SEMA eNews Vol. 13377, No. 0, December 31, 1969

Racing News: Tanner Foust Wins World RX of Finland

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Tanner Foust won the World RX of Finland last weekend.
   

Rockstar Energy Drink Driver Tanner Foust Wins World RX of Finland
Rockstar Energy Drink driver Tanner Foust returned to the top step of the podium last weekend at World RX of Finland, making it the second year in a row that the American has won the Finnish stop of the championship. Foust progressed through the field over two days of competition to win his Semifinal round and line up the Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Polo R in the front row for Sunday's Final. There, he shot off the start and led from wire to wire for his first overseas win this year.

The two-time Global Rallycross Champion is running a select season of four events in World RX this year, and will next appear in the series at the Canadian round in August. Next month, Foust returns his focus to Global Rallycross competition with the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross squad for back-to-back-to-back race weekends in New York, Charlotte and Detroit. The latest season of his online documentary series, "Life in the Foust Lane," returns soon.

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Bryce Menzies won the 41st SCORE International Baja 500 last weekend—his third Baja 500 victory in four years.
   

FOX Off-Road Drivers Win Baja 500, Australia's Finke and Ultra4 Stampede
On the same weekend, FOX athletes took multiple class wins and the overall victory in Baja, were triumphant at a short-course rock race in California and swept the podium at Australia’s biggest desert race—the Finke.

Bryce Menzies won the 41st SCORE International Baja 500 last weekend—his third Baja 500 victory in four years. Cody Parkhouse won Class 1 and finished 10th overall in his buggy, while Mike Johnson beat a field of 28 competitors in Class 10 at the Baja 500. Menzies qualified second for the Baja 500, putting him at the front of the pack. Shannon Rentsch won the Finke Desert Race in Australia. Along with Rentsch's win, FOX drivers also swept the rest of the podium at Finke and nine of the top 10 overall positions. The Ultra4 season continued with the first Western Region event since King of the Hammers. Tom Wayes took the checkered flag at the Ultra4 Stampede short course event near Sacramento, California, and now sits in first place in the Ultra4 National standings.

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Carl Breeze won two races and posted a second place in the third, which moved him up one place from fifth to fourth in the standings.
 
   

United Autosports Extends Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup Series Lead
United Autosports has extended its points advantage in the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup following the latest three races at Croft last weekend. Carl Breeze won two races and posted a second place in the third, which moved him up one place from fifth to fourth in the standings. Breeze, who had started from the front row—his best qualifying position of the season—won by 1.103 seconds having led from start to finish.

Mitsubishi Motors Scores a 1–2 Finish in the 2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
A pair of Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. (MMNA) MiEV Evolution III all-electric prototype racecars placed first and second within the Electric Vehicle division in the 92st running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) last Sunday in the hands of six-time PPIHC motorcycle champion Greg Tracy and two-time Dakar Rally winner Hiroshi Masuoka, respectively. Tracy finished 2.4 seconds behind overall 2014 Pikes Peak race winner Romain Dumas and his gasoline-powered Le Mans sports car prototype. Tracy and his Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution III powered their way to overall victory in the Electric Vehicle division with a time of 9 minutes 8.188 seconds—a new record for the category. Tracy is the first participant in the event's history to record a sub-10-minute lap time in both two-wheel and four-wheel racing categories.

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