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GRC Round 3: Saturday's report from Race 1 in New England

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GRC Round 3: Saturday's report from Race 1 in New England
Jun 4, 2017, 2:27 PM

Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross driver Tanner Foust took first place in Round 3 of the 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross season at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

Tanner Foust, Volkswagen
Scott Speed, Volkswagen
Scott Speed, Volkswagen
Tanner Foust, Volkswagen
Scott Speed, Volkswagen
Tanner Foust, Volkswagen
Winner Brian Deegan, Ford
Brian Deegan, Ford
Mitchell DeJong, Honda

Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross driver Tanner Foust took first place in Round 3 of the 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross season at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, becoming the third different Supercar winner in as many events.The former Supercar champion led a 1-2 sweep over teammate Scott Speed, while Honda Red Bull Olsbergs MSE rookie Mitchell deJong completed the podium.

Tanner Foust (No. 34 Rockstar Energy Drink Beetle GRC): “I definitely made some mistakes today, but on paper it did look pretty smooth. Like Scott [Speed] said, these cars really take a beating on this track. Hats off to the [Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross] VARX team really putting everything together. Every heat, we’re fighting for it, all of these guys are. When you cruise through the pits and see the mechanics thrashing at it, even though it doesn’t seem like that much didn’t happen on track, there’s just a lot going on. It really is a very cool track, it’s a cool piece of American history, to come here on the oldest paved oval in the country. In 1940, they started racing here. Many of us haven’t been here before, rallycross has raced in New England but it’s taken a bit of a break, so it’s great to see a lot of familiar faces. To bring a totally different sport to this historic venue, it’s great. You use multiple parts of the track, use the lawn up the hill, the whole deal. We’re using every drop we could possibly get out of this venue. It’s been a great day, so hopefully we’ll put on a great show for tomorrow!”

Scott Speed (No. 41 Orafol Beetle GRC): “It was an exciting day. We had a lot of action on the track all day, battling in pretty much every single race we were in, which is great experience for tomorrow. I now know how the track races. It’s going to be great info. A big shoutout to our team, going 1-2 again. The track is awesome. It’s a bit of a minefield out there, and these cars have taken a beating. It’s really amazing that all of these cars finished the race, but it’s a testament to all of the teams and how much they’ve done to these rallycross cars. Ours managed to stay together and made it a great show.”

Full Supercar results from GRC New England (Race 1) are as follows:

  1. Tanner Foust, #34 Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross
  2. Scott Speed, #41 Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross
  3. Mitchell deJong, #24 Honda Red Bull Olsbergs MSE
  4. Steve Arpin, #00 Loenbro Motorsports
  5. Austin Dyne, #14 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
  6. Patrik Sandell, #18 Subaru Rally Team USA
  7. Chris Atkinson, #55 Subaru Rally Team USA
  8. Cabot Bigham, #2 Bryan Herta Rallysport
  9. Oliver Eriksson, #16 Honda Red Bull Olsbergs MSE
  10. Sebastian Eriksson, #93 Honda Red Bull Olsbergs MSE

Red Bull GRC action from Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park continues on Sunday with another full race program, concluding with Supercar and GRC Lites finals in the afternoon.

 

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