Tanner Foust wins 2013 Rallycross Opener / Apr.2.2013
Tanner Foust earned the first win of an ambitious international rallycross campaign that will see him contest two major series on three continents this year.
"I couldn't wait to get back in the Rockstar Energy Drink Ford Fiesta ST," said Foust. "We did some testing with the team prior to the event but there's nothing like racing these ridiculously fast cars door-to-door."
The Lydden Hill circuit is the birthplace of rallycross, where the sport debuted its very first races more than 40 years ago. The track is challenging, calling for smooth and tidy driving on the technical road course portions, and full-attack sideways slides through gravel.
"It's a blast. It requires a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde mentality each lap," said Foust. "Half of the track is buttery smooth tarmac and the other half is rough gravel."
Early qualifying saw Foust suffer a flat tire in the first of four heats, but he recovered quickly and advanced to the final round, where he led from wire to wire. He now leads the points in the nine-round European championship.
"Winning the first race after the off-season is a great confidence boost, especially against the highly competitive European field," said Foust. "It means that all our homework and fine-tuning over the winter have paid off. Now we just have to keep up the momentum."
The win puts Foust in a strong position heading into the first Global Rallycross Championship round, held for the first time at X Games Brazil on April 21.
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