CARMEL, IN (July 25, 2022) – Dreyer & Reinbold Racing JC announced today a partnership with Swedish rallycross champion Johan Kristoffersson to compete in the Nitro Rallycross (Nitro RX) event in Strängnäs, Sweden in the all-new Group E rallycross car.
Kristoffersson is regarded as one of the all-time greats of his generation in rallycross, as he dominated the 2010s. The Swede won four FIA World Rallycross Championships in 2017, 2018, 2020, and 2021, the latter with JC Raceteknik. The 2018 season proved to be his most successful championship winning a record-breaking eleven of twelve events. Kristoffersson will get his first taste of Nitro Rallycross in Sweden.
Kristoffersson, who began his motorsports career in 2008 in touring cars, spent much of his early career in the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship and Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia. In 2012, he accomplished an incredible feat by winning the Italian-based, Superstars Series, Scandinavian Touring Car Championship, and Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia championships in the same year.
His first full season of rallycross came in 2015 where he finished third in the championship. Last year, he won the inaugural season of Extreme E and is currently leading the championship this season.
“We are very pleased to have Johan join us for his home event in Sweden,” said Dennis Reinbold, DRR team owner. “Johan has a very impressive and extensive background in all forms of racing. He has proven he is quick in all types of racecars, especially rallycross cars. We are excited for him to hop in the FC1-X.”“I’m looking forward to the weekend and I‘m happy to get the opportunity to race with JC and DRR for the Nitro RX event in Strängnäs. I worked together with JC last year to win the world championship so I feel comfortable in the team.” said Johan Kristoffersson. “It will be a very steep learning curve, as it will be my first race in an electric rallycross car. I’m looking forward to trying out the FC1-X and racing against some new competitors. It will be a great experience and a huge challenge, but I’m really looking forward to trying my best.”
“We know how good Johan is and we worked very well together last season. It will be interesting to see how he gets acclimated in the FC1-X at Strängnäs, especially when most of the other drivers have already done an event in the car at Lydden Hill.” said Joel Christoffersson, JC Raceteknik team owner. “We learned a lot with our four drivers and cars in the first round. It’s always a big milestone to get the first race with brand new cars under our belts and now we can focus more on the details of increasing our performance. Johan’s experience will also help us and we can look forward to a good weekend together.”
Kristofferson will race alongside DRR JC teammates, Robin Larsson and Andreas Barkkerud, as well as DRR X Team Frazzz racer, Fraser McConnell.
The next round of the Nitro RX tour is scheduled for July 30-31 in Strängnäs, Sweden. Racing action can be found on Peacock in the United States and on YouTube for the rest of the world.
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 driven by Benny Shoaff and Babe Stapp in the 1927 Indy 500. 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 as well as quarter midgets called Dreyerettes. 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 Buddy Lazier, Sarah Fisher, Buddy Rice, Al Unser Jr., Sage Karam, and J.R. Hildebrand. Dreyer & Reinbold Racing has successfully qualified all 42 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. In 2021, the team campaigned Tanner Foust and Cabot Bigham in the Supercar division of Nitro Rallycross. Additionally, the team ran a selection of lites cars that included drivers such as Sage Karam and Conner Martell. The team currently competes in the 2022 NRX rallycross series with the all-new FC1-X all-electric vehicles. Additionally, the team runs a selection of NEXT cars that includes driver Lane Vacala.
About JC Raceteknik
JC Raceteknik is a professional rallycross team based in Sweden. They have competed across the world such as Nitro Rallycross, World Rallycross, European Rallycross, and RallyX Nordic. They have won titles across different seasons including the FIA European Rallycross Drivers Championship in 2019 with Robin Larsson and FIA World Rallycross Drivers Championship in 2021 with Johan Kristoffersson.
About Johan Kristoffersson
Johan Kristofferson is a quadruple FIA World Rallycross Champion and won a record-breaking eleven of twelve events in 2018. In 2012, he accomplished winning the Italian-based, Superstars Series, Scandinavian Touring Car Championship, and Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia championships in the same year. In 2021, he won the inaugural Extreme E Championship. Additionally, he is the son of former racing driver and Kristoffersson Motorsport (KMS) team owner, Tommy Kristoffersson.