Survival of the Fittest
Photograph By Josh Duplechian/ESPN
Thanks to a hairpin turn just off the starting line, RallyCross at X Games Austin was a slugfest from start to finish. Some drivers, such as Scott Speed and Liam Doran, elected for the holeshot to get the carnage behind them. Others, such as Bucky Lasek, hung back and let the battle sort itself out.
Drivers did anything to avoid getting bounced around the middle of the pack. Those who survived had a chance at X Games gold. Speed, center, kept the pack behind him to win gold; Lasek, right, finally got a RallyCross medal with silver; and Nelson Piquet Jr., left, finished third.