RJ Anderson, Amanda Sorensen to Pilot No. 99 GMC HUMMER EV in Extreme E’s Season 3Extreme E
28, 2023) - Chip Ganassi Racing announced today that Americans RJ Anderson and
Amanda Sorensen will pilot the No. 99 GMC HUMMER EV in Extreme E’s Season
Anderson, 30, returns to Chip Ganassi Racing in a full-time capacity after stepping in for the final race of this past season at the Energy X Prix in Punta del Este, Uruguay.
“I got a small taste of Extreme E last season, and I can’t wait to be back behind the wheel of the GMC HUMMER EV for 2023,” said Anderson. “I’m thrilled to head to Saudi Arabia with Amanda and the entire Chip Ganassi Racing team as we get to work and launch a successful season.”
Sorensen, 20, will launch her rookie Extreme E campaign with Chip Ganassi Racing when the team kicks off Season 3 in Saudi Arabia on March 11-12.
“I am honored to join the Chip Ganassi Racing family and represent GMC on a global stage,” said Sorensen. “The opportunity to compete alongside world-class drivers in such an innovative and sustainable series is truly exciting. I am beyond thrilled to be working with CGR and GMC as we push the limits of EV technology while navigating challenging and unique environments.”
driver will bring their own proven track record to the Chip Ganassi Racing team
that finished fourth in the championship last season with 63 points. The duo
will look to score significant points to open the season next month, piloting
the off-road beast that is the No. 99 GMC HUMMER EV for the first time together
at the Desert X Prix.
“Our whole team is very excited to get the third season of Extreme E underway. We made some great strides in 2022 finishing fourth in the championship, but we still have some serious work to do,” said Team Manager David Berkenfield. “I’m looking forward to Amanda and RJ behind the wheel of the GMC HUMMER EV and getting to work.”
Anderson, a native of Riverside, California, is a two-time Baja 1000 Champion with more than 150 career podiums under his belt as an off-road racer. He stepped in on short notice and hit the ground running at last season’s Energy X Prix, where he helped the team remain in championship contention all the way up to the final day of competition.
Sorensen, a native of Las Vegas, Nevada, brings heaps of off-road, drifting and go-karting experience to the electric series. In 2019, she served as the youngest driver competing in the Formula DRIFT series at 16 years old. Sorensen seized the Lucas Oil UTV Championship that same year with two wins and five podiums as the youngest competitor across the field.
Source: Chip Ganassi Racing