Tanner Foust wins Global Rallycross in Washington Rockstar Energy Drink driver leads standings heading into doubleheader finale

 MONROE, Washington (September 19, 2016) – Rockstar Energy Drink driver Tanner

Foust is heading into the final doubleheader weekend of the 2016 Global Rallycross

season with the championship lead in hand after a big win on Saturday at Evergreen


The two-time series champion claimed his fourth victory of the year to move ahead of

teammate Scott Speed in the rankings by 13 points. “It’s great for the Volkswagen

Andretti Rallycross Team that the two of us are battling for the championship,” said

Foust. “It shows the strength of our team and these incredible Volkswagen Beetle

rallycross cars.”

Although the drivers’ championship is still to be decided, the team has already locked

in one title. Volkswagen clinched its first-ever GRC manufacturer’s championship this


In wet conditions at the Pacific Northwest track, Foust continued his unbroken string of

heat and semifinal race victories this season. The race win boosts him into the record

books with a series-high 11 career wins and 23 podium finishes.

Foust said Saturday he was thrilled to be able to deliver the top result to a packed

house of enthusiastic local fans. The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross driver is a local

favorite. He has raced in the Seattle area throughout his career, competing in rally,

rallycross and drift events. He last visited at Evergreen Speedway a month ago when

he took on Formula Drift’s “Throwdown” event in his 900-horsepower Rockstar Energy

Drink / Nexen Tire Volkswagen Passat.

“As a driver, there’s nothing like coming into a race knowing you have the fans in your

corner,” said Foust. “It was great to see so many familiar faces in the crowd here in


Foust will be on his home turf when the series moves to California next month to

decide the championship. The driver lives in Newport Beach, just south of the Port of

Los Angeles track. “I’m looking forward to being close to home for the season ender,”

said Foust. “Even though Scott and I are on the same team, you can bet we’re both

going to be fighting as hard as we can to come out on top of this championship and if

there’s such a thing as a home-court advantage, I’ll take it.”

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.

The championship resumes in just three weeks with the doubleheader Los Angeles

weekend. Live coverage of each championship round airs on NBC, with the finale set

for Sunday October 9 at 3 p.m.


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 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 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 also 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.

When he isn’t racing, the professional driver also performs in films and on television as

host of the U.S. version of the seminal BBC auto show Top Gear, produced by BBC

Worldwide Productions for the HISTORY channel.

Foust also handles stunt driving in numerous popular films, TV shows and

commercials. He is featured as a stunt driver in Need 4 Speed, 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.


Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group

of America, Inc. (VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of

Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA’s operations in the

United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts

distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and

its state -of-the- art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The

Volkswagen Group is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and

Europe’s largest automaker. VWoA sells the Beetle, Beetle Convertible, CC, Eos, e-

Golf, Golf, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, Tiguan and Touareg

vehicles through approximately 652 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of

America online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.


Based in Indianapolis and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport

boasts a wide racing portfolio rooted in tradition and designed for success. Together

with Andretti Formula E and Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross, Andretti Autosport fields

multiple entries in the IndyCar Series and Indy Lights, along with entries in the FIA

Formula E Championship and Global Rallycross. The company boasts four IndyCar

Series championships (2004, 2005, 2007, 2012), two Indy Lights titles (2008, 2009),

one Pro Mazda championship (2013) and one USF2000 championship (2010) and has

captured victory at the famed Indianapolis 500 four times (2005, 2007, 2014, 2016).

Additionally the team holds two X Games Gold Medals and one Global Rallycross

championship (2015). To share in the Andretti story, please visit online at

AndrettiAutosport.com and follow along on Twitter via @FollowAndretti.


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