Piquet’s victory was also the first for SH Rallycross, and came on the heels of a nearly perfect weekend. He turned the second-fastest lap in qualifying, won both of his heat races, and claimed a victory in the semifinal to earn lane choice on the grid. The victory also allowed him to jump from sixth to third place in the Supercar standings with only five races remaining.
Ken Block finished third, earning his class-leading fifth podium finish of the 2015 season. The result extended his Supercar championship lead to 41 points over Sebastian Eriksson of Red Bull Olsbergs MSE. Chip Ganassi Racing’s Steve Arpin and Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross’ Tanner Foust completed the top five.
In GRC Lites, Alex Keyes rebounded from mechanical issues that kept him out of the previous event in Detroit to win his second main event of the season. Keyes held off Oliver Eriksson for the victory, while new Lites points leader Miles Maroney claimed third.
Full Supercar results from Red Bull Global Rallycross Washington DC presented by Volkswagen are as follows:
Nelson Piquet Jr., #07 SH Racing Rallycross Ford Fiesta ST
Patrik Sandell, #18 Bryan Herta Rallysport Ford Fiesta ST
Ken Block, #43 Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Fiesta ST
Steve Arpin, #00 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford Fiesta ST
Tanner Foust, #34 Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Beetle
Sebastian Eriksson, #93 Red Bull Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST
Scott Speed, #41 Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Beetle
Austin Dyne, #14 Bryan Herta Rallysport Ford Fiesta ST
Jeff Ward, #360 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford Fiesta ST
Joni Wiman, #31 Red Bull Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST
Logan Gomez, #77 Royal Purple Racing Ford Fiesta
Pat Moro, #59 PMR Motorsports Chevrolet Sonic
Red Bull Global Rallycross Los Angeles presented by Subaru Tecnica International is the next stop of the 2015 Red Bull GRC season, taking place September 12-13 at the Port of Los Angeles. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.redbullglobalrallycross.com/tickets.