on the 2018 schedule will be held for the first time in the state of Louisiana.

Specifically, the 750-acre New Orleans Motorsports Park (NOLA) will host the series on Saturday, June 23.

“Red Bull Global Rallycross’ first visit to New Orleans will undoubtedly be one of the most exciting events of our 2018 season, and we look forward to making our debut at NOLA Motorsports Park,” Red Bull GRC CEO Colin Dyne said in a media release.

“Both Red Bull GRC and NOLA are known for innovative and forward-thinking approaches to auto racing, making our new partnership a perfect fit and welcome addition to this year’s schedule.”

Both Red Bull GRC and NOLA entered the motorsports scene in 2011 and had been discussing an event for some time before finalizing the June date.

The track at NOLA will include dirt sections and a 70-foot tabletop jump, with each joining NOLA’s road course design for a new, purpose-built layout.

“We are excited to be hosting Red Bull Global Rallycross at Louisiana’s World Class Motor-tainment Venue,” said Francisco Christian, CEO and Experience Creator of NOLA Motorsports Park. “NOLA Motorsports Park was built to host adrenaline action sport events and this is one of the most exciting out there right now.

“In a city known for taking it easy, this will be a great weekend for guests to take in the music, the food and the racing action. We are going to show the fans the true meaning of  ‘Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler’ (Let the good times roll)!

Among drivers expected to take part in the GRC Supercar race include former series champions Scott Speed and Tanner Foust.

Also taking part in the weekend will be GRC Lites and the Polaris RZR side-by-side class.

Tickets are already on sale.