Photo from the Circuit of the Americas, at Austin, Tx., where the X Games took place, and the normally asphalt-only circuit was filled with a huge load of sand to receive the guys of the Global Rallycross Championship. The podium of the rallycross event was divided into consolidation, debut and surprise.
After 10 laps of a final race that looked more like a Mad Max movie than a race itself, the Andretti Rallysport Beetle RX of Scott Speed saw the checkered flag first, getting his third gold medal on X Games.
Steve Arpin finished second by a second from Speed, earning the first X Games medal for Andretti's IndyCar rivals of Chip Ganassi Racing. He was going for gold, but due to lack of laps, he didn't reach Scott Speed.
Completing the podium was the only non-IndyCar team there, as Olsbergs MSE showed that they have one of the world's best rallycross operations currently, as Swedish driver Sebastian Eriksson got a bronze medal in a inspired participation, despite being in his rookie season in the GRC supercars.
Chip Ganassi and Andretti still got fourth and fifth places, respectively with Metal Mulisha guy Brian Deegan and Top Gear US host Tanner Foust, proving that these outfits are there for the fight this year.
PHOTO: Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship