Mitchell DeJong WINS RX Lites – FIA World Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill

Mitchell DeJong WINS RX Lites – FIA World Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill

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Mitchell DeJong WINS RX Lites – FIA World Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill

Wins Overall, Wins Semi-Final, and Fastest Lap in RX Lites Class

 

 

Temecula, CA (6/5/14) — Mitchell DeJong won the RX Lites Cup during the second round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill race circuit in Great Britain. 
 
With his first trip across the pond, Mitchell was excited to race where Rallycross was born.  Going into the event the goal was to get more seat time in preparation for the upcoming X Games event in Austin, Texas.  He quickly found himself turning impressive lap times amongst the most seasoned RX Lites racers.  Mitchell went on to win his first heat race opening many eyes to who this American kid was.  As the rain soaked the track for the next 2 heat races, the european group answered back with a new rain tire set-up leaving Mitchell to slip off the podium for a pair of fourth place finishes.  DeJong-Lydden-2014_7

While some would get frustrated, the young racer analyzed where he was losing time and worked with his awesome SET Promotions pit crew to find the right track tune and tire set-up.  When the checkered flag dropped in Heat 4, Mitchell had crushed the field besting the next racer by over 2 seconds for the win.  
 
With the track and conditions playing into Mitchell’s hands, he went on to win his Semi Final race, and then blasted the field during the Finale claiming victory while clocking the fastest lap of the weekend in his Olsbergs MSE RX Lite.
 
Mitchell’s success at the storied Lydden Hill race circuit was impressive to many, even seasoned racing veteran Nelson Piquet Jr. found himself searching for more speed behind Mitchell’s wake.  Mitchell and Nelson will meet again at X Games Austin, Texas on June 7th, but this time they will be battling for a Gold Medal. 
 
Watch the RX Lites Final Race at Lydden Hill, Forward to 1:32:00
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