Flying Ford Fiestas on X Games

Posted on Tuesday, 4 August 2009 , 13:08:13 byEmil

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Flying Ford Fiestas on X Games

With this new Fiesta from Ford having all sorts of success motor sport being on Pikes Peak or on some made for Television special stage gets lots of success in America. Its latest achievement - gold at the X-Games 15, the amazing trio bets with Kenny Brack, Indy 500 winner, Tanner Foust - ex X-Games Rally gold medalist and a rookie X-Games fast freestyle motocross, the talented veteran... Brian Deegan... all for the Fiesta Movement.

“The Ford Fiesta was a great car and this victory is the result of a lot of hard work by the Olsbergs team,” said Brack, the 1st invited driver to X Games rally contest to win. “The Fiesta is a great car, very fast, especially on tarmac. The whole package was fantastic. We ran a single set of BFGoodrich tires today and never had any problem. I almost destroyed the car in practice this morning because I never jumped the jumps before and because it is a different technique I landed on the nose and ripped the roll bar and everything off of the car. We managed to regroup and the crew worked hard to get it ready for the elimination rounds. After that first problem, the jumps all went fine. You can dream about something like this, but the reality is often different. But today, everything fell our way.”

“The Fiesta was running good and unfortunately Kenny and I got stuck up against each other in the semi-finals so it was Fiesta vs. Fiesta,” said Foust, who said the Fiesta is ‘an angry little beast’. “Ford had three of the final four, which shows the strength of the car. I was a little slow against Kenny on the first half of the track, but on the second half I made it up and I think I may have passed him a little bit. Then coming around the fountain a barrier had moved in the competition and I just made an error and I drove up basically his lane instead of mine and I had to do a 180 and come back and that cost me at least 4 or 5 seconds and Kenny took it. He is an amazing driver and Kenny has such a big background and he deserves it. Best of all, Ford has 1 and 3 at the X Games and that is a lot of hardware.”

Deegan, Ford Fiesta ROCKSTAR driver, finished 4th losing his turbo strength against Pastrana - old rival. “Rally is over and it was a fun day for me with it being my first time doing the rally at X Games,” said Deegan, a ten-time medalist on X Games. “I had a good time in the car out there ripping around. I ended up not getting any practice this morning because they cut it short which didn’t help me much, so I went out and hit the jump a little too fast in my prelim and endoed and smashed it a little bit and popped my turbo hose off. So I luckily finished the round and got through and my next round was with [Ken] Block and going off the course all crazy made my turbo hose pop off again. With the quick turnaround for the last run against Pastrana, they couldn’t get the turbo hose on right and I went out with no power and I came up for the jump and thought it was all or nothing and since I didn’t want to crash the car, I went around the jump and just finished the race. There is always next year. Up to that point I was kicking butt and I was surprised with my driving. Hopefully, next year, I am in a Ford Fiesta and I can win a medal.”