ARX | FOUST PREVAILS ON OPENING DAY AT MID-OHIO
Sunday 9th of June 2019
Andretti Rallycross’ Tanner Foust was quickest in a drama filled Q2 at the Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio as Subaru Motorsports’ Scott Speed crashed out.
Reining Americas Rallycross (ARX) Champion Speed, racing for Subaru Motorsports for the first time at the Mid Ohio Sports Courses new Rallycross facility, launched from the pole on Q2 race 1 but when Foust and Leonbro Motorsports’ Steve Arpin touched on the way to the first turn, Foust’s Volkswagen Beetle was spun into Speed. The WRX STI was pushed into a tire barrier and damaged both rear wheels, bringing out the red flags.
Foust took the hole-shot in the restart and held off Subaru’s Chris Atkinson for the win and fastest time. Arpin spun on the dirt on lap 1 and was P4 in Q2 behind race 1 winner Travis PeyCoy in the times. Turn 1 also had drama in race 1, Andretti Rallycross’ Cabot Bigham and Subaru’s Patrik Sandell came together and Sandell crashed out into a track marker. Bigham also had a spin in the race. Foust leads after the first two qualifiers. Speed is P2 and Arpin P3.
In ARX2, Buhl Sport’s Alex Keyes took the win in the first Final of the weekend, ahead of IndyCar's Sage Karam and DirtFish Motorsports' Brad DeBerti.