GRC: SH Rallycross Inks IndyCar Veteran Jeff Ward for 2016 Global Rallycross Slate

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INDIANAPOLIS – official team release — PRNewsFoto/SH Rallycross/DRR photo —

SH Rallycross/DRR announced Tuesday that Jeff Ward will pilot the SH Rallycross-DRR Ford Fiesta ST entry in its bid for the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship.

The team also announced that MET-Rx will be the primary partner on its No. 07 Ford Fiesta ST for eight races, beginning with the season opener in Phoenix, Ariz., on May 21.

“We’re stoked to have MET-Rx on board as title partner for the 2016 Red Bull GRC Championship,” said SH Rallycross/DRR owner James Sullivan. “These guys have incredible dedication to producing sports nutrition products that no doubt will resonate with the millennial audience of GRC.”

“Being able to secure Jeff Ward to pilot the MET-Rx machine for us in 2016 is really exciting.  Simply put, Wardy is an animal, this guy is lit up. When I watched him in his GRC debut in 2015, I wanted him racing for us. Our whole team will benefit from the amount of multi-discipline experience he has and I expect we will compete for wins with him driving.”

Ward is a member of both the Motorsports Hall of Fame and the Motorcycle Hall of Fame. He is a three-time X Games medalist (two gold), has four top-five Indianapolis 500 finishes, two Super Moto championships and seven AMA Motocross championships. The 2016 season will be his first full-time Red Bull Global Rallycross season, after making his series debut in 2015 with three starts.

“I’m super excited to be able to race for SH Rallycross/DRR and have the support of MET-Rx during the 2016 Red Bull GRC season,” said Ward. “The team has proven it can win and compete for the championship and I look forward to helping bring them even more success.”

“MET-Rx recognizes the preparation and dedication that goes into winning in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Series,” said Mike Messersmith, vice president of Marketing for MET-Rx. “Championing this preparation is what MET-Rx is all about – our portfolio is designed to help the modern athlete nourish and love their inner monster and to provide them with the necessary tools to get to the next level of their sport and go out onto the track ready to dominate.”

CREDIT: PR NewsWire for SH Rallycross/DRR

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