This is how the Hyundai of Rhys Millen is going to look like during the two remaining events of the 2010 RallyCar Rallycross Championship. (Photo: HMA)

After the first round of the 2010 RallyCar Rallycross Championship went underway back in August at Millville, NJ and was won by Rockstar/OMSE driver Tanner Foust (Ford Fiesta Mk7), New Jersey Motorsports Park is now preparing for the second round coming up in less than two weeks from now on October 2-3. From now on it’s expected that every now and then some new name will be announced who is going to take part in the event. Most recently the name of Rhys Millen (Hyundai) was announced who will tackle the two remaining events on October 2-3 and November 6-7 in a Hyundai and will race against among others Foust and Subaru Rally Team USA drivers Travis Pastrana (Subaru Impreza WRX STI Mk3) and Dave Mirra (Subaru Impreza WRX STI Mk3). Also now that the 2010 FIA European Rallycross Championship is over some European drivers are expected to enter for the event(s) as well.

Rhys Millen born in New Zealand in 1972 is the son of famed Rally and Off-Road racer Rod Millen. Rhys joined Rod in the US as a teenager and soon afterwards established himself as a racer, by taking first place at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in the Open Division and winning Rookie of the Year. He won the Formula Drift championship in 2005 and the Red Bull Drifting World Championship in 2008.

Millen together with the support of Rhys Millen Racing and Hyundai Motor America will race in a specially prepared 500HP Hyundai. “We’ve really benefited from our Genesis Coupe Formula Drift partnership with Rhys, and so we’ve decided to expand on that with this move into Rallycross,” said John Krafcik, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. “Our participation this year is all about learning the ropes of this new series. Next year, we’ll campaign with an all-new car that’s also going to be an exciting entry to Hyundai’s US production lineup.” Millen and his team are an ideal match to help launch Hyundai’s motorsports effort with the Genesis Coupe. “I’m excited to be stepping back into the world of Rally,” said Rhys Millen, professional race driver and founder of Rhys Millen Racing. “It has been six years since I was involved with the inaugural ‘X Games’ Rally event and now with Rallycross here in the US, what better way to prove the performance and power of the Hyundai brand.”



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