Scott Speed of the Volkswagen Andreddi Rallycross team dominated the Summer X Games finale this weekend with an aggressive performance that finished in gold on the podium. The invitation-only race featured both Speed and teammate Tanner Foust, who finished fifth, on the track. The race itself was a hard-ripping run of all-out dirt mayhem among the teams in attendance. They represent the best that the rallycross circuit has to offer.

x_games_grc_4999Scott Speed’s No. 41 Shark Week VW Beetle GRC was in the front run for most of the night, though he lost a few positions mid-race and had to make a comeback by passing three cars for the win.

“The final race was the most gratifying of my career from the fact that it took so much work, not just from myself, but from the entire Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team,” said Speed. “Ideally it would have been nice to just go through Turn 1 on the inside and just check away from the field, but that didn’t happen. I’d much rather win X Games gold that way. It was a fight and when you are able to close on the win after such competition it is an incredible feeling. I’m sure the show for the X Games fans was amazing. I know I can’t wait to get home and watch it.”

The team returns to Red Bull Global Rallycross now, competing for both driver and team points towards the global finale in that circuit.

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