Cabot Bigham will Join Bryan Herta Rallysport for the 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross Season

INDIANAPOLIS, IND (February 15, 2017) – Bryan Herta Rallysport is pleased to announce that 2016 GRC Lites Champion, Cabot Bigham, will join the team for the 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross Supercar season.  Bigham, commonly referred to as ‘The Big Ham’, completed a breakout rookie season in 2016 by clinching the GRC Lites Championship with 2 wins, 5 podiums and 8 top five finishes.

Prior to winning the 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross Lites Championship, the 20-year old excelled in multiple racing disciplines including capturing the 2015 West Coast Formula Mazda Championship in his rookie year, 2013 WKA West Coast PRD Championship and second place in the 2014 Red Line Oil Series Pro Stock Honda Championship.

2017 will mark the third season of Red Bull GRC Supercar competition for Bryan Herta Rallysport.  The team has been a consistent presence at the front of the field in GRC competition the last two seasons with driver Patrik Sandell.  The team will continue with its’ venerable MSport Ford Fiesta car, led by team manager, Nick Franzosi.

“I am extremely excited to make the move up to Supercars with such an amazing team,” said Bigham. “Winning the Lites championship last year meant a lot to me, but for 2017 I’m hitting the reset button and will immerse myself within the team to learn as much as possible and perform from the very first weekend. The entire team has warmly introduced themselves and made me feel right at home. I feel as though we both passionately want to prove that Bryan Herta Rallysport is a force to be reckoned with. In 2017 our collective efforts will show the true potential of our outfit.”

“This is an exciting time for our team and the Red Bull Global Rallycross series,” Voiced team co-owner, Bryan Herta. “Last year saw record TV ratings and attendance, and we solidified our place as a legitimate threat to win on any event on the series schedule.  2017 begins a new adventure as we welcome Cabot Bigham to the team as we develop and grow towards the future.  We are very happy with the package we will be taking to the track this year; the season opener in Memphis on April 29th can’t get here soon enough.”

Bigham enters the 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross Supercar season supported by Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Oral IV and Fuel Clothing. Team partners will be announced shortly.

ABOUT BRYAN HERTA RALLYSPORT: Co-Founded by veteran drivers Bryan Herta and Sean Jones, Bryan Herta Rallysport made its debut in Red Bull Global Rallycross in 2015. Completing two seasons with two wins and ten podiums, the team seeks to continue their success through the 2017 championship with 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross Lites Champion, Cabot Bigham behind the wheel of the No. 2 Ford Fiesta ST Supercar. Herta is also owner of Bryan Herta Autosport, a two-time Indianapolis 500 race winning team in the Verizon IndyCar Series.
ABOUT CABOT BIGHAM: 20-year old Californian Cabot Bigham enters the 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross Supercar season as a rookie with Bryan Herta Rallysport. Having won the 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross Lites title as a rookie and the 2015 West Coast Formula Mazda Championship as a rookie, ‘The Big Ham’ has made a habit of winning races and championships. You can learn more about Cabot via his website and you can also follow his off-track escapades via his social media channels @FollowTheHam.

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