• Mar 29, 2006
ESPN's X Games will add some rally car action to this year's extreme sports event in Los Angeles. ESPN VP Ron Semiao announced the addition to the X Games 12 lineup, saying, "Rally Car Racing is a sport we have been watching for some time now," and calling the sport "incredibly dynamic and exciting."
ESPN appears to be ramping up its four-wheeled motorsports coverage as it gets ready to air NASCAR races in 2007.

The X Games rally will be organized by Rally America, and include two days of competition over six road stages and a stadium-based Super Special stage.

X Games motorcycle legend Travis Pastrana recently made the switch to four wheels, signing with Subaru of America to lead the Subaru Rally Team USA in the 2006 Rally America National Championship series. Pastrana and co-driver Christian Edstrom placed second in February's Sno*Drift Rally (pictured at right), and we expect him to play a big part in the introduction of rallying to the X Games this summer.

[Sources: Rally America, Subaru] Thanks for the tip, Chris!


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      • 8 Years Ago
      going in a circle 500 times? oh yeah, thats REAL racing.... doushebagz
      • 8 Years Ago
      X-GAMES why did you drop StreetLuge? Rally Cars..ok but you had Street Luge in the heads of alott of Americans and you dropped us. X-Games why not bring it back ? Potentially speaking you created a huge gap by leaving. Set the sport back yet again. Thanks to IGSA without them it would be gone for good. Rally cars .. sure use more gasoline burn up the air. No Fuel Racing is the wave of our future why no endorse that? XTINCT -GAMES
      • 8 Years Ago
      Awesome. The general US public really needs a taste of WRC any way they can get it. Maybe in a few years it would create enough demand to get WRC over here.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think this is the much needed commercial exposure and backing Rally in the U.S. has been in such dire need of for such a long time.

      If enough support develops from this, it can be the beginning of major backing from manufacturers to develop Rally into a big motorsport in the U.S. We can only hope!
      • 8 Years Ago
      NASCAR is the only and real form of American Auto Racing, this is a travesty putting it in the already boring X-Games, go screw yourselves ESPN. Screw Travis Pastrana!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think it is great game.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is very good news. I am so sick of NASCAR's domination of the US.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Excellent news! It's about time people in the USA realize that NASCAR isn't the only form of racing.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Great to see Rally is finally taking off in the US. I would love to for it to be as big as WRC in the rest of the world