Megennis extends Nitro RX Championship lead with Phoenix win
A victory and double-podium were the order of the weekend for rising American rallycross star George Megennis at the Wild Horse Pass Circuit in Phoenix, Arizona as the #YellowSquad driver extended his lead at the head of the NRX NEXT America series standings.
On the back of a double-podium performance in the opening round of the NRX NEXT America series at Glen Helen, Megennis hit the ground running in the second double-header of the Nitro Rallycross Championship support class.
Fastest in the opening heat race of the weekend on Saturday, Megennis later won the LCQ to secure a front-row start for the all-important final, having sustained damage from contact in the earlier semi-final, but drove a strong final race of the day to finish second and score solid points in the title-race.
On the second day, round four of the series, Megennis was third in the opening heat due to a time penalty, but won his semi-final thanks to an amazing start from the lower down the grid, and progressed directly to the final.
In the main event, Megennis led from the front with a performance beyond his years to secure victory and extend his lead at the head of the standings to 26 points with two rounds of the series remaining.
The team will now rest before the final instalment of NRX NEXT America, that will take place in the new year, with ice racing at Trois-Rivieres in Canada on January 21-22 2023.
#YellowSquad – NRX Next Driver
“WOW! What a fantastic weekend. On Saturday we had some great results managing to get second in the final, and on Sunday we got the W!
The win marked our seventh podium in a row, which is a truly fantastic way to cap off the year.
Thank you so much to the team for such a fantastic time all year and Snowplow Analytics for making this all possible! See y’all in the New Year!”
#YellowSquad – Team Manager
“We had another great weekend here. The car was good and George performed well from the start. On Saturday the pace was definitely good enough and consistent enough for a win, but after some contact and damage in the semi-final we had to fight back and managed P2 in the end. George did a great job and kept improving every time out.
Sunday’s win was quite amazing. A five-second penalty in the heat made us start from the back of the semi-final, but George managed to take the start from the second row and drive to the perfect win.
Then to follow that up with the win in the final was just great. It feels very good with another consistent weekend, and to keep the podium streak going. Big thanks to everyone in the team who put all the effort in every time.”