“Crazy Swede” to complete its two-car Saab 9-3 attack on the opening GRC round at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Nicknamed the Crazy Swede, Hübinette joins Scott-Eklund Racing boasting an enviable CV stretching across the echelons of international motorsport. A bronze medalist at the 2010 X Games Super Rally, a renowned two-time Champion and two-time Vice-Champion Formula Drift star, the 40 year-old from Newport Beach, CA, is widely celebrated as the most winningest driver in FD series’ history.
Samuel Hübinette, Scott-Eklund Racing Saab 9-3 with ENEOS Motor Oil, Car #77:
“I’m very excited to be getting involved with the Scott-Eklund Racing team, introducing my partner ENEOS Motor Oil to the Global Rallycross Championship. This is without doubt a very interesting deal, coming together so late just one day before competition starts. It really is a privilege to be involved with the legend that is Per Eklund, also from Sweden, who I grew up watching in rally and rallycross when I was a child.
“To be racing alongside Andy Scott, who is without question one of the quickest drivers in Europe, is also a privilege and I’m really looking forward to driving with him this weekend. I have not yet driven the Saab 9-3, which will be a great challenge for me. But together as a team we can get up to speed very quickly and with my experience we can hopefully look forward to a good result here at Charlotte Motor Speedway.”
Photo caption: (from left) Per Eklund, Samuel Hübinette and Andy Scott © QBA/ERC24