Following strong runs in the opening two Subaru iRX iRacing All-Star Invitational Rallycross presented by Yokohama events, Conner Martell brings a new look to Round 3 of the virtual rallycross campaign this Friday (April 24) at the Sonoma Raceway course with the No. 21 High Fives Foundation Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Subaru WRX STI super car.
Martell, the 2018 ARX2 Rallycross champion from Colchester, VT, has taken on a star-studded motorsports field in the first two races at Hell, Norway and Daytona Beach, FL with third and eighth place finishes in the two 10-lap finals. The 23-year-old racer transferred to each final with impressive runs in the six-lap heat races.
Now, Martell moves to the specially prepared pavement/dirt circuit virtually designed around the famed Northern California racing facility with an organization that focuses on preventing life- changing injuries in High Fives Foundation. The non-profit foundation, based in California, supports the dreams of outdoor action sports athletes by raising injury prevention awareness.
I’m super excited for this Sonoma race. It’s great to run the High Fives Foundation colors this week and compete for their outstanding cause to help injured athletes. It feels fantastic to be an ambassador for the foundation.
I’ve always loved the Sonoma track, and it’s really awesome to see how much dirt there is on the track. I’m excited to have a much better finish this coming weekend since last weekend (eighth at Daytona) we got taken out. But either way it’s racing and I’m ready for this weekend!
Martell has worked closely with High Fives Foundation CEO/Founder Roy Tuscany in expanding the organization’s awareness. Tuscany suffered a devasting spinal cord injury back in 2006 and formed High Fives to assist others with life-altering injuries.
It’s exciting to see how many industries are adapting to the current state of the world. With the Rallycross Championship transitioning to the iRacing Rallycross Championship, it is an honor to have the organization’s brand featured on the digital landscape of the car and to have Conner stepping into an ambassador role for the Foundation. High Fives is embedded in the outdoor sports community and, while the racing can not be outdoors right now, we look forward to continuing to build this relationship with Conner when the racing returns back to the roads and during the time in the iRacing format.
said Roy Tuscany
The Subaru iRX iRacing All-Star Invitational presented by Yokohama at Sonoma Raceway begins at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT and will be streamed on iRacing’s social media platforms including www.iracing.com.
Following Friday’s Sonoma Raceway contest, the remaining Subaru iRX iRacing All-Star Invitational presented by Yokohama will be at Indiana’s Lucas Oil Raceway (May 1), Atlanta Motor Speedway (May 8) and a return to Hell Lankebanen circuit for the series finale on May 15.
About Dreyer & Reinbold Racing:
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing was founded in 1999 by Indianapolis car dealer Dennis Reinbold. The legacy of the Dreyer and Reinbold family dates back to the 1920s with Reinbold’s grandfather, the legendary Floyd “Pop” Dreyer, a former factory motorcycle racer. Dreyer served as a crewman and mechanic on the famed Duesenberg driven by Benny Shoaff and Babe Stapp in the 1927 Indy 500. Dreyer went on to build Indy 500 cars in the 1930s which many started on the front row. In addition, Dreyer constructed championship-winning sprint cars and midgets as well as quarter midgets called Dreyerettes. Dreyer & Reinbold Racing captured its first win in 2000 with driver Robbie Buhl at Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando, Fla., and has fielded a variety of drivers including Buhl, Buddy Lazier, Sarah Fisher, Buddy Rice, Ryan Briscoe, Al Unser Jr., Townsend Bell and Sage Karam. Dreyer & Reinbold Racing has successfully qualified all 40 drivers for the Indy 500 in its history. DRR, who campaigned in the Rallycross for the first time in 2015, captured the 2016 Lites championship in 2016. In 2019, DRR campaigned Karam, Hildebrand, Conner Martell, Cole Keatts, Gray Leadbetter and Lane Vacala in the Lites division.
Contact: Tom Blattler, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, 317.525.5692, firstname.lastname@example.org