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07 Jun 2012

PR: Topicross

Category: Press Releases Posted 07.06.12 10:17 by

Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen’s Rallycross season continues in Dallas soon. Everything about American Global RallyCross is big and plentiful.

The Global RallyCross Championship season continues the coming weekend in Dallas. Toomas Heikkinen, who drives with an OMSE Ford Fiesta Mk7, travels to the heart of Texas in good spirits. The Finn from Joensuu is again fearlessly aiming for a podium finish amongst the superstars. The second event of the season takes place at the Texas Motor Speedway oval track in conjunction with an Indycar race. “We are again going to a new track. The only thing I know yet is that everything will be big and plentiful,” smiles sunnyboy Heikkinen.

The opening event in Charlotte showed that the young Finn has enough speed. Heikkinen managed two heat wins behind the wheel of his 600bhp OMSE Ford Fiesta Mk7 SuperCar and drove to third place in the main final. However his joy about the podium finish was cut short by the judges who disqualified him because of a crash. “I proved my speed. Now we have to be a bit more careful, but the feeling is good. Let’s get working towards some points. Now my goal is the same, victories in the heats and to finish in the top three in the final,” states young “Topi”.

The victory in the opening event went to Heikkinen’s compatriot and team mate Marcus Grönholm in another OMSE Ford Fiesta Mk7. In addition to Grönholm and Heikkinen, the GRC line-up includes Norwegian Sverre Isachsen (threefold European Rallycross Champion), Briton Liam Doran (currently second of the ERC 2012 standings) and under their caps big names like the three US boys Tanner Foust, Travis Pastrana and Ken Block. “I haven’t had a change to do any testing yet. The chances for that are pretty limited. The emphasis will be on asphalt driving, because the whole track has asphalt surface, same as in round one at Charlotte. Apparently there will be some gravel sections later on in the season,” claims Heikkinen.