VARX Race Two Report: Daytona
- Foust walked away from Semifinal 1B with a DNF after making contact and breaking the front right suspension in the No. 34 machine, ultimately forcing the 42-year-old into the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ).
- After a first-place podium finish in yesterday’s race, the Rockstar Energy Drink driver ended his day in the fifth position at Daytona International Speedway.
“Extreme heat combined with the double-header factor made this one of the most brutal racing weekends I’ve seen in Global Rallycross. I’m happy we came out with a win on Saturday. We were turning quick laps all weekend, but we were constantly hit with mechanical issues, including a bolt issue both Beetles and losing four-wheel drive in today’s final. Both issues are being looked at by the Volkswagen engineers, so to have them on our side is a great asset to the program. I have to thank the Volkswagen Andretti team for working so hard this entire weekend, now we can look ahead to North Carolina.”
SCOTT SPEED, NO. 41 SHARK WEEK BEETLE
- Speed started Round 3 of the Global Rallycross Series with a mechanic issue prior to today’s qualifying run. The 32-year-old went on to finish in the third position in Semifinal 1A, securing a spot in the main event.
- The California-native retired early in race two after losing the front suspension due to an on-track collision – Speed finished in the ninth position.