Battle Cross, premiering on November 17th at 10pm EST on SPEED, takes action motorsports to a never before seen level of extreme as the top drivers race for speed and style on the most challenging courses imaginable
"Steel Yard Edition", the premiere episode of Battle Cross, pits 2011 Rally America champion David Higgins against his Subaru Rally Team USA teammate, X-Games star Dave Mirra in identical Subaru WRX-sti rally cars on a track that twists and turns through a working steel mill.
Stacy Keibler hosts the event and top rally driver, Andrew "ACP" Comrie-Picard provides his point of view as the show’s expert commentator. Produced by Rob Cohen, the top action director and creator of the "The Fast and the Furious" franchise, Battle Cross was created to attract a young adult audience with the intense visual excitement of 400 horsepower cars competing on challenging courses that combine spectacular jumps with high-speed precision maneuvers.
This exciting contest features two rounds of competition between the two rally stars: Round One is a lap of the Battle Cross course scored by time. Each driver gets two attempts to score a fast time around the difficult course. Round Two is a two-minute freestyle session scored for difficulty, creativity, precision and style by two expert judges; drifting champion Samuel Hubinette and rally driver Stephan Verdier.
With a new and unique competition format, a course that lives and breathes pure havoc, and the most skilled drivers on the planet going at breakneck speeds, Battle Cross is poised to become the bright star for the future of racing.