Speed re­tains the Global Rallycross Cham­pi­onship

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For­mer For­mula 1 driver Scott Speed suc­cess­fully de­fended his Global Rallycross Cham­pi­onship ti­tle over An­dretti Au­tosport team-mate Tan­ner Foust in a fi­nal-round de­cider in Los An­ge­les in Amer­ica.

With two sep­a­rate events tak­ing place over the week­end in the Amer­i­can-based se­ries, vic­tory on Satur­day and sec­ond place on Sun­day was enough to se­cure Speed his sec­ond ti­tle, driv­ing the squad’s Volk­swa­gen Bee­tle Su­per­car.

Foust, who led the points race head­ing into the event, fin­ished sec­ond on the open­ing day but fourth on Sun­day at the Port of Los An­ge­les venue wasn’t enough to stop Scott tak­ing the ti­tle. Brian Dee­gan won Sun­day’s fi­nal driv­ing an M-sport built Ford Fi­esta, his first win in the se­ries since 2011.

Bri­tish driver David Hig­gins fin­ished sixth on day one and ran in fifth for much of the fi­nal on day two but fin­ished ninth, driv­ing for the Subaru USA team.

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