Second U.S. Rallycross Victory For Tanner Foust

MILLVILLE, NJ (Tanner Foust Racing; Oct. 3, 2010) — Tanner Foust took his second win in two rounds at a dramatic RallyCar U.S. Rallycross event at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ this weekend.

Foust drove his Rockstar Energy/Etnies Ford Fiesta to victory in rainy conditions ahead of Subaru Rally Team USA driver Dave Mirra and third-place finisher Liam Doran, from the UK.

“It was chaos, but that’s what this sport’s about,” said Foust. “It’s even more rewarding to come out on top when there’s so much going on. It was good fun!”

Foust was battling for the lead in the all-wheel drive class A Main Final when rival Doran crashed his Citroen C4 into a tire wall near Turn 1 on the second lap and caused officials to red flag and regrid the group.

Foust got the jump off the line on the second start of the A Main, and stayed dominant throughout the race.

Foust campaigned an all-wheel drive Rockstar Energy-Etnies Rallycross Ford Fiesta prepared by champion Andreas Eriksson’s Olsbergs MSE Ford team. It is the same type of vehicle he drove to double gold medals at X Games this summer and has been using in the European Rallycross championship.

The driver has been running select events for his rookie season in the FIA European Rallycross Championship. Foust is the first American to compete in the series and has advanced through the very competitive field to the A-Main final event twice, crossing the finish line in third-place at the highly competitive Swedish round.

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. Six 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.

Foust’s 2010 competition schedule also included a return to the Formula Drift series, and ESPN’s Summer X Games. Foust will return New Jersey Motorsports Park for Round 3 of the RallyCar US Rallycross series, November 6-7.

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