Foust Climbs up the Overall Standings as Speed Wins Q3
The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team worked long into the night at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres in Canada to repair Tanner Foust’s Volkswagen Beetle after he shunted in Q2 on Saturday.
Foust repaid the hard work of the VARX mechanics by winning Q3 race one in the third round of Americas Rallycross (ARX) but finished second in Q3 behind teammate Scott Speed. ARX Championship leader Speed took the holeshot in race two and won to be 1.5 seconds quicker than Foust.
Loenbro / Hoonigan’s Ken Block and Steve Arpin ran second and third behind Speed in race two in the Ford Focus RS RXs and were third and fifth in the times, Subaru Rally Team USA’s Patrik Sandell slotting into fourth by finishing second to Foust in race one. Sandell had to use the Joker Lap strategy to pass his Subaru teammate Jacques Villeneuve after the 1995 Indianapolis 500 winner took track position at the first turn. STARD’s Rene Munnich was sixth quickest with Subaru’s Chris Atkinson and Villeneuve seventh and eighth. Britain’s Oliver Bennett stopped after the finish line with smoke coming from the hood of his BMW Mini S.
It’s a whole new event for the ARX2 competitors as they begin round three of the single-make ARX support series. Dreyer & Reinbold Racing’s Travis PeCoy took the holeshot in race one and covered off ARX2 Championship leader Conner Martell with a clever Joker Lap strategy. His Dreyer & Reinbold teammate Christian Brooks was second and Buhl Sport Detroit's Alex Keyes was third in the race one positions and the times. Cabot Bigham battled in race two with DirtFish Motorsport’s Fraser McConnell and was fourth quickest.