Rockstar Energy Drink driver Tanner Foust earned the first win of an ambitious international rallycross campaign that will see him contest two major series on three continents this year. The scene of the crime: Lydden Hill circuit in England. “I couldn’t wait to get back in the Rockstar Energy Drink Ford Fiesta ST,” said Foust. “We did some testing with the team prior to the event but there’s nothing like racing these ridiculously fast cars door-to-door.” The Lydden Hill circuit is the birthplace of rallycross, where the sport debuted its very first races more than 40 years ago. The track is challenging, calling for smooth and tidy driving on the technical road course portions, and full-attack sideways slides through gravel. “It’s a blast. It requires a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde mentality each lap,” said Foust. “Half of the track is buttery smooth tarmac and the other half is rough gravel.” Early qualifying saw Foust suffer a flat tire in the first of four heats, but he recovered quickly and advanced to the final round, where he led from wire to wire.
Tanner Foust Wins First European Rallycross of 2013