CAR: #34 FORD FIESTA
SPONSOR: ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK
HOMETOWN: STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO
HIGHLIGHTS: 5 X GAMES MEDALS
Tanner Foust is becoming one of the most visible drivers in all of motorsports. From serving as a co-host on Top Gear USA to his stunt work in movies (Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, Dukes of Hazzard, etc.) and his domination of the North American RallyCross and X Games competitions, Foust is everywhere.
Foust is an accomplished professional driver with a record of top finishes, A three-time X-Games gold medalist and two-time Formula Drift champion, his varied racing experience also includes open wheel competition, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, rally racing, sports car racing and the SCORE Baja.
Growing up in a Navy family, Foust spent several years as a child in Scotland where he discovered rally racing and learned to drive on the country roads near his home. He returned to the U.S. and went into a pre-med track at the University of Colorado, earning a biology degree. He spent his summers at the track, trading seat time in racecars for mechanic work and driver coaching jobs. After college, he began working as an ice driving coach, an instructor at automotive marketing events and competing in anything he could, including rally and drifting. He made the transition to professional racing in 2003, and soon moved to California to begin stunt driving for Hollywood films. With his tireless passion for cars, he has rapidly become one of the busiest professional drivers in the U.S.
Earlier this year Foust announced a partnership with Ford Racing to represent the ‘Blue Oval’ in the Global RallyCross Championship (GRC), European RallyCross Championship (ERC) and X Games.
In 2010, he became the first American ever to compete overseas in the FIA European RallyCross (ERC) series. In 2011 he became the first American to win an ERC event when he edged Swedish champion Andreas Eriksson at Portugal and followed up that success with another victory at Sweden in July.
Foust has taken his driving skills to new heights, literally. At the 2011 Indianapolis 500 he jumped a Hot Wheels truck a world record 322 feet (over 107 yards) as part of a Mattel promotion during the pre-race ceremonies.