Sandell isn’t new to the rallycross scene in the U.S. While he was more known early in his career as a top contender in rally, he made an official switch to rallycross in 2013, where he instantly became one of the sport’s most promising stars.
He has earned 12 podiums including three victories in the GRC and is consistently a top performer. In early 2017 Subaru Rally Team USA signed Sandell to be the driver behind the wheel of one of the team’s Subaru WRX STI Super Cars, along with newly signed driver Chris Atkinson. Sandell’s several years of GRC experience will benefit the team as well as his new teammate.