Speed, Lasek, Block, Foust among entries for Volkswagen Rallycross DC
Third round of series to be held at RFK Festival Grounds
Officials from Red Bull Global Rallycross today revealed the entry list for Volkswagen Rallycross DC -- the third round of the 2014 GRC season to be held at the RFK Festival Grounds June 21-22. Supercar competitors hail from eight countries and include such stars as recent X Games gold medalist and former NASCAR and Formula 1 driver Scott Speed, Gymkhana internet sensation Ken Block, stunt driver and Top Gear on HISTORY host Tanner Foust, and ten-time X Games gold medalist, skateboarding legend, and Maryland native Bucky Lasek (in photo).
Also joining the fray will be two female drivers, Emma Gilmour and Sarah Burgess. Gilmour is no stranger to racing, having achieved three consecutive runner-up finishes in the New Zealand Rally Championship between 2010 and 2012. Burgess is a veteran of the Xtreme Drift circuit, and is even handy with a wrench, having been an integral part of the construction of her car this season.
Scott Speed will be a favorite heading into the Volkswagen Rallycross DC weekend. As winner of the first two rounds of the 2014 Global Rallycross season, Speed is relishing his return to the sharp end of the grid after stints in NASCAR and Formula 1.
Also competing in a Volkswagen Polo at the manufacturer's home race will be stunt driver and television star, Tanner Foust. In addition to his roles behind the wheel in films such as Fast & Furious, Tanner is a co-host of Top Gear on HISTORY. Foust hasn't had the start to the season he'd been hoping for, but the two-time Global Rallycross champion is ready to get back on track in front of the Volkswagen crowd this weekend.
Always a fan favorite, Ken Block is hoping to have a more straightforward race weekend in the Nation's Capital. Star of the viral Gymkhana videos, Block broke through to victory last season in the Las Vegas finale, and he can't wait to take the top step of the podium once again.
Bucky Lasek is feeling particularly good coming into the D.C. race weekend. Not only did he score his best-ever Global Rallycross result at the X Games in Austin, claiming a silver medal to add to his collection, but the longtime skateboarding star will be racing close to home at the RFK Festival Grounds. The Dundalk, Maryland native can't wait to show off his much-improved racing skills to friends and family from around the D.C. region.
Volkswagen Rallycross DC will introduce the extreme version of professional motorsports to Washington, D.C. in an entirely new way with the Red Bull Global Rallycross Series. June 21-22, the 600-plus horsepower Supercars of Red Bull Global Rallycross will take over the RFK Festival Grounds for two days of intense action over tarmac, dirt, and 70-foot jumps. Featuring the greatest drivers and action sports stars in the world, Red Bull Global Rallycross delivers the world's most exciting racing action, with a commitment to openness and fan interaction. For tickets and more information, visit redbullglobalrallycross.com/dc or call 1-800-745-3000.
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