Tanner Foust will compete in Global RallyCross Championship (GRC) with his etnies Ford Fiesta, with the first event set to kick off this weekend at Irwindale Speedway outside Los Angeles. Foust, who is known for his winning record in the rally and drifting world as well as appearances as the lead stunt driver in Dukes of Hazzard, Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, and The Bourne Ultimatum, swept X Games 16, taking first in both rally events. He will be competing in the GRC series alongside top drivers from both U.S. and European rallycross championships, including two-time World Rally Champion Marcus Gronholm.
“What we're going to be doing at this first round of the Global RallyCross Championship is setting the tone for the season,” said Brian Gale, co-founder of Global RallyCross Management. “We have amazing athletes and great cars. Really what we want to do for the first go around is capture the best and most exciting elements of X Games rally: the jump, the cars, and good, exciting competition between the athletes."
The GRC season opener named “The Revolution” will take place March 25-26, at Irwindale, Calif. Round two moves to a new facility outside of Seattle on April 15-16, and competitors will hit the large oval at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado Springs, Colo. on June 17-18, for Round three. The RallyCar organization will sanction the events.
The GRC races will be featured on ESPN and ESPN2, following the NASCAR Nationwide Series Race and NHRA Championships.
The Rockstar etnies TFR rally team was instantly thrown into the spotlight with its domination at X Games 16. Tanner Foust and Brian Deegan earned gold and silver medals in all events, confirming their talent in the sport.