SEMA eNews Vol. 22, No. 41, October 10, 2019

Racing News: Tanner Foust Wins Americas Rallycross Title in Volkswagen Beetle R at Mid-Ohio

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Tanner Foust wrapped up his first ARX championship title at the 2019 Americas Rallycross Series at Mid-Ohio.
   

Tanner Foust Wins Americas Rallycross Title in Volkswagen Beetle R at Mid-Ohio

Tanner Foust wrapped up his first ARX championship title at the 2019 Americas Rallycross Series at Mid-Ohio. The No. 34 Rockstar Energy Drink Beetle R dominated the first two qualifying rounds, but suffered a penalty for contact with Steve Arpin’s Ford in his Q3 Heat race, which put him on the back-foot for the next round of qualifying. Still, a finish was all that was needed to take the title, while teammate Cabot Bigham led the way with a first-place finish in their Q4 Heat. In tricky conditions in the first semi-final, Bigham struggled for grip and didn’t make the final. Foust finished second on the road in the other semi-final, but was given a dubious five-second penalty for transgressing track limits that dropped him to fourth place and thus out of the final.

Yokohama Tire Named Exclusive Tire Provider and Title Sponsor for 2020 Porsche Race Series

Yokohama Tire, Competent Motorsport and Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA) are partnering on two Porsche-specific race series in 2020. Yokohama is the title partner and exclusive tire provider for the Porsche Sprint Trophy USA West and Porsche Air-Cooled Cup USA series, as well as the Porsche Sprint Trophy USA West Invitational, which consists of a select number of special events that will take place on the east coast. Yokohama is also the sponsor and sole tire supplier for The Porsche Pikes Peak Trophy by Yokohama, as well as the IMSA-sanctioned Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama and the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama.

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