With the second lap started, things began to settle down a bit. Up front, Foust looked for a way past Speed, with Arpin looking to steal away a VW 1-2.
As he had been all day, Scott Speed was simply on rails. He began to pull out a small, but comfortable, 2 second lead on his teammate.
The bumping and banging of the opening lap left Oliver Eriksson with some body damage. His hood threatened to fly up, but fortunately it stayed down for the remainder of the 10 lap final. Sandell also had damage to his left rear from colliding with Dyne.
Speed was once again untouchable and lead from flag to flag, taking the inaugural Indy win! Foust and Arpin finished 2nd and 3rd. The win was especially sweet for Andretti Autosport team owner, Michael Andretti. After all, his various racing teams are all based in Indianapolis, most notable being his 5-time Indianapolis 500 winning IndyCar team. For Michael, this is very much a home race and winning the inaugural running was very special.
It was special for Foust and Speed too, who both celebrated with smoky, beautiful, AWD cookies.
Steve Arpin joined in on the fun, covering the entire front straight with delicious BF Goodrich tire smoke.
With his win, Scott Speed vaults over Arpin to take 2nd in the points standings. Tanner still leads, but with a mere 28 point margin over his teammate. Arpin, is hot on the VW’s tail, only 7 points behind Speed. With only 5 events left in the season, all three drivers are still in the hunt. Anything can happen, and in Red Bull Global Rallycross, it usually does!
With the champagne sprayed, it’s time to hose off the mud and pack the cars up for another race. GRC returns to action on August 12th and 13th for a double header in Atlantic City, followed by another double header in Seattle, and the season finale in LA on October 14th. Be sure to check it out on NBCSN, or better yet, attend in person if you’re in the area! You won’t be disappointed with a weekend of dirt, smoke, and pure rally car fury.