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European Rallycross Debut Season a Success for Tanner Foust

Foust is the first American to contest the FIA European Rallycross Championship series.

Sep 24, 2010

SOSNOVA, Czech Republic (Tanner Foust Racing) - Tanner Foust wrapped up a successful rookie season in the European Rallycross Championship this weekend with another strong performance at the Global Assistance Racing Arena Autodrom Ceska Lipa in the Czech Republic.

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"We've proven that the new Rockstar Energy Drink/Etnies Ford Fiesta is capable of being at a competitive pace at virtually any track in the series, it bodes well for the platform. Hopefully I get to put all this learning to the test next year!" said Foust.

In his first time racing in the Czech Republic, the 2010 X Games Rally double-gold medalist set the third fastest overall time on Day 2 and narrowly missed becoming the last-chance qualifier for the A-Main when he was overtaken on the last lap in a nail-biter of a B-Main contest.

Foust is the first American to contest the FIA European Rallycross Championship series, running five select events in a 600-horsepower, all-wheel drive Rockstar Energy Drink/Etnies Rallycross Ford Fiesta prepared by champion Andreas Eriksson's Olsbergs MSE Ford team.

Despite a steep learning curve in his newest motorsport, Foust qualified twice this year for the elite A-Final and was third across the finish line during the wildly popular Swedish round earlier this season.

"Our European Rallycross Championship campaign this year was a huge success," said Foust. "I feel like I went from being the token American in the series to a valid threat in not too many rounds. If I have a chance to do a full season in Europe I think things could get interesting."

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Foust's European campaign took him to Portugal, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany, and Czech Republic in 2010. He said his European experience has served him well in the United States where he took a pair of gold medals at the 2010 X Games Rally events, and won the first-ever US rallycross event, held late last month.

He will return to American rallycross competition later this month when he competes the second of three rounds of the RallyCar Rallycross Championship at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

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. For 2011, a full national championship schedule is planned for rallycross in the United States.

Foust is also a two-time Formula Drift champion and has twice represented Team USA at the international Race of Champions.

Foust's 2010 competition schedule has also included a return to the Formula Drift series in his Rockstar Energy Drink Scion TC, an appearance in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing series, ESPN's Summer X Games and select rally events.

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 and national championships. He is a five-time X Games gold medalist (2010, 2009, 2008, 2007), and two-time Formula Drift champion (2007, 2008). He has twice represented Team USA in the annual Race of Champions, teaming with NASCAR star Carl Edwards in 2008 and Travis Pastrana in 2009.

His varied race experience also includes multiple seasons of open wheel competition, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, five Ice Racing championships, a Production Rally Championship title and the SCORE Baja. He also holds class lap records at numerous US road courses in Time Attack.

Even if you haven't seen Foust on the track you've likely witnessed his precision car control on TV or the big screen. He was a lead driver in the Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, Bourne Ultimatum, Dukes of Hazzard, Red Dawn and Iron Man 2, movies, and also handles stunt driving in numerous popular TV shows and commercials.

Foust is currently an on-air host for Supercars Exposed, and was also picked as co-presenter for the US version of the seminal BBC auto show, Top Gear.

TANNER FOUST'S RALLYCROSS PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE BY:
Rockstar Energy Drink; Ford Racing; Etnies; Memphis Car Audio; Fulmer Helmets; Motegi; Alpinestars; Lucas Oil; Olsbergs/MSE; AEM; Ohlins; Teknines

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