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KEVIN ERIKSSON #23 
TEAM: Olsbergs MSE
DATE OF BIRTH: July 16, 1996
HOMETOWN: Osmo, Sweden
VEHICLE: Honda Civic

Kevin Eriksson is the older of the two Eriksson brothers and has a little more experience as expected. He took a sole win in World Rallycross with a ‘round the outside’ move that went viral on the internet, so he absolutely has the speed. Kevin had an emotional withdrawal from Nitro RX’s 2021 Utah race after the LCQ was re-run and didn’t make the final at 2021 ERX either. It’s not clear yet whether the car has the pace to match the driver though Kevin showed signs of promise in the battle bracket phase of 2021 Wild Horse Pass.

 
Kevin raced World Rallycross Supercars in 2016, 2017 and 2018 with one first-place finish (Germany, 2016), 2-time RX2 Champion (2014, 2015) and runner-up in GRC Lites in 2014. 


TEAM BIO: Swedish outfit Olsbergs MSE (OMSE) designs, builds and operates competition cars for motorsport. The organization is the second most winning in the USA, having fielded the Global Rallycross driver’s champion in 2011-2014 (VW Andretti Rallycross earned all of the rest) and 20 X Games medals (including podium sweeps in Los Angeles, 2011 (Brian Deegan, Tanner Foust, Marcus Gronholm); Brazil 2013 (Scott Speed, Topi Heikkinen, Patrik Sandell). 


Notable drivers who have competed on the OMSE roster include Ken Block, Tanner Foust, Brian Deegan, Scott Speed, two-time World Rally Champion Marcus Grönholm, Indy 500 Champion Kenny Brack. 
The team is committed to driver development and designed and launched a feeder series for the sport with Rallycross Lites in 2013. Versions of these cars have now raced in every major series in the world as “Lites” or “RX2” (or similar) and will race as NRX NEXT here in Utah.