It took 16 Red Bull Global Rallycross starts, but Bucky Lasek finally cracked the podium for Subaru Rally Team USA at X Games Austin on Saturday. Red Bull GRC’s Kristen Kenney caught up with the skateboarding legend, now only the second driver to win both motorized and non-motorized event medals at X Games.
Bucky Lasek, Driver, #81 Subaru Rally Team USA WRX STI: “It was intense. That was the hardest fought medal that I’ve ever had to work for—I had a lot of bad luck in the first heat, I went from second to fifth because of a bad racing incident from behind. I fought from the back of the pack for the rest of the day, and I don’t know how many hours I was in the car—I think I stepped out once just to get in front of a fan. I got back in the car, started the first final, and I didn’t have a clutch. So I pumped my clutch, got a good start, and when the red flag came I had no clutch for the second restart. So I just pushed launch control, put it in neutral, dumped it in first gear and it was on from there. Then I just started reeling people in.”
GRC – X Games Austin Results
1. Scott Speed, #77 Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Polo
2. Bucky Lasek, #81 Subaru Rally Team USA WRX STI
3. Nelson Piquet Jr., #07 SH Racing Rallycross Ford Fiesta ST
Bucky Lasek earned the first podium finish of his Red Bull GRC career at X Games Austin, as well as the 20th medal of his X Games career. He is now only the second athlete in X Games history to have won medals in both motorized and non-motorized events, after Dave Mirra did so in 2008. Lasek’s runner-up finish also marked the third medal for Subaru Rally Team USA in the Red Bull GRC era (2011-present). via Chris Leone