Tanner Foust

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Tanner Foust
TannerFoust-ERC2011-Belgium-Meet&Greet.JPG
Tanner Foust pictured while giving autographs
Born(1973-06-13) June 13, 1973 (age 40)
Denver , Colorado
NationalityAmerican
EducationDegree in molecular biology from University of Colorado
Alma materUniversity of Colorado
OccupationTV Show Host
Stunt Car Driver
Professional Drift Car Driver
Professional Rally Car Driver
Known forRallycross and drift racing
Formula D Drift Champion (2007, 2008)
X Games gold medallist:
Rally Car Racing (2007, 2010)
Rally Car Super Rally (2010)
Gymkhana Grid (2013)
Global RallyCross Champion (2011, 2012)

Television and film
Film Stunt Driver
SPEED's SuperCars Exposed host
SPEED's Redline TV host
ESPN's Import Tuners host
History Channel's Top Gear host
Home townDenver, Colorado
Height5 foot 10 inches (178 cm)
Weight180 pounds (72.5 kg)
Website
http://tannerfoust.com/
 
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Tanner Foust
TannerFoust-ERC2011-Belgium-Meet&Greet.JPG
Tanner Foust pictured while giving autographs
Born(1973-06-13) June 13, 1973 (age 40)
Denver , Colorado
NationalityAmerican
EducationDegree in molecular biology from University of Colorado
Alma materUniversity of Colorado
OccupationTV Show Host
Stunt Car Driver
Professional Drift Car Driver
Professional Rally Car Driver
Known forRallycross and drift racing
Formula D Drift Champion (2007, 2008)
X Games gold medallist:
Rally Car Racing (2007, 2010)
Rally Car Super Rally (2010)
Gymkhana Grid (2013)
Global RallyCross Champion (2011, 2012)

Television and film
Film Stunt Driver
SPEED's SuperCars Exposed host
SPEED's Redline TV host
ESPN's Import Tuners host
History Channel's Top Gear host
Home townDenver, Colorado
Height5 foot 10 inches (178 cm)
Weight180 pounds (72.5 kg)
Website
http://tannerfoust.com/

Tanner Foust (born June 13, 1973) is a professional racing driver, stunt driver, and television host. He competes in rally, drift, ice racing, time attack and rallycross with multiple podium placements, national championships, and world records. He is a co-host on the American version of the motoring television series, Top Gear.

Background[edit]

Growing up in a navy family, Foust spent several years as a child in Scotland where he discovered rally racing and learned to drive on the country roads near his home. He returned to the US and went into a pre-med track at the University of Colorado, earning a biology degree. He spent his summers at the track, trading seat time in racecars for mechanic work and driver coaching jobs. After college, he began working as an ice driving coach, an instructor at automotive marketing events and competing in anything he could, including rally and drifting. He made the transition to professional racing in 2003, and soon moved to California to begin stunt driving for Hollywood films. With his tireless passion for cars, he has rapidly become one of the busiest professional drivers in the US. He considers himself fortunate.[1]

Career[edit]

2011 ERC: Tanner Foust and his 560bhp Ford Fiesta Mk7 4x4 in action at Maasmechelen

He was slated to become co-host for the original American version of the motoring television series, Top Gear, on NBC and filmed a pilot before the series was dropped. The series has since been picked up by the History Channel and Foust was the only pilot presenter to be picked up when the program finally made it on air in the U.S. in late 2010. He has also hosted other shows including SPEED Channel's SuperCars Exposed, SPEED Channel's Redline TV and ESPN's Import Tuners. On November 21, 2010, he made his debut for the History Channel series, Top Gear, the American version of the BBC hit series of the same name.

Foust has been a stunt driver for films such as The Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift, Iron Man 2, and The Dukes of Hazzard and set multiple world records with Hot Wheels and Top Gear. He was a prominent competitor in the Formula Drift series, winning the 2007 and 2008 championship. Foust is the first driver in Formula Drift history to win back-to-back series championships. He is the most decorated driver in X Games history with 9 medals. Foust first competed in X Games XIII in 2007 where he won the gold in the rally racing event. He also participated in Rally America in 2009. In 2010 at X Games XVI he won gold in Rally Car Racing and Rally Car Super Rally, driving the Rockstar Energy Ford Fiesta. He also competed in the European Rallycross Championship, becoming the first American to do so. After leaving the drifting scene in favor of RallyCross in 2011, Foust became a regular ERC competitor, taking part in all 10 rounds of the FIA recognized series as well as Global RallyCross - winning the championship. In 2012, Foust continued his success with another Global RallyCross championship.

For 2013, Foust medaled in both racing events at X Games XIX Los Angeles with a gold in Gymkhana Grid and silver in RallyCross. These marked his eighth and ninth X Games medals. He is currently in 2nd place in points behind Ford Racing teammate Toomas Heikkinen. Tanner will return for a fourth season as host of Top Gear at the end of the Summer.

In Summer 2014 he started shooting the fifth season of Top Gear. [2]

At the Chicago Auto Show in February of 2014, Foust announced a new partnership with Volkswagen and Andretti Autosport. He will be racing a rallyspec Volkswagen Beetle for the 2014 Global Rallycross season.

Achievements[edit]

European Rallycross Championship results[edit]

YearEntrantCar12345678910ERXPoints
2010United States Tanner FoustFord FiestaPOR
8
FRAGBR
6
HUNSWE
6
FINBELGER
0
POLCZE
8
11th40
2011United States Tanner FoustFord FiestaGBR
(8)
POR
1
FRA
6
NOR
6
SWE
1
BEL
8
NED
DSQ
AUT
3
POL
3
CZE
3
2nd116
2012United States Tanner FoustFord FiestaGBR
1
FRA
13
AUTHUN
2
NOR
1
SWEBEL
2
NED
6
FIN
6
GER3rd100
2013Sweden Olsbergs MSE ABFord FiestaGBR
1 14 + 6 + 6
PORHUNFIN
1 14 + 4 + 6
NORSWEFRA
6 12 + 5 + 1
AUTGER9th68

TV and film[edit]

Tanner Foust for Team Hot Wheels jumping across the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's infield at the fourth turn.

References[edit]

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Preceded by
Rhys Millen
Formula D Champion
2007 and 2008
Succeeded by
Chris Forsberg

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