Autobytel was invited out by Ford to check out their Ford Fiesta ST Global Rallycross lineup at Autoclub Speedway in Fontana, CA. I was a fun day of tire smoke and exhaust notes.
Tanner Foust’s Ford Fiesta ST GRC car with the Rockstar livery just looks like a force to be reckoned with.
With the sun shining in Fontana the line-up of Ford Fiesta ST race machines looked ready to attack the course.
Toomas Heikkinen in his Ford Fiesta ST about to go on the course to give a guest a ride along.
Miller Motorsports Park supplied all the helmets for the day for use during the awesome ride along with one of the drivers at the event.
This guest had the expression of all of us when he got out of the car after a ride along with Patrik Sandell.
Even the GRC lites were at the event for practice. I will tell you, these may be a lot smaller and less powerful than the Fiesta ST GRC car but they seem like they are still a blast to drive.
Tanner Foust out on the course pushing the Fiesta ST to the limit after the chicane that was set up.
As I mentioned it was sunny and warm last week at Autoclub Speedway. Toomas Heikkenin was trying to keep cool in his car while the mechanics were checking out the Fiesta ST.
I was lucky enough to go on a ride-along with the Xgames Los Angeles GRC winner Toomas Heikkinen last week. Let me tell you, it was amazing, amazingly insane! I gave him a big thumbs up in the car and he returned the gesture.
Driver side by side. Who has the better smile, Tanner Foust or Patrik Sandell?
Ford has some production Ford Fiestas on display at the event. One Fiesta wrapped in the Octane Academy livery.