Biography

A professional driver with a record of top finishes, Tanner is a three-time X Games gold medalist and two-time Formula Drift champion. His varied racing experience also includes open wheel competition, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, rally racing, sports car racing and the SCORE Baja. Also recognized for his work in front of the camera, Tanner is an on-air host for Top Gear USA and Battle of the Supercars. His professional stunt driving credits include Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, Dukes of Hazzard, Bourne Ultimatum, Iron Man 2, and the remake of Red Dawn.
Rallycross
The ultimate test of driver and machine, Rallycross is an action-packed blend of circuit racing, off-road racing and rally. Drivers line up in heats of up to six cars for a hard-hitting race over a challenging short course featuring jumps, unbanked turns, hills and transitions between pavement and gravel.

In 2010, Tanner became the first American ever to compete overseas in the FIA European Rallycross series. He was an immediate threat in a campaign that took him to Portugal, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany, and Czech Republic. In the United States, he took a pair of gold medals at the X Games Rally competitions, and finished on the podium at all four of the inaugural US rallycross races to claim the first US Rallycross Championship ttile. This year, Tanner will take his Rockstar Energy-etnies Ford Fiesta overseas for a full European Rallycross schedule, and he will participate in the US rallycross championship season.
Drifting
A high-skill, high-powered motorsport, drifting puts the emphasis on car control skill. Drivers compete in knockout heats on a closed course, sliding sideways at high speed in trials judged on speed and style. With origins in Japan, it is the fastest growing form of motorsport in the world.

Tanner started drifting at the very beginning of the sport in the US and has gone on to set an impressive record of top placements. He is a two-time Formula Drift champion, taking the series wins in 2007 and 2008, and is the only driver ever to earn back-to-back titles. In 2010, he drove his Rockstar Energy Scion TC to the championship runner-up position.
Stunt
Given his comfort at the helm of just about anything on wheels, it was a natural progression for Tanner to join the ranks of Hollywood stunt performers. He is a regular stunt and precision driver for movies, TV shows, and many other commercial productions.

He was nominated for a Taurus Stunt Award for his work on the 2006 film, Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift, which featured Tanner in his element sliding high-power cars through unusual urban settings. Tanner's work can also be seen in the Dukes of Hazzard, in the Bourne Ultimatum, Iron Man 2 and in Red Dawn.

He counts many television shows among his credits, including Numb3rs and CSI: Miami, and he has also driven a wide range of vehicles for TV commercials.
Television
In addition to driving for television and film productions, Tanner is a television host. Alongside comedian and car buff Adam Ferrara and NASCAR racing analyst Rutledge Wood, he hosts the US version of the seminal British motoring show, Top Gear, airing on HISTORY. He can also be seen on SPEED's Battle of the Supercars where he pits his skill against Paul Tracy in the latest exotic cars on the road.

His TV hosting experience also includes stints on Redline TV, Import Racers, RM Auctions and Auto Access and he is regularly featured in sports coverage of his various competition disciplines. Look for Tanner to add racing commentator to his resume in 2011.
Background
Growing up in a navy family, Foust spent several years as a child in Scotland where he discovered rally racing and learned to drive on the country roads near his home. He returned to the US and went into a pre-med track at the University of Colorado, earning a biology degree. He spent his summers at the track, trading seat time in racecars for mechanic work and driver coaching jobs. After college, he began working as an ice driving coach, an instructor at automotive marketing events and competing in anything he could, including rally and drifting. He made the transition to professional racing in 2003, and soon moved to California to begin stunt driving for Hollywood films. With his tireless passion for cars, he has rapidly become one of the busiest professional drivers in the US. He considers himself fortunate that, in only seven years of professional racing, he has had the opportunity to compete against the likes of Rod Millen, Colin McRae, Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel.
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