Biography

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. 

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.

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. 

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 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.  
Television
When he isn't racing, the professional driver also performs in films and on television. He is an on-air host for the U.S. version of the seminal BBC auto show Top Gear, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions and airing on the HISTORY channel. Episodes of his online documentary series, Life in the Foust Lane, are available on the Rockstar Energy Drink YouTube channel.

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. 
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 just over 10 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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