Global RallyCross Championships start up tomorrow in Irwindale! Here's what Tanner's rollin' for the weekend.
etnies is proud to support the Global RallyCross Championship (GRC) with its driver Tanner Foust competing in the first event set to kick off this weekend at Irwindale Speedway. Tanner Foust swept X Games 16 taking first in both rally events, and will be competing in the series alongside top drivers from both U.S. and European rallycross championships.
“The etnies rally drivers had a really successful first year in 2010, and I am really looking forward to seeing them continue their success in the new GRC series,” said Mike Regan, etnies brand director.
“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, CA. Round two moves to an exciting new facility outside of Seattle April 15-16, and competitors will hit the large oval at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado Springs, CO, 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. Foust is known for his winning record in the motorsports world, along with appearances as the lead stunt driver in Dukes of Hazzard, Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, and The Bourne Ultimatum.
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