Team: Rockstar Energy
Sponsors: Troy Lee Designs, Rockstar, Etnies, Ford, Motegi Racing
- Capistrano Beach, CA
- 160 lbs
Growing up in a navy family, Foust spent several years as a child in Scotland where he discovered rally racing and learned to drive on the country roads near his home. He returned to the US and went into a pre-med track at the University of Colorado, earning a biology degree. He spent his summers at the track, trading seat time in racecars for mechanic work and driver coaching jobs.
After college, he began working as an ice driving coach, an instructor at automotive marketing events and competing in anything he could, including rally and drifting. He made the transition to professional racing in 2003, and soon moved to California to begin stunt driving for Hollywood films. With his tireless passion for cars, he has rapidly become one of the busiest professional drivers in the US.
Tanner is a three-time X Games gold medalist and two-time Formula Drift champion. His varied racing experience also includes open wheel competition, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, rally racing, sports car racing and the SCORE Baja. Also recognized for his work in front of the camera, Tanner is an on-air host for Top Gear USA and Battle of the Supercars. His professional stunt driving credits include Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, Dukes of Hazzard, Bourne Ultimatum, Iron Man 2, and the remake of Red Dawn.
He considers himself fortunate that, in only seven years of professional racing, he has had the opportunity to compete against the likes of Rod Millen, Colin McRae, Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel.