As many of you may or may not know, I am a big motorsports fan; F1, IRL, ALMS, Super GT, WRC, you name it and I will most likely like it. As a motorsports fan, I look forward to a big annual event called, the Race of Champions (www.raceofchampions.com). It is a huge international all star competition that evolved from dirt courses in the Canary Islands to custom paved courses inside huge European football (soccer) stadiums like Wembley in London.
This year, amongst the likes of Formula 1, WRC, MotoGP, World Superbike, DTM, WTCC, A1GP, and NASCAR champions and stars you have 2-time Formula Drift champion Tanner Foust!! This is obviously big for Tanner’s career, which we are all completely stoked about, but his presence at ROC is huge for the USA, Formula Drift and the entire world of drifting. And as if just being invited to the competition wasn’t big enough, Tanner takes out Jenson Button of Honda F1 in round 1. Unfortunately, he loses in the quarterfinals to David Coulthard (the most experience current F1 driver) of Red Bull F1. How cool would it have of been if Tanner had to face F1 all-time great Michael Schumacher and beat him?! Well I guess there is next year. Everyone give a good pat on the back to Tanner when you see him. Way to represent all of us!