Hype Event Presented By Borla Exhaust: X Games 16 Super Rally Cross Day 1

X Games is back in town and the entire local automotive culture has gone Rally crazy.  There are a few big changes to the Rally event this year versus previous years.  The biggest change is the new “Super Rally Cross” format.  Before the X Games used a “Super Stage” style in which two cars would run at the same time but on their own set course trying to beat their rival’s time to move on to the next battle.  The “Super Rally Cross” format takes the old style but shakes it up by having 4 cars run at the same time…on the same course!  Yet they’re still racing the clock more than each other.

However, they have to battle each other for the fastest line through a corner.  If that wasn’t crazy enough, they’ve also introduced the “Joker Lane”  The Joker Lane is a longer route around the track but it also includes the infamous “gap jump”.  Now, a driver can use any lap of the race to take the Joker lane but each driver MUST use the lane at least once per race.  This adds a whole new level of excitement as well as strategy for the drivers.  Will they get the Joker lane out of the way early? Or will they save it for the last lap?

Tune into the X Games on ESPN and ESPN HD TODAY to watch the action.  You can also stay tuned to Xgames.com or right here on MotorworldHype.com as well as our twitter page @MotorworldHype to stay updated on the action.  Check out some practice pictures from Friday below and even more pictures in our gallery.

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