16 June 2015

Scott Speed Wins Third Consecutive X Games Gold Medal

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For the second consecutive year, Scott Speed earned a gold medal for the
Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross squad in Red Bull Global Rallycross’ main
event at X Games Austin. Speed, who qualified on the pole for the event and
also won his heat, held off Chip Ganassi Racing’s Steve Arpin and Olsbergs
MSE’s Sebastian Eriksson for the medal.

“We were on plan D—plans, A, B, and C went out the window after lap one!”
Speed said after the event. “What a great race. This is, by far, the best
medal I’ve won. The first one was great because it was my first X Games
and I made a last-lap pass, but I’m sure the in-car footage of this one is
going to be a lot more exciting!”

Speed, Eriksson, and SH Racing Rallycross driver Andreas Bakkerud won the
three heats that sent drivers directly to the final, while Tanner Foust,
Brian Deegan, and Arpin transferred from the six-car last chance qualifier.
In the main event, Eriksson jumped to an early lead, but Speed managed to
catch the Swedish rookie and muscle past to grab the lead. From there,
Arpin claimed second place while Eriksson held Deegan off for third place
on only three tires.

The event, the second on Red Bull GRC’s 2015 schedule, saw 15 drivers
competing for an X Games gold medal in an invitational, non-points format.
Speed’s gold medal on Saturday joins his 2013 gold medal from Brazil and
last year’s gold medal from Austin, while Eriksson adds his bronze medal to
a bronze from GRC Lites competition in Los Angeles in 2013. Arpin’s silver
medal is his first in X Games competition.

Full results from Red Bull Global Rallycross at X Games Austin are as

1. Scott Speed, #41 Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Beetle

2. Steve Arpin, #00 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford Fiesta ST

3. Sebastian Eriksson, #93 Red Bull Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST

4. Brian Deegan, #38 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford Fiesta ST

5. Tanner Foust, #34 Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Beetle

6. Andreas Bakkerud, #07 SH Racing Rallycross Ford Fiesta ST

The Red Bull GRC season resumes on June 19-21 with a doubleheader round at
Daytona International Speedway. Tickets for the event are available at
www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com, and the event can be seen on NBC on
Sunday, June 21 at 2PM ET.

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*About Red Bull Global Rallycross*

Created to produce the fastest and most exciting racing in motorsports, Red
Bull Global Rallycross pits small production-based cars driven by star
drivers against each other in door-to-door racing featuring dirt, asphalt,
and table-top jumps. With enhanced engineering and safety features, the
cars produce 600 horsepower and can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in
less than two seconds, and can also withstand 70-foot jumps and other
vehicle contact. For more information visit www.RedBullGlobalRallycross.com