This past weekend, RallyCross sensation Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen took the first step in his comeback from a devastating crash at last June’s X Games, when he went head-to-head with the likes of Tanner Foust , Samuel Hubinette and Brian Deegan during the fifth round of the Global RallyCross Championships (GRC) at the Las Vegas MotorSpeed. Despite blowing out a tire during the final laps of the main event, Topi barely missed a third place finish.
Topi showed no fear and wasted little time hitting the gap jump during the first lap of his qualifying heat leading up to Saturday night’s main event. This made quite the statement considering he was still walking with crutches. He continued his aggressive driving straight through to the main event where he held the third position for the majority of the race until being slowed by a flat tire that left him with a still impressive fourth place finish following Tanner Foust in first place, Brian Deegan in second place and Sverre Isachsen in third.
Tanner Foust walked away with the $25,000 Global Rallycross Championship Discount Tire Cup, having finished the GRC season with the most points overall, 53, accumulated from races at Texas Motor Speedway on June 9, New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 14, and Saturday’s event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Brian Deegan edged out Samuel Hubinette for second with 50 points while Hubinette finished in third with 33.
Topi has been through a lot these past three months and it was really exciting to see him attack the track this weekend. He looked like he didn’t miss a step. Everyone here at Bluebeam is very proud of him and can’t wait to see him tear it up in Vegas again later this month. Stay tuned for more details, and remember to keep on PDFin’.