Ford will enter three cars in the X Games event in California later this month
2 July 2009

Ford has announced it will enter its Fiesta Rallycross cars in the ESPN X Games Rally competition event in California later this month.

The Swedish Olsbergs Motor Sport Evolution (MSE) team will enter three Rockstar liveried Ford Fiestas in the event’s main race, driven by Kenny Brack, Tanner Foust and Brian Deegan.

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Ford has also entered the Fiesta Rallycross car in the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb in Colorado later this month.

Brian Wolfe, director of Ford North America Motorsport, said: “The new Fiesta is already creating headlines around the world. The announcement that it would compete at Pikes Peak was greeted so positively by enthusiasts everywhere. Now, to back it up with competition at the X Games will just create even more buzz for the car.”

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Brack is a former Indianapolis 500 champion, while Foust is a former champion in events including rallying, drifting and ice racing. Deegan is a ten-time medalist at the X Games.

Jost Capito, director of Ford global motorsport business development, said: “We are very excited to see the Fiesta competing not only at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, but also at the X Games in LA. We’ve put together a strong team and our all star drivers.”

Ford sources have revealed the company has been completely overwhelmed with the reception the Ford Fiesta Rallycross car has had in America and it is looking at further outings for the 780bhp car.

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