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Speed wins the first GRC race of 2017 in Memphis

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Scott Speed, the former NASCAR and Forumla driver, who is presently the Circle K/Oberto Beef Jerky Rallycross driver, has won the first Red Bull Global Rallycross race of the season at the Memphis International Raceway in Memphis, Tenn. The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross driver completed the 10 lap final first.

His best lap was 58.065. He completed the entire race in 10:14.090.

Scott Speed (Photo by Scott Speed from the Memphis race)

Scott Speed (Photo by Scott Speed from the Memphis race)

Tanner Foust, who is also a part of the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team and Rockstar Energy Drinks-sponsored, finished 0.431 seconds behind his teammate, Speed. Foust’s best lap was 59 seconds and finished in 10:14.54 seconds.

Steve Arpin rounded out the Top 3 in his Loenbro Motorsports, as the Canadian was 1.453 seconds behind the leaders. The DeRive Efficiency driver had a best lap of 1:00.504, but completed the 10 laps in 10:15.543.

Subaru Rally Team USA did not have any of their two drivers complete the course. Patrik Sandall did not complete a lap. His teammate, Chris Atkinson, was better, as he was just three laps from completing the course. He had completed seven laps.

Sebastian Eriksson and Cabot Bigham did not the finish the course, joining Sandall and Atkinson. Erikkson, who is a part of the Honda Red Bull OMSE, and Bigham, who is a part of Bryan Herta Rallysport, were one lap down.

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