Ford Takes Home Global Rallycross Manufacturers’ Championship
Toomas Heikkinen Takes Gold At X Games Los Angeles
Ford Racing had a very busy weekend as they took home Manufacturers’ Championship for the Global Rallycross Championship and two of their drivers, Toomas Heikkinen and Tanner Foust claiming the top two spots at X Games Los Angeles RallyCross event.
The final heat was made up of ten vehicles and the start could best be described as a demolition derby. On the first lap, Ken Block played bumper cars with Patrik Sandell and Liam Doran. That resulted in Block being turned sideways and in the way of the charging pack, causing Block, Sandell, Doran, and Brian Deegan to lose any chance of a podium finish. On the second lap, leader Sverre Isachsen was issued a penalty for jumping the start which gave Heikkinen the lead which he would hold on to until the finish. Foust was right behind Heikkinen the whole time and would take second.
“The race was unbelievable for me. It feels so good. The first corner was so stuffed. I went in there side-by-side, door-to-door with Ken Block. I went a little too wide after the first corner, so when Liam (Doran) and Ken started to crash together, I just watched and went in between them,” said Heikkinen.
This makes four straight wins for Heikkinen in the Global Rallycross Championship and back-to-back gold medals in the X Games. Heikkinen's win also continues Ford's dominance over the Global Rallycross Championship with the brand taking home 15 out of a possible 18 podium finishes, including five victories.