23 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Speed secures Polo R win at Red Bull Global Rallycross Los Angeles

2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship, Los Angeles: Speed

Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Polo R driver Scott Speed took victory at the end of the first day of the Red Bull Global Rallycross series when it visited Los Angeles on 20-21 September.

The Supercar driver converted a second-place qualifying position into two heat victories, and along with team-mate Tanner Foust’s heat win, made Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross the only multi-heat winning team in the first half of the doubleheader weekend.

Speed drove the 600bhp Polo RX of Foust for the LA weekend (we wondered why the car had Speed’s usual green 7UP livery with Foust’s yellow ‘Rockstar’ wheel arches) as the Top Gear US presenter debuted his new Beetle GRC at the Port of Los Angeles.

Speed’s win saw him score four points, boosting his championship total. The series’ only multiple Supercar class winner also held off Joni Wiman and Ken Block for the victory.

‘So far this Polo has been quite reliable,’ said Speed. ‘We’ve had no problems so far this weekend, knock on wood. Hopefully that continues for the rest of the races, and for sure that will give us a shot at the championship.’

As the series moves to Seattle, Wiman leads Block for the Supercar class lead, while Speed is 29 points behind.

2014 RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP,

LOS ANGELES (DAY 1): FINAL RESULTS


1 Scott Speed, #77 Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Polo R
2 Joni Wiman, #31 Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST
3 Ken Block, #43 Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Fiesta ST
4 Rhys Millen, #67 Hyundai/Rhys Millen Racing Veloster Turbo
5 Patrik Sandell, #18 Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST

2014 RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP,

DRIVERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS


1 Joni Wiman, 332
2 Ken Block, 320
3 Nelson Piquet Jnr, 304
4 Scott Speed, 303

5 Sverre Isachsen, 247

2014 RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP,

TEAMS’ CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS


1 Ford, 841

2 Volkswagen, 481

3 Subaru, 420

4 Hyundai, 236

5 Chevrolet, 5

[Images: Larry Chen]

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