DODGE GLOBAL RALLYCROSS SERIES NEWS
* Dodge’s Travis Pastrana finished ninth in Round 1 of the Global RallyCross Series two weeks ago at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
* The Global RallyCross Championship (GRC) Hoon Kaboom at Texas Motor Speedway will be a seven-turn course utilizing the track’s permanent tri-oval, pit lane and support roads. The course will include two jumps, table top and gap, as well as a car wash, chicane and short cut section.
* The 2012 Global Rallycross Series Dodge Dart is a custom built Dodge Dart specific for GRC competition. The engine: purpose-built, 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder, 16-valve, turbo-charged, 600-horsepower.

DODGE NOTES:
* Dodge is making its inaugural entry into Rally car racing, joining the Global RallyCross Series (GRC) with the all-new Dodge Dart. The GRC is a spin-off of the X Games rally races and is entering its second season.
* Dodge has partnered with Pastrana199 Racing to field the Dodge Dart entry this season. Travis Pastrana, a four-time Rally America Champion and 17-time X Games Gold Medalist, will pilot the Dodge Dart in Saturday’s event.
* The 2012 Global Rallycross Series Dodge Dart is a custom built Dodge Dart specific for GRC competition.
* The engine: purpose-built, 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder, 16-valve, turbo-charged, 600-horsepower.

DODGE DART FAST FACTS
* The all-new Dodge Dart will hit showroom floors in mid-June. The Dart is the first Chrysler Group vehicle built on Fiat Group architecture; it’s based off of the award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulietta.

ON TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Travis Pastrana
“I hope they have the big jump as that will give the fans more excitement and me a better shot at a win! Joel (Christoffersson) was really pleased with how every change he made seemed to make the car better (at Charlotte). For Texas (it’s) a new car that has no processor so Joel has to learn how and what adjustments he can make and so far he’s doing an outstanding job!”

2012 GRC RACE STATISTICS – Travis Pastrana
* Round 1 Best Finish: 4th (CMS) Avg. Finish: 4th (CMS)
* Round 2 Best Finish: Win (CMS) Avg. Finish: Win (CMS)
* LCQ Best Finish: N/A
* LCQ Avg. Finish: N/A
* GRC Final Best Finish: 9th (CMS) Avg. Finish: 9th (CMS)

Travis Pastrana
No. 199 Red Bull/Discount Tire Dodge Dart
Birthdate: 11/26/1986
Hometown: Annapolis, Md. Crew Chief: Joel Christoffersson
Career Rally Highlights
* Four-time Rally America Champion (2006-2009)
* Two-time Rally gold medalist at Summer X Games (2006 & 2008)
* First-place Rally America, Olympus (2010)
* First-place Rally America, Snow Drift (2010)
* Rally America Overall Champion (2009)

Career Racing Highlights
* Five-time U.S. Amateur Motocross Champion
* 17-time gold medalist in Summer X Games

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