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Timmy Hansen takes the checkered flag at Utah Motorsports Campus. (Nitro Rallycross photo)

Hansen Hustles In Nitro Rallycross

SALT LAKE CITY — After two days of high adrenaline racing, the first stop on Nitro Rallycross’ inaugural series culminated with a pair of action-packed finals. 

In the Supercar class, Timmy Hansen took first, while George Megennis won in the NRX Next final held Sunday at Utah Motorsports Campus. 

Hansen advanced to the high stakes Supercar final, where he had to face off against Rallycross’ heavy-hitters, including Travis Pastrana, Tanner Foust and Scott Speed. 

The competition was fierce, and three cars – Foust’s, Andreas Bakkerud’s and Oliver Eriksson’s – were unable to finish. Hansen had to overcome technical challenges of his own as well: an oil issue earlier in the day nearly took him out of action. 

But Hansen kept his cool under pressure and piloted his Red Bull Peugeot 208 NRX to win by nearly six seconds.

Hansen reclaimed his Nitro RX crown, having won its 2018 debut as a one-off race. This also was a double podium for the Hansen family: Timmy’s brother Kevin, himself a Nitro RX winner in 2019, took third place in his own Red Bull Peugeot 208 NRX. 

Steve Arpin placed second in his HempFusion Hyundai i20.

“It was just unreal, I love this race track,” Timmy Hansen said afterward. 

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