Tanner Foust and Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross have announced that the former Red Bull Global Rallycross champion will be staying with the team for the next two years.
The Rockstar Energy Drink backed driver recently took two podium finishes at the doubleheader at the Port of LA and the new contract will be welcomed by GRC fans who have seen him enter every race of the series since it began in 2011.
“I’m very happy to be renewing my contract with the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team for the next two years,” said Foust.
“We have built momentum in so many ways over the last year and a half and developed the Beetle GRC into an impressive machine with Volkswagen Motorsport. I have a great relationship with Rockstar Energy Drink, our team gels perfectly and we have really set the bar for the entire rallycross community in terms of professionalism. It’s the right team, manufacturer and series to be with. Now the pressure is on me to get results on the track and that’s how it should be!”
General Manager of Volkswagen Experiential Marketing Clark Campbell said, “Tanner has done a great deal both in and out of the race car to help develop our GRC program and I couldn’t be happier to see him back with us for the next two years. We’re excited to continue working with Tanner to bring new fans to the sport and more wins for Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross.”
The new contract underlines the commitment that Foust has to add to his two GRC championship titles and will help keep momentum within the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross with team-mate Scott Speed also under contract until the end of the 2017 season.
“With his vast GRC experience, Tanner has been a great addition to the team,” said Michael Andretti, President, Chairman and CEO of Andretti Autosport. “We anticipate continued success together, and know that the renewed pairing of our drivers will bring us even greater results in the years to come.”