CARMEL, INDIANA (JUNE 12, 2023) – Dreyer & Reinbold Racing JC is thrilled to announce that IndyCar sensation Conor Daly will be joining the team for Round 1 of the highly anticipated 2023-24 Nitrocross season. Daly, known for his remarkable talent and dynamic driving style, will bring his immense skill and versatile experience to DRR JC as they embark on this exciting new chapter.
Daly’s entry into Nitrocross marks a significant milestone in his illustrious career. Having established himself as one of the brightest stars in the IndyCar series, Daly’s versatile driving capabilities make him a perfect fit for the challenging world of Nitrocross racing. His exceptional car control, daring overtakes, and relentless determination will undoubtedly captivate fans and bring a new level of excitement to the sport.
Daly shared his excitement: “I’m incredibly excited to join Dreyer & Reinbold Racing JC and compete in the upcoming Nitrocross race in Oklahoma. The chance to test my abilities in this intense, adrenaline-fueled series is something I’ve been anticipating. I’m grateful to the team for believing in me and providing this incredible opportunity. I can’t wait to get behind the wheel and showcase what we can achieve together. I also want to thank Travis Pastrana and Nitrocross for all of their help and effort in getting this program together.”
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Team co-owner, Dennis Reinbold, expressed his enthusiasm for having Daly on board: “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Daly to Dreyer & Reinbold Racing JC for the first round of the 2023-24 Nitrocross season. Conor’s proven talent and racing prowess make him an ideal addition to our team. We have no doubt that his unique skills will significantly contribute to our success in this thrilling motorsport discipline.”
Nitrocross, a captivating blend of off-road racing, extreme sports, and high-speed action, has gained a massive following over the years. Known for its challenging tracks, daring jumps, and technical terrain, Nitrocross pushes drivers to their limits, demanding exceptional skills and bravery. Daly’s participation will undoubtedly elevate the level of competition and make Round 1 of the 2023-24 Nitrocross season an unmissable event.
Brett Clarke, president of Nitrocross: “We are thrilled to welcome Conor to the field for Round 1. His top-flight resume in multiple disciplines, including INDYCAR, NASCAR, and more, shows the excitement of motorsport’s best for Nitrocross’ unique brand of high-adrenaline racing. We’ve been looking to have Conor in the series for a number of years now and we’re excited to make this happen on the much-anticipated new track at Mid America Outdoors. Travis and Conor have built up a close relationship since the pandemic, challenging each other in everything from iRacing, Nitro Circus’ offshore power boat invitational, 24 Hours of Lemons all the way to the Daytona 500. We look forward to seeing him put on a show and compete against Travis and a stacked field in Oklahoma.”
The Dreyer & Reinbold Racing JC team and Daly will collaborate closely to prepare for the upcoming race, working diligently to fine-tune their car setup and strategies to optimize performance.
Round 1 of the 2023-24 Nitrocross season will occur on June 16th-17th at MidAmerica Outdoors in Jay, Oklahoma. The all-new multi-surface track promises to be transformational. Purpose-built to Pastrana’s design from a virtually blank canvas, it has grown into a massive rollercoaster over the span of three months, encompassing all of his craziest ideas, including over 150-feet of overall elevation change, a huge banked hairpin turn – the biggest berm ever in rallycross – tight snaking corners and an over-under Joker lap split. Renowned track builder Nate Wessel anticipates that “This is going to blow people’s minds. There has never been anything designed or built like this on the planet for these types of cars.”
About Dreyer & Reinbold Racing:
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing was founded in 1999 by Indianapolis car dealer Dennis Reinbold. The legacy of the Dreyer and Reinbold family dates back to the 1920s with Reinbold’s grandfather, the legendary Floyd “Pop” Dreyer, a former factory motorcycle racer. Dreyer served as a crewman and mechanic on the famed Duesenberg team. Dreyer went on to build Indy 500 cars in the 1930s, many of which started on the front row. In addition, Dreyer constructed championship-winning sprint cars and midgets. Dreyer & Reinbold Racing captured its first win in 2000 with driver Robbie Buhl at Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando, FL, and has fielded a variety of drivers including Al Unser Jr., Buddy Rice, Buddy Lazier, Sarah Fisher, Sage Karam, and J.R. Hildebrand. Dreyer & Reinbold Racing has successfully qualified 48 drivers for the Indy 500 in its history. DRR competed in Rallycross for the first time in 2015 and captured the 2016 Lites rallycross championship. The team competed in the Nitro RX series with the 1-2-3 Championship win in the 2022-23 Nitro RX Group E class with Robin Larrson, Andreas Bakkerud, and Fraser McConnell.
About the JC Raceteknik:
JC Raceteknik is a professional rallycross team based in Sweden. They have competed across the world such as NitroCross, World Rallycross, European Rallycross, and RallyX Nordic. They have won titles across different seasons including the 2022-23 Nitro Rallycross team and drivers championship, the FIA European Rallycross Drivers Championship in 2019 with Robin Larsson, and the FIA World Rallycross Drivers Championship in 2021 with Johan Kristoffersson.
Originally launched in 2018 by global icon Travis Pastrana and the limit-pushers of Nitro Circus as Nitro Rallycross, this disruptive motorsport property – home of cars that fly and tracks that thrill – is now Nitrocross.
Fusing intuitive short-form competition with the adrenaline rush of action sports, Nitrocross has revolutionized racing. Featuring innovative purpose-built courses packed with huge jumps and banked turns, Nitrocross creates intense pulse-pounding action. Each event is part of a full standalone series headlined by Group E and the groundbreaking FC1-X, the most explosive electric race car ever built. At every round, the world’s best drivers are put to the test in a variety of environments as they battle for the prized Ken Block Championship Trophy. Each stop also showcases additional motorsport disciplines along with fun live entertainment to offer fans a full festival experience.
Off the track, Nitrocross creates engaging original content, going inside the cockpit and behind the scenes to showcase the strong personalities and compelling stories on the road to the championship. For more information, visit: nitrocrossracing.com