Red Bull GRC: Foust back on top in Seattle

Photo: Larry Chen/Red Bull Content Pool
1 Comment

The pendulum swung back to Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross’ Tanner Foust in the ninth round of Red Bull Global Rallycross’ 2016 season, with Foust scoring his fourth win of the year and first since Daytona race two back in mid-June.

Foust, driver of the No. 34 Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Beetle GRC, dominated the series’ return to Seattle, now racing at Evergreen Speedway rather than at DirtFish as it was in the past.

Foust has also retaken the lead in the championship from Scott Speed in the process. Speed, Foust’s teammate, had won the last three races but finished fourth in the Supercar final today. Speed entered the race with a nine-point lead, 409-400.

The two drivers that split the Andretti teammates were the pair of Honda Civic Coupe drivers, Sebastian Eriksson and Joni Wiman, who brought the Honda Red Bull Olsbergs MSE its first double podium of the season and the first double podium for the new Hondas, which premiered earlier this year.

Steve Arpin brought the No. 00 ENEOS Ford Fiesta ST to fifth, as Chip Ganassi Rallycross secured a top-five finish with one of its two cars here in one of the team’s six series, 14-car effort across the country this weekend.

Meanwhile in sixth, past Subaru World Rally Team factory ace Chris Atkinson brought Subaru Rally Team USA easily its best finish of the year.

Brian Deegan, Nelson Piquet Jr., David Higgins and Austin Dyne completed the top 10 in the Supercar final.

The season finale is back to a doubleheader weekend at Los Angeles, Oct. 8-9. Both races will air on Sunday, Oct. 9, on NBC at 3 p.m. ET.