With the pair of 1-2 sweeps, both Speed and Foust put the competition out of championship reach, guaranteeing that a Volkswagen driver will win the 2015 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship
The California native suffered a tire puncture in his first Heat that sent him to the back of the Semifinal field, but the No. 41 driver battled back to start the Final from third on the grid.
“I cannot thank the VARX crew enough for the hard work and long hours they put in to get this Beetle GRC back on the podium today. This is another great result for the whole team and I’m excited that we’re heading into the Vegas finale with a lock on the championship for Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross.” – Speed
After becoming the all-time Red Bull GRC wins leader during the Los Angeles weekend, Speed came to the checkered flag in the second position.
The three-time X Games gold medalist is now the championship points leader after his sixth podium of the 2015 season.
“Fortunately we were able to get back to the line after that incident with (Patrik) Sandell. I think we now realize that our cars are durable and we’re having no mechanical or liability problems and that’s key in Global Rallycross. It’s definitely a contact sport; everyone at Volkswagen Andretti has done an amazing job at developing these cars and making them as strong as possible. This race was huge for points, so we just need to have a strong day tomorrow and stay out of trouble.” – Speed