Posted Friday, February 2, 2024 at 10:20pm

WRC could host a race in the United States in 2026

World Rally Championship (WRC) fans in the United States need to travel abroad to see a race in person, but that could change in the coming years. Organizers are laying the foundations for the first American WRC event in over 30 years, and it might take place in 2026.

The last WRC round held on our shores was the Olympus Rally, which took place in Washington from the 1986 to the 1988 season. It’s still held today, but it’s a national rally (WRC is an international series), and nothing suggests it will get added to the 2026 calendar. Instead, the organizers are looking east to the gravel roads of southeastern Tennessee; WRC’s next American round could take place near Chattanooga.