Speed ze­roes in on Global Ral­ly­cross ti­tle lead

Motor Sport News - - Sporting Scene - Photos: Colin Casser­ley, Hal Ridge

For­mer F1 driver Scott Speed won the lat­est round of the Amer­i­can-based Global Ral­ly­cross Cham­pi­onship in MCAS New River, Washington, last week­end.

The vic­tory means he has closed in on Volk­swa­gen An­dretti Au­tosport team-mate Tan­ner Foust in the cham­pi­onship points race.

Speed started on pole po­si­tion for the fi­nal and took the lead at the first cor­ner, fol­lowed by for­mer World Rally driver Par­tik San­dell.

Ford Fi­esta pi­lot Brian Dee­gan ran third for much of the race, pres­sured by Foust throughout, un­til the some­time World RX driver passed his com­pa­triot to fin­ish on the podium.

Dee­gan was clas­si­fied fourth with Joni Wi­man best of the Ols­bergsmse Honda Civics in fifth. Chip Ganassi Rac­ing’s Steve Ar­pin fin­ished sixth.

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