With Excessive E‘s Copper X Prix nonetheless 4 weeks away, Tanner Foust will give brief course off-road racing one other go this weekend as he enters Championship Off-Street‘s Polaris World Championship Off-Street Races at Crandon Worldwide Raceway. He’ll compete within the Professional 2 class as soon as once more, driving the #34 truck owned by fellow Yokohama Tire athlete Andrew Carlson.
Though Foust has competed in quite a lot of racing codes from rallycross to hillclimbing, his brief course expertise is proscribed by comparability. He first ran the self-discipline in 2014, driving a Professional 2 at Lake Elsinore with the now defunct Lucas Oil Off Street Racing Collection alongside fellow motorsport star Travis Pastrana.
Seven years later, Foust and Pastrana joined forces once more as they entered their maiden Crandon World Championship with backing from Yokohama, although Pastrana ran the Professional 4 race whereas Foust stayed in Professional 2. Foust would end seventh within the World Championship adopted by fifth within the subsequent day’s Crimson Bull Crandon World Cup.
Being probably the most prestigious occasion in brief course racing, the World Championship steadily attracts particular one-offs like Foust, Pastrana, and Bryce Menzies. Nevertheless, Menzies has opted to not run the 2022 version as he needs to spend time together with his household following his son’s start whereas Pastrana is in St. Petersburg with the American Energy Boat Affiliation Offshore Nationwide Championship Collection.
Foust examined at Crandon in August to organize for his entry. He was twelfth of sixteen drivers in Thursday’s apply session and certified in the identical place with a lap time of 1:31.134, over four-and-a-half seconds behind pole winner Ryan Beat.
The primary Professional 2 race will happen on Saturday, 3 September, at 5:15 PM Central. Sunday will see the Professional 2 World Championship at 10:15 AM adopted by the Crimson Bull World Cup at 5 PM.
A lot of Foust’s racing in 2022 has been in Excessive E as he and Emma Gilmour début the McLaren XE programme. After three races, the crew is eighth within the championship with a finest classification of fifth within the season-opening Desert X Prix.