Rockstar Energy Drink today releases the “Tanner Foust: Back on Track” video. Filmed in an overnight shoot at Willow Springs in Rosamond, Calif., outside of Los Angeles, the video showcases the high-powered sideways driving of Tanner Foust and his 900 horsepower Rockstar Energy Drink / Nitto Tire Volkswagen Passat.
Foust will drive the first of three select 2015 rounds of
the Formula Drift championship starting this weekend at the season opener,
Streets of Long Beach (April 10 and 11). He will also compete at the Road
to the Championship round in Braselton, Ga. (May 8-9) as well as the
season ending Final Fight in Irwindale, Calif. (October 9-10).
It is a much-anticipated return to drifting for Foust, who is the only driver ever to win back-to-back Formula Drift championships (2007 and 2008). He scored the runner-up position in 2010, his last season of Formula Drift competition.
The Rockstar Energy Drink / Nitto Tire Volkswagen Passat features a four-speed dog-engagement transmission, a Tilton clutch, AEM Infinity-10 fuel injection, RS-R suspension and an extroverted APR Performance swan-mount wing. Its distinctive supercar exhaust note comes from a specially designed eight into one sequential collector. It rides on KMC wheels wrapped in sticky rubber from Nitto Tire.