Tanner Foust in 2008 Race of Champions on Discovery HD
2008 Race of Champions To Air Domestically On Discovery HD Featuring Team USA’s Tanner Foust and Carl Edwards
March 31st, 2009— It has just been announced that the 2008 Race of Champions will be aired on Discovery HD beginning Sunday April 5th at 9pm EST.
Rockstar Energy race driver Tanner Foust competed for Team USA along side Nascar super star Carl Edwards. They will be featured in the special version of the event edited for US audiences. The one-hour program is scheduled to air eleven times through May 23rd.
In his first trip to the legendary Race of Champions, 2007 and 2008 Formula Drift champion and this year’s X Games Rally silver medalist, Foust, in front of fifty thousand plus spectators and millions of live TV viewers, beat current Formula One championship leader, Jensen Button, in a tight head-to-head race. Foust moved on to the event’s quarter-finals but was beaten by another F1 star, David Coulthard, while racing KTM X Bows. Coulthard was the event’s runner up, and was undefeated racing the X Bows even against 2008 ROC Champion Sebastien Loeb.
The Race of Champions annually pits the best race drivers in the world against each other in head-to-head races on a tarmac course inside Wembley Stadium. The drivers race various identical cars including, for this year, KTM X-Bows, Ford Focus WRC cars and Abarth Assetto Corsas. The winner of the Race of Champions is crowned Champion of Champions. The event attracted fifty thousand plus live spectators and millions of TV viewers worldwide. This is the twenty first year of the Race of Champions.