Two-time, first ever back-to-back title champion for one of the most popular racing events of the decade, and as one of the most recognized drivers to the sport, Tanner Foust, is temporarily saying goodbye to Formula D. After standing on the podium five times last season during seven events, he has proven undoubtedly that he is a force to be reckoned with. He holds the highest score in both Formula D and D1 and was also voted to be the “Best Representative of Drifting” by his former competitors. He is indisputably one of the best drivers for precision and car control. Since Tanner is saying goodbye to his former crew at Papadakis Racing, it will be interesting to see last years Rookie of the year, Fredric Aasbo, who has since partnered with Papadakis and Team Need For Speed to step up and take the wheel for the upcoming season.
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Known as the “Ryan Seacrest” of automotive racing, Tanner is prepping for one of the busiest years he has had to date. Focusing primarily on the hit TV show, Top Gear on History channel, he will be filming new episodes along with Rutledge Wood and Adam Ferrara which will debut later this year. His primary focus for 2011 will essentially be on U.S. and European Rally Cross. He is scheduled to make an appearance later this month alongside other world class competitors in Abu Dhabi at the UAE Invitational. Tanner will also be back for X-Games XVII to reclaim his title. Last year he won both gold medals for Super Rally and Rally Cross events at the LA Coliseum.
Catch live video feed from the UAE Invitational on February 25, 2011 at: FormulaDrift.com