ARX3 cars

NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 22, 2019) – A new form of rallycross will be introduced to North America this June as Americas Rallycross (ARX) announced today the ARX3 class, a new introductory-level rallycross series that will play an integral role in the growth of the sport.

What is ‘ARX’?

ARX is Americas Rallycross, the next evolution of the high-speed, action-packed world of rallycross. This series will race in a brand new rallycross track in the Keyhole of the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.


What are the classes and cars of Americas Rallycross?

ARX Supercar and ARX2 Lites. More information in chart below.


How does qualifying work?

Qualifying races are run over four laps with four to five cars in each qualifier, wherein the competitors race to score points to secure a spot in the semi-finals.

Qualified cars progress to two semi-final rounds, with the top three cars from each semi-final progressing through to the final.


How does ‘the final’ work?

With six cars on the grid, the final is run over six laps. The Joker is a longer lap that all drivers are required to complete in each race at any point.


Final Races (3):

ARX Supercar – one Sunday

ARX2 Lites – one Saturday and one Sunday


How do I see them live?

Get tickets for the Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio Round 1 (June 8-9) and Round 2 (October 5-6) here.


What is the Americas Rallycross Track at Mid-Ohio?


The track is a 0.761-mile circuit running clockwise and features 60% sealed surface (asphalt) and 40% unsealed surface (dirt) with a jump along and a joker lap adding 0.0571 of a mile extension solely of asphalt. It will be located in the Keyhole of the historic Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.


What cars will race on this track?


ARX Supercars and ARX2 Lites are officially confirmed for two rounds at Mid-Ohio - June 8-9 then October 5-6.


When is it being built?


It starts this Sunday! The Mid-Ohio operations team will start the build Sunday evening and work until Thursday, May 23rd.


How much work is there to do?


Lots! Mid-Ohio will put in approximately 1,000 total labor hours for the construction which includes:

  • 2,000 yards of grass and dirt excavated 12” deep to create the unsealed track layout
  • 2,400 tons of gravel laid for the base layer of the unsealed track surface
  • 800 yards of dirt covering the unsealed track surface’s top layer
  • 1,300 yards of dirt used to build the jump
  • 300’ of concrete barriers positioned (30 – 10’ blocks)
  • 3,600 Cooper Tires placed for course barriers