Rally Car Super Rally Final Thrills Fans as Foust and Deegan Take Top Two Spots for Second Time

X Games 16 newest event Rally Car Super Rally excited the drivers, judges and fans as twelve competitors had the chance to race head to head in, out and around The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the first time. Rally Car Racing medalists Tanner Foust and Brian Deegan again rode away tonight with gold and silver, this time in the Super Rally Final. This brings Foust’s X Games medals to five and Deegan now has 12.

“The track was perfect and had so much grip,” Foust said. “Door-to-door, I like racing the four cars, but even when you say you don’t have a favorite kid, you always do. And Super Rally is definitely my favorite.”

Competition quickly whittled down to the final four: Foust, Deegan, Samuel Hubinette and Stephan Verdier. As the four cars lined up at the top of the Coliseum, anticipation was high for a thrilling race. While Foust edged out Deegan in the first turn, an early jump by Deegan put him in third. Even with a lost bumper, Verdier was hot on Foust’s heels as the two drivers vied for number one position. Verdier looked to take silver but during the last lap, Deegan made fast work of the track and found himself back in second position.

“I knew Foust had me at the start, then I made some rookie mistakes,” said Deegan. “At the beginning of the day, I had no idea I would be winning a medal because practice was not going so well. I am super pumped to go home with two silver medals.”

Trailing in last place the entire race, rookie Hubinette squeaked past Verdier at the last second to take home the bronze medal.

“What a finish,” said Hubinette. “It was insanely fun. I was the underdog, and no one expected this from me.”

When the four drivers finished, they played to the cheering crowd, taking jumps and turning doughnuts.

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