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Nelson Piquet Jr takes me for a ride in his Global Rallycross Ford Fiesta.
As a form of racing, rallycross has been doing something few other series have managed in recent years—it's growing new fans and appealing to kids who by and large are more interested in getting the latest phone than a driver's license.
With that in mind, we spent a couple of days at RFK stadium watching the action and talking to some of the drivers to find out what makes this flavor of the sport so successful.
A brief primer: the cars all start life as regular production cars—Volkswagen Beetles, Ford Fiestas, and so on.
Highly turbocharged two-liter engines pump out more than 600hp, driving all four wheels.