Nitro World Games - Bronze for Foust

Nitro World Games - Bronze for Foust

25.09.2018: Impressive performance with the Volkswagen Beetle in Nitro Rallycross Tanner Foust (USA) took bronze in the first Rallycross race in the history of the Nitro World Games. Foust, at the wheel of the Volkswagen Beetle, finished third in the final in

Impressive performance with the Volkswagen Beetle in Nitro Rallycross



Tanner Foust (USA) took bronze in the first Rallycross race in the history of the Nitro World Games. Foust, at the wheel of the Volkswagen Beetle, finished third in the final in Salt Lake City/Utah (USA), which consisted of eight Supercars from different Rallycross series.



Volkswagen Andretti-Rallycross team-mate Scott Speed (USA), who ended the heats in second place and won his semi-final, lost out in the chaos of the first two corners. He was spun by eventual winner Timmy Hansen (S, Peugeot) and was forced to retire.



Foust came through the eventful start and, despite the aerodynamics of his car being hampered by a missing front skirt, came home third behind Mattias Ekström (S, Audi).



The 2018 Nitro World Games were held in Salt Lake City/Utah (USA) – on a track designed specifically for the Rallycross competition by Travis Pastrana. This featured a “gap jump” – a jump between two ramps – alternative racing lines and steep turns.



What made the event special was the fact that the supercars from the Americas Rallycross series were joined by those from the FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX).



The two Rallycross series line up on the same track again in a week’s time in Austin/Texas (USA) – although this time in different competitions.



Andre Dietzel, Ingo Roersch, photo VW

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25.09.2018 / MaP

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