Tanner Foust loeads Global Rallycross Championship
Rockstar Energy Drink driver Tanner Foust has a strong lead in the Global Rallycross Championship points after a big race weekend that saw an estimated 45,000 fans in the grandstands at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Foust scored the No. 1 position in qualifying on Friday and then won Saturday's first heat race to bypass the last-chance qualifier and advance directly to the 10-car final. He lined up on the first row of the grid for the race alongside Rockstar Energy and Ford teammate Brian Deegan and rival Travis Pastrana. Foust got an early lead but stalled as he got a bump coming over the pit-lane crossover section, and he was forced to battle traffic for the remaining laps. He clawed his way back into podium contention but crossed the line in a close fourth place, behind Deegan.
Foust's result was enough to keep him in the lead of the championship standings with 62 points. He is now 12 points ahead of closest challenger Samuel Hubinette.
Before he returns to U.S. competition, Foust will once again turn his attention overseas where he is currently third in the competitive European Rallycross Championship rankings. Foust will run back-to-back ERC races in Belgium (August 4–5) and the Netherlands (August 11–12).