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VARX Race Two Report: LA

09.13.15

SCOTT SPEED, NO. 41 MERCHANT FIRST BEETLE


– Speed sealed the deal in Los Angeles, stealing his second first-place finish of the Global Rallycross doubleheader weekend.
– The California-native now sits in the second position in the championship point standings after his podium sweep in Los Angeles.

“It’s been a great weekend, obviously at the beginning of the season we struggled a bit, but with a new program like this you’re bound to have problems and we have had them. I think our Beetles are dialed in, they are fast and durable, so I see us as a major threat for the championship. I couldn’t be happier, I feel so lucky to be able to drive this Merchant First Beetle and I have a great teammate, a great team and I cannot say enough good things about Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross.”

 
 
TANNER FOUST, NO. 34 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK BEETLE


 The California resident ended the No. 34 Rockstar Energy Drink Beetle’s day in Los Angeles in the third position, capturing his second podium finish during the doubleheader weekend.
– Foust battled his way to the top during this morning’s early heat run and semifinal session, the four-time X Games gold medalist captured more than 50 points towards his championship hunt. 

“I think I started in sixth place coming around the fifth corner which is the one right before the jump and it was just mayhem. I felt pretty fortunate to get back up into the third position and the Volkswagen Beetles we’re just flying all weekend. Scott (Speed) got out of the pack quick today with a clean sweep and he was just super fast. Both of our cars have been incredible in Los Angeles, so we’re stoked. I don’t know what that does for the championship, but it’s definitely made it interesting now.”