The Ford Fiesta took first, third and fourth place at Sunday’s X Games Rally Competition Finale.
Kenny Brack, the 1999 Indianapolis 500 winner drove the Olsbergs Motorsport Evolution Ford Fiesta to the gold medal. “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 Fiesta is a great car, very fast, especially on tarmac. The whole package was fantastic…You can dream about something like this, but the reality is often different. But today, everything fell our way.”
Brack, who has been retired from competitive racing since running the 2005 Indy 500, drove the 450-horsepower Olsbergs MSE Fiesta brilliantly. He edged his toughest competition and teammate, Tanner Foust, when he miscued on course.
“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. “Ford had three of the final four, which shows the strength of the car. [They have] 1 and 3 at the X Games and that is a lot of hardware.”
Brian Deegan, driver of the ROCKSTAR Ford Fiesta finished fourth after hitting a jump too fast and damaging his turbo hose. “Up to that point I was kicking butt and I was surprised with my driving,” he said. “Hopefully, next year, I am in a Ford Fiesta and I can win a medal.”
The Fiesta is already seeing wild success in Europe and Asia, where it went on sale last year. It’s now Europe’s best-selling model in 2009.
In 2010, the Fiesta will be produced for sale in markets around the world.
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