Marcus Gronholm Wins in Texas

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Photo: Best Buy Rallycross
Marcus Gronholm proved he could hoon it up in Texas for Best Buy, as he took home the victory at the Texas Motor Speedway for round 2 of the 2012 Global Rallycross Championship.
“So, what a tough day, I must say. I knew at the start of the week that Texas would be all different to Charlotte and it would take a whole lot more heart to win here. But we did it and it is a great, great feeling,” Marcus said after his victory at Fort Worth this Saturday.

Marcus led from pole to win his heat, the first of the afternoon, and his fans were pleased to hear that he secured the maximum number of points. This allowed him to see off his rivals, ravis Pastrana and Andy Scott.

“He joined the first two placed drivers from each of the following three heats - together with two Last Chance Qualifiers - to make up a final grid of ten cars featuring Marcus and competitors Foust, Hubinette, Deegan, Scott, Isachsen, Millen, Binks, Block & Verdier for the six lap finale, complete with a 30ft span jump on every lap,” his team at Best Buy Rallycross says.

“The seeding and the heats seemed pretty straightforward, just keep your nose clean and stay out of trouble, but the final, well I knew with guys like Tanner and Brian that I'd need to find something special to stay ahead of them. I had a bad start first time round and maybe not a perfect start for the second time, so I guess I was fortunate that the flags came out twice,” Marcus adds.
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