Tanner Foust’s new video, Quantum Drift, shows versatility behind ‘magic yellow’ wheel

1 Comment

If it has four wheels, Tanner Foust can drive it – and with outstanding aplomb.

The champion racer and stunt driver is featured in a new video called “Quantum Drift” that displays his versatility behind the wheel of several different types of race vehicles, from drift cars to off-road vehicles.

Foust not only has conquered Formula Drift, Rallycross and the X Games in his career, he’s also one of the hosts of the U.S. version of the popular TV show Top Gear.

Foust not only displays his massive talent in the video, playing a key supporting role is his “magic yellow” steering wheel, which also is featured prominently in the video.

The video launched Tuesday on the YouTube channel of Foust’s primary sponsor, Rockstar Energy Drink.

“The concept is inspired by this nerdy TV show that I used to watch,” Foust says in a media release, paying homage to the 1980s science fiction TV show “Quantum Leap.”

“We dreamt up an action sequence that basically gave me the chance to drive as many fun machines as possible in one video,” Foust said.

The three-time U.S. rallycross champion (2010, 2011 and 2012), four-time X Games gold medalist (2007, 2010 and 2013) and two-time Formula Drift champ (2007, 2008) pilots six different types of vehicles in the video, including:

A 600 horsepower Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Beetle, a Polaris RZR UTV, a 900 horsepower drift Passat, a Porsche 912E, a boat and a regular street car for family time.

Here’s the video again:

Follow @JerryBonkowski

Takuma Sato’s likeness revealed on Borg-Warner Trophy (PHOTOS)

Photos; Walt Kuhn
1 Comment

INDIANAPOLIS – Rather than the traditional December unveil, this year’s reveal newest likeness added to the Borg-Warner Trophy came Tuesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

Takuma Sato got to see the result of the sculpting done by William Behrends and then turned from wax, clay and ceramic into sterling silver on Tuesday evening, as the winner of the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil saw his face revealed on the trophy.

Sato took the No. 26 Ruoff Home Mortgage Honda for Andretti Autosport to the win in thrilling fashion this year over Helio Castroneves, denying the Brazilian his fourth Indianapolis 500 victory in the process. It atoned for his near-miss in 2012, driving for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, the team he’ll return to in 2018.

It’s been a whirlwind last week-plus for Sato, doing the podium interviews at the Japanese Grand Prix, reflecting on his Indianapolis 500 triumph, then sharing the victory spoils with another Japanese pilot in Yoshihide Muroya, who won the Red Bull Air Race World Championship at Indianapolis this weekend.

Photos of Sato’s face on the most unique trophy in sports are below. This post will be updated following tonight’s full unveil. (All photos: Walt Kuhn)