Tanner Foust announces busy 2015 schedule

Tanner Foust has announced his schedule for 2015, and it includes ventures into Drifting, World Rallycross, the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing series and the X Games on top of a full Global Rallycross campaign.

The multiple Rallycross and drift champion will participate in three rounds of the Formula Drift competition in 2015, driving a 900 horsepower Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Passat, a brand new drift machine.

“I think it is safe to say, the return of two-time FD champion Tanner Foust highlights the most anticipated Formula DRIFT season to date,” said Ryan Sage, the co-founder of the Formula Drift series.

“Some of the best battles in series history have featured Tanner and our fans are going to be thrilled to see him back in the mix in 2015 in a brand new Rockstar Energy Drink machine.”

Foust has already confirmed his participation in the Global Rallycross championship in 2015 with the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross (VARX) team alongside Scott Speed, with the team also expected to participate in this year’s X Games at the Circuit of the Americas in June. Foust and VARX are pre-season favourites to add to his two Global Rallycross titles.

“Volkswagen and Andretti are a winning combination and we had a fantastic debut last year,” said Foust. “It’s exciting that in our first season we were able to get so much real-world GRC testing with the Beetle.

“The Volkswagen Motorsport and Andretti engineers have continued with development this off-season and I can’t wait to show off all the hard work when we get back on track in May.”

Foust has also confirmed his presence at four of the FIA World Rallycross Championship events due to take place this year with Swedish team Marklund Motorsport. He is also aiming to compete in the Pro-2 class of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series in 2015.

“I’m going back to my roots with drifting, racing in Rallycross, scraping the rust off some road racing skills, and continuing to learn more about off-road racing,” said Foust. “For me, it’s important to stay in touch with these different disciplines — especially as I’m working with Volkswagen on developing some exciting new project cars.”