Los Angeles, Calif. (August 1, 2011) – Motegi Racing came up big at the Summer X Games 17 on the first, second and third place vehicles. Motegi Racing’s first-place Brian Deegan was up against some of the industry’s most formidable RallyCross racers from across the globe at this year’s X-Games. The streets of downtown Los Angeles had been turned into a three-quarter mile street course, a full-fledged RallyCross track. Brian Deegan overcame mechanical issues and ran a near-perfect race and experienced his first X Games RallyCross victory when he snuck past his opponents in the first turn when two cars crashed into each other.
Next to cross the finish line was Motegi’s multi-talented World Rally Champion Tanner Foust, who also placed on the podium finishing a strong second in his Motegi outfitted Ford Fiesta. Foust is a three-time X Games gold medalist and two-time Formula Drift champion. Rounding out the podium was Marcus Gronholm – also a World Rally Champion – that makes a sweep at this years’ X-Games 17.
“Motegi Racing is excited about sponsoring these drivers and their vehicles… They are all hard-charging competitors and we are thrilled to be a part of their success.” Said Chris Anderson, Marketing Manager for Motegi Racing. “We’re excited to have swept the podium at RallyCross at this year’s Summer X Games,” he added.
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