Scott Speed Sweeps Red Bull Global Rallycross Atlantic City

Scott Speed sweeps in AC
Scott Speed sweeps in AC

Scott Speed capped off a perfect day to claim his 15th Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) win and sweeping the weekend in Atlantic City in his No. 41 Oberto Circle K Beetle GRC. Speed started today's Final from pole, beating out Sebastian Eriksson and Steve Arpin who finished in second and third place, respectively.

Competing in his fourth season with Indianapolis-based VARX, Speed has recorded 67 heat race wins, 35 podiums, three X Games gold medals and two back-to-back championships in GRC competition, in addition to his wins.

The 34-year-old boasts one of the most diverse backgrounds in racing, including stints in IndyCar, Formula E, NASCAR and Formula 1, while marking his entry into GRC by winning VARX’s first event in Barbados in 2014.

Today’s win marks the 24th GRC victory for the VARX team, amassing two series titles (‘15/Speed and ‘16/Speed), 45 podiums, 123 heat race wins and 58 top 5's in its four seasons.

Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross fields two full-time entries in Red Bull Global Rallycross, with Speed and Tanner Foust (No. 34 Rockstar Energy Drink Beetle GRC).

"To be honest, that race was kind of Plan A," said Speed.

"That one went the way it hopefully does. The Circle K Oberto Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Beetle is on rails, and it’s super fast. To be fair, these guys are catching up and it’s getting tight.

"I’m really looking forward to a really competitive last half of the season – we’re really going to have to be on our A game. Fortunately, we got some great points this weekend – it gives us the points lead and we’ve just got to hold on. We’re three for three – no complaints!"

Results

Pos No. DRIVER TEAM LAPS GAP BEST LAP
1 41 Scott Speed Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross 10 0.000 52.985
2 93 Sebastian Eriksson Honda Red Bull OMSE 10 4.574 52.922
3 00 Steve Arpin Loenbro Motorsports 10 5.304 53.366
4 55 Chris Atkinson Subaru Rally Team USA 10 9.203 53.318
5 24 Mitchell deJong Honda Red Bull OMSE 10 9.478 51.755
6 2 Cabot Bigham Bryan Herta Rallysport 10 10.065 51.384
7 16 Oliver Eriksson Honda Red Bull OMSE 10 10.642 53.323
8 14 Austin Dyne Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 10 14.716 52.625
9 34 Tanner Foust Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross 10 18.089 52.401
10 18 Patrik Sandell Subaru Rally Team USA 9 1 LAP 52.116

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