Jamaica's Fraser McConnell blazes historic trail in RallyCross Championships

By October 08, 2019

Fraser McConnell said he had to be at his best this year to win the 2019 ARX2 RallyCross Championship.

McConnell created history on Sunday when he became the first-ever Jamaican Rally Cross champion after winning the 2019 Americas Rally Cross ARX2 Championship title at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

A broken suspension delayed the historic feat on Saturday but McConnell finished third in qualifying on Sunday and with that out of the way, he would go on to win the event outright in wet and slippery conditions.

“There’s no question, I had to be on my ‘A-game’ this year,” said McConnell who won five of the nine events he contested this year. “With this field, there’s no room for error and it’s just pure driving out there. Every single race, heat, final, I just had to make sure I had my game face on and make no mistakes.”

Overall though, he believed he had a good season that he managed to cap off with the RallyCross title.

“Right now, it still has not sunken in fully yet,” he said.

“We started off the weekend poorly but was able to come back and get the win in the final. It was probably the slipperiest conditions I have ever driven in. Other than that, the season went well. This track is where I got my first-ever rallycross win and I think it was only fitting that it is also where I got my championship win.”

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