VOLKSWAGEN ANDRETTI RALLYCROSS AND TANNER FOUST SIGN CONTRACT EXTENSION
Herndon, VA (Sept. 25, 2015) — Coming off a pair of podium finishes at the Red Bull Global Rallycross doubleheader from the Port of LA, Tanner Foust has announced the extension of his contract with the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team. The five-time race winner, professional stunt driver and television personality will continue to pilot the No. 34 Rockstar Energy Drink Beetle GRC throughout the next two seasons.
“I’m very happy to be renewing my contract with the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team for the next two years,” said Tanner Foust. “We have built momentum in so many ways over the last year and a half and developed the Beetle GRC into an impressive machine with Volkswagen Motorsport. I have a great relationship with Rockstar Energy Drink, our team gels perfectly and we have really set the bar for the entire rallycross community in terms of professionalism. It’s the right team, manufacturer and series to be with. Now the pressure is on me to get results on the track and that’s how it should be!”
“Tanner has done a great deal both in and out of the race car to help develop our GRC program and I couldn’t be happier to see him back with us for the next two years,” said Clark Campbell, General Manager, Volkswagen Experiential Marketing. “We’re excited to continue working with Tanner to bring new fans to the sport and more wins for Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross.”
Foust is the only driver to have entered every U.S. round of the GRC since the series began in 2011. His two championships, five race wins and 15 career podiums places Foust firmly in the GRC record book. The two-time and reigning Fan Favorite award winner currently runs sixth in the 2015 championship standings, only 63 points behind the points leader. Foust hopes to add to his tally of one victory and two podium finishes in 2015 during the final three rounds of the championship at Barbados and Las Vegas. The re-signing of the two-time champion will guarantee continuity at Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross with teammate Scott Speed also under contract through the 2017 season.
“With his vast GRC experience, Tanner has been a great addition to the team,” said Michael Andretti, President, Chairman and CEO of Andretti Autosport. “We anticipate continued success together, and know that the renewed pairing of our drivers will bring us even greater results in the years to come.”
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Red Bull Global Rallycross Barbados will take place at the Bushy Park Circuit on the island of Barbados, Oct 2-4. NBC will air the race live on Sunday, Oct 4, at 3:30 p.m. ET. Follow @VW and @FollowAndretti on Twitter for live updates throughout the event. For tickets and further event information, visit: http://www.redbullglobalrallycross.com/events.