• Ride Along with Tanner Foust in his Rockstar Energy Drink VW Beetle [Video]


    Tanner Foust No. 34 Rockstar Energy Drink VW Beetle GRC | VW Andretti Race Team

    Global Rallycross racing is one of the most exciting race formats to watch – short, intense qualifying heats, lots of contact, and there is always one big ramp jump built into the course. When Emme Hall was asked if she wanted a ride with Tanner Foust, driver of the No. 34 Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Beetle GRC fielded by the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team, there was no way to contain her excitement.

    Foust drives a VW Beetle specially prepared for the Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) series. The 2.0-liter turbocharged motor sends 540 horsepower to all four wheels and it has approximately 12 inches of suspension travel. Zero to sixty mph happens in 1.9 seconds, a lot faster than anyone can chug a Rockstar Energy Drink.

    Tanner Foust No. 34 Rockstar Energy Drink VW Beetle GRC | VW Andretti Race Team

    “It’s great to come back to the nation’s capital again for Global Rallycross,” said Foust.  “This is where I went to high school so it brings back a lot of memories!  I’m looking forward to the unusually long track and continuing to improve our already-quick cars.  Scott [Speed] and I will be pushing hard to bring home a pair of podiums at Volkswagen’s home race!”

    Going into the seventh round of the Red Bull Global Rallycross championship series in Washington D.C., Foust was ninth in the overall point standings in the supercars class. Even though this was a hometown race for Volkswagen, results weren’t as high as hoped. Foust placed fifth in the final heat and holds ninth position in the championship point standings.

    Hold onto your seat as Emme rides along with Foust for a lap around the GRC course in Washington D.C. – including the big jump.

    Derek Mau
    Derek Mau
    Before becoming an automotive journalist, Derek was diving into engine bays and wiring car audio systems for competitions since high school. Granted, there were a few extra bits and pieces after reassembling everything but nothing ever fell apart on the road. Today Derek applies his enthusiasm and gearhead knowledge into the latest cars, unraveling today's complex automotive technology, and learning the rich history behind classic cars.
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