Tanner Foust is a versatile and multi-talented driver known for his supreme car control and a proven track record of podium placements, national championships and world records. He is a three-time U.S. rallycross champion (2012, 2011, 2010) who has also won four X Games gold medals (2013, 2010, 2007), and two Formula Drift championships (2008, 2007).
He has also held multiple world records including for the astonishing Hot Wheels Double Loop Dare, which saw Foust drive a car through a 66-foot loop-the-loop. He also scored the indoor speed record for TV's Top Gear USA, and set a distance jump record with Hot Wheels when he made a 332' ramp-to-ramp leap in a truck at the Indy 500.
His varied race experience includes multiple years of open wheel competition, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, rally racing, various types of sports car racing and the SCORE Baja. He has represented the USA in the annual Race of Champions three times, teaming with NASCAR star Carl Edwards in 2008, Travis Pastrana in 2009, and Mick Doohan in 2010.
Off the track, Tanner demonstrates his impressive car control and driving experience on-camera as host for History Channel's Top Gear and performing stunts for various films, TV shows, and commercials.
Tanner is a 3x Champion (2012, 2011, 2010) in the Global Rallycross series and the winningest driver in X Games history. He finished 2nd in the 2013 driver's points race while contributing to an overall manufacturer championship for Ford/OMSE. Tanner is aiming for the top of the podium and a 4th championship in 2014 with the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross (VARX) team.
In addition to GRC, Tanner will also be competing in select World RallyX events during the 2014 season with Volkswagen and Marklund Motorsports.
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.
He is featured as a stunt driver in the recent Need 4 Speed film, as well as other major releases including the Bourne Legacy, Bourne Ultimatum, Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, Dukes of Hazzard, Red Dawn and Iron Man 2 movies. 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.
His TV hosting experience also includes stints on Battle of the Supercars, Redline TV, Import Racers, RM Auctions and Auto Access and he is regularly featured in sports coverage of his various competition disciplines.