Podium result for Tanner Foust in World RX of
Rockstar Energy Drink driver races D.C. next weekend
TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec (August 9, 2015) – Champion rallycross driver Tanner Foust put his Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Polo RX on the podium this weekend during a guest appearance at World RX of Canada.
“To come from the back row in both the semi and final to finish with the Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Polo on the podium is a really great result for the team,” said Foust. “Just making the final in this group of world champions and racing stars feels a bit like a win.”
The American driver is racing a select season of four World RX events this year with the Marklund Motorsport team, while also running a full campaign on the Global Rallycross Championship with Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross, and select dates in both Formula Drift and the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.
His last appearance in World RX was the British round in May and he said returning to the Polo for the first time in three months was an adjustment. “It took me a bit of time to find the speed but by the final everything was feeling good,” said Foust. “I’m excited to be on the podium and it’s even better to be here sitting alongside my teammate this weekend.”
It was a double podium for Marklund Motorsport in Canada. Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen finished second.
Next weekend, Foust travels to Washington, D.C., to drive the Rockstar Energy Drink Beetle in the seventh round of the 2015 Global Rallycross Championship. He won the second race in the 2015 Global Rallycross season in Daytona. Coverage of the D.C. race airs live on NBC Saturday, August 15 at 3 p.m. eastern time.
Rallycross is a blend of circuit racing, off-road racing and rally competition. It promises intense crowd-pleasing action in a fan-friendly track environment. As many as 10 drivers line up to start at once, piloting high-horsepower compact cars through race traffic over a challenging short course that features jumps, unbanked turns, hills and transitions between pavement and gravel. It is sometimes described as an action motorsport and is emerging as the top youth-market motorsport in the world.
ABOUT TANNER FOUST
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.
A dominant driver in the sport of rallycross, Foust is the only American driver ever to win a round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. He made his rallycross debut overseas in 2010 with a select campaign and finished both 2011 and 2012 ranked in the top three. At home, Foust has been a leading driver in the sport since it was first introduced to the United States in 2010, and in 2014 won the New York round of the Global Rallycross Championship for the new Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team.
His varied competition experience includes multiple years of open wheel racing, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, rally racing, off-road truck competition, 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.
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.
Foust also handles stunt driving in numerous popular films, TV shows and commercials. He is featured as a stunt driver in the 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.
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