Host of Top Gear U.S., professional drifter Tanner Foust claimed first place victory in his 350Z at the Formula Drift series this weekend at the Toyota Speedway in Irwindale. Beating out fellow competitors Sam Hubinette (Dodge Viper) and Rhys Millen (Pontiac Soltice), Foust’s claim to the Final Fight victory in Round 8 surprised even him. “We started 2008 with a 2-year old car and with the help of Rockstar we made it strong enough to keep up with the competition,” explained Foust. “Honestly I can hardly believe that I am part of Formula DRIFT history and it is an amazing honor.”
In addition to earning the distinction as lord of Irwindale’s “House of Drift”, Foust has also earned himself the right to compete in The Red Bull Drifting World Championships. Scheduled to take place in Port of Long Beach November 15-16, Foust will compete with other world renowned drifters for the biggest prize purse in drifting history.