BFGoodrich takes X Games rally gold; sweeps podium
BFGoodrich Tires swept the podium at the X Games 15 Rally Super Special this past weekend in Los Angeles after Kenny Brack (Ford/BFGoodrich) took home his first X Games gold medal. Last year’s gold medallist Travis Pastrana (Subaru/BFGoodrich) earned a silver medal after leading in the finals, but clipped a wall and ended his shot at gold. Tanner Foust (Ford/BFGoodrich) earned the bronze medal over ROCKSTAR/Ford Fiesta teammate Brian Deegan (Ford/BFGoodrich). The BFGoodrich Tires’ podium sweep brings its medal earning to 11 in four years of X Games rally competition.
“The extreme asphalt and gravel racing course at X Games, highlighted by the 70-foot jump, proved no match for our tires today,” said Roberts Kukainis, Motorsports Manager of BFGoodrich Tires. “Rally has been in X Games for four years and BFGoodrich has 11 medals. Congratulations to both the Ford and Subaru teams who pushed their cars to the limits and put on a tremendous show for the fans."
The Ford and Subaru showdown turned out to be as amplified as anticipated. Brack with his Olsbergs MSE 2009 Ford Fiesta and Pastrana with his Vermont SportsCar-prepared 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI (Subaru Rally Team USA) were within one second of each other in X Games 15 Rally Super Special final before Pastrana made contact with the wall and ended his shot at back-to-back gold medals.
“It’s always sweet to win,” said a smiling Brack. “I’ve never been on a course anything like that in my whole life, the jump and the stadium, it was crazy. There are a lot of different tire choices you can make and we chose BFGoodrich because they are very durable. Having a gravel tire on tarmac is always going to be a challenge, but the g-Force Rally tires performed really well. It goes to show that BFGoodrich is the best tire out there right now and we have a great relationship.”