When the ESPN X Games kicks off at the LA Coliseum from July 29 to August 1, it’s going to come with a new event that is going to give rally fans something to look forward to. For the first in its history, the X Games will be featuring the SuperRally competition.
If you haven’t heard of the SuperRally, it’s actually similar to Europe’s RallyCross, with the only difference being the use of rally cars instead motorcycles. Sounds familiar, right? According to ESPN, the new SuperRally event will feature 12 drivers doing a number of trial runs to determine grid positions for three different elimination races. The winner of the Elimination heats, as well as the highest seeded driver who has not yet advanced, will battle it out in a four-lap last chance qualifier with the winner of that race competing in the five-lap final race against the winners of the Elimination heat races. Did you get all that?
We’re not afraid to admit that the rules left us more confused and dumb-founded, so we’re just going to visualize a number of races with lots of dirt, flying cars, and the occasional roll-over. After all, that’s what rally racing is all about, isn’t it?