Tanner Foust Returns To Nitrocross

August 18, 2023Joe Moore

Motorsport icon Tanner Foust is returning to Nitrocross this weekend. Find out everything you need to know below!

He’s Back!

Tanner Foust will make his return to Nitrocross this weekend at Nitrocross Utah. Foust who was a regular for the 2021 season and the one-off events in 2018 and 2019 missed the entire 2022-23 season. Foust finished sixth in the 2021 championship, 41 points behind Steve Arpin taking no wins or podiums. The season was a bit of an odd one for the former Americas Rallycross and Global Rallycross champion. As he has only ever finished a season without a podium twice before the 2021 season. However, in those other two seasons, Foust only competed at a few events, not the whole season. It was also Foust’s first time driving an Audi RX car. As he had previously only driven Volkswagen’s or Ford’s. 

What Has Foust Been Up To?

Tanner Foust hasn’t been completely away from motorsport since the end of the 2021 Nitrocross season (Nitro Rallycross at the time). Since then Foust has competed in Extreme E during 2022 and 2023. Foust is one half of the NEOM McLaren team, with Emma Gilmour making the other half of the team. In Extreme E Foust has finished on the podium twice so far, once in 2022 and once this season. 

Who Will Foust Drive With?

Tanner Foust will join Oliver Bennett and Kris Meeke on the XITE Energy Racing team this weekend. Foust will likely give XITE a much-needed third car. As Bennett and Meeke have been extremely unlucky in the FC1-X’s so far. Hopefully, the added third car will help them get at least two cars in one of the finals this weekend. The likely that was put above is due to Kris Meeke being notably absent from the free practice time sheet. Although XITE did say he was going to the event last month.