Well known stunt car driver and motorsports star Tanner Foust returned to his roots this past weekend by piloting a 900 horsepower Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Passat for a limited schedule in the 2015 Formula Drift Series. Although well known for his stunt driving in The Fast & The Furious Tokyo Drift, The Dukes of Hazzard and most recently as co-host on History Channel's Top Gear, the 2007 and 2008 Formula Drift champion is ready to once again prove that he still has what it takes to return to his former racing glory.

Photo by Larry Chen.

READ MORE: Top Gear Hosts Auction off Bike Collections at Bonhams | RideApart

“The fans, the tracks, and the driving in Formula Drift are really something unique in the world of motorsports and I’ve missed being part of it," said Foust, according to a Formula D press release.

READ MORE: 2016 Ford Focus RS Revealed: 316-Plus Horsepower and AWD Coming | DriveApart


So, how exactly does he plan to put a mid-size sedan into the Formula Drift Series victory lane? With the perfect motorsports modifications of course!

Photo by Larry Chen

The former Formula Drifting champion's 2015 Rock Star Energy ride has been revamped from its former 300 horsepower front-wheel self to a rear-wheel 900 horsepower super car. This powerful Volkwagen comes with a 450-cubic-inch nitrous-fed V-8 stuffed into the stub nose, as well as a four-speed dog-type transmission, RS-R custom coil-overs, Recaro seats, a custom roll cage, a giant APR Performance rear wing and new Nitto NT05 tires.

Although Foust had a lot of power waiting for him in his season debut last weekend, his highly anticipated season launch somewhat fizzled out on the Formula D opener at the Streets of Long Beach. In his first round, Foust and his VW Passat took on 35-year-old Justin Pawlak in his Falken Tire Ford Mustang. Pawlak would ultimately move on, forcing Foust and team to go back to the drawing board after a smack with the wall. Now, Foust is working on his next start at Road to the Championship in Braselton, GA on May 8th-9th.

Photo by Larry Chen

Along with his limited drifting schedule, Foust will also have an opportunity to challenge for the Global Rallycross Championship title, while also racing in select stops of the FIA World Rallycross Championship as well as the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.



Global Rallycross Championship (Full season):

GRC Tampa: May 31

GRC Daytona: June 21

GRC Military Base: July 5

GRC Detroit (I): July 25

GRC Detroit (II): July 26

GRC Washington, D.C.: August 15

GRC Seattle: August 30

GRC Los Angeles (I): September 12

GRC Los Angeles (II): September 13

GRC Barbados (I): October 3

GRC Barbados (II): October 4

GRC Las Vegas: November 4

X Games

Rally (Circuit of the Americas): June 4-7

FIA World Rallycross Championship (Select appearances):

World RX of Great Britain: May 22-24

World RX of Canada: August 7-8

World RX of France: September 4-6

World RX of Spain: September 19-20

Formula Drift (Select appearances):

Streets of Long Beach (Long Beach, Calif.): April 10 – 11

Road to the Championship (Braselton, Ga.): May 8-9

Final Fight (Irwindale, Calif.): October 9-10

Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (Select appearances)

Dates TBD

READ MORE: The 666-hp McLaren 675LT is the Supercar from Hell | DriveApart

Photo by Larry Chen

Tanner Foust is Back! Formula Drift, Streets of Long Beach
Follow RideApart on Facebook and Twitter, along with @RideApart on Instagram.

Got a tip for us? Email: tips@rideapart.com