Ford finishes 1 2 3 at X Games 17 RallyCross

Yesterday was the final day for the 17th edition of ESPN’s X Games, including the RallyCross finals featuring some of the biggest names in the world of rally racing and when the dust cleared – Ford had claimed gold, silver and bronze with Brian Deegan winning followed by Tanner Foust and Finnish driver Marcus Gronholm.

The new Ford Fiesta Rally Car has proven to be a formidable opponent in rally events around the world and with the team of all star drivers like Tanner Foust, Brian Deegan (shown on the right), Ken Block and Marcus Gronholm – Ford expected great things from the Fiesta race program at X Games 17. However, the Fiesta had to fight through some of the best rally cars and racers in the world; facing legendary rally models like the Subaru WRX STi, the Mitsubishi Evolution and the Citroen C4 along with new models such as the Hyundai Veloster piloted by Rhys Millen.

The early rounds started out very well for Ford as Tanner Foust practically walked to victory in the first race of the day. That win was followed up by Brian Deegan as he held off Subaru’s Travis Pastrana to win the second heat of the day. The third race of the day saw Liam Doran in his Citroen guarantee his spot in the finals by beating out his field of four and in the final 1st round race of the day; Marcus Gronholm dominated a field which included Subaru racer Dave Mirra and rally superstar Ken Block. Unfortunately for Block, Mirra got into the back end of his Fiesta Rally Car very early in the race – forcing Block to make up a ton of time. While he was able to climb back to second, his #43 Monster Ford Fiesta would never really challenge for the lead.


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