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Final U.S. Rallycross event dominated by Europeans

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The final rounds of the 2010 U.S. Rallycross season were dominated by the European contingent of the field. Reigning European Rallycross Champion, Sverre Isachsen, alongside fellow Scandinavian driver Toomas Heikkinen, claimed one victory apiece throughout the weekend.

Isachsen starred throughout Saturday’s heats and final, showing why he is the double European Champion. He steered his Ford Focus to victory with a gap of over five seconds ahead of the young Finn, Heikkinen.

Heikkinen claimed second place in his SAAB 93 and, in doing so, became the youngest competitor to take to the U.S. Rallycross podium in the All Wheel Drive class.

Tanner Foust held the American pride on his shoulders, and managed to claim the final podium spot for Saturday.

The final weekend of the inaugural running of the U.S. Rallycross featured two events, one running on Saturday, and one on Sunday, and the latter provided as much action as the spectators had come to expect from the new series.

On his debut weekend in the U.S. Heikkinen followed up from his second place on Saturday with a stunning victory in Sunday’s event.

Tanner Foust went one better that the previous day with a second place finish, to boast the best finishing record in the 2010 series; First place in the first two rounds, followed up by a third and s second, meaning that he featured on the podium in every round.

Liam Doran battled problems throughout Saturday, but fought back to take the final place om the podium on Sunday.

Travis Pastrana signed off the current phase of his rally career with Subaru at the New Jersey based event, as he makes the move to run in NASCAR next year.

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