Date of birth: 13.06.1973
Place of birth: Denver, Colorado
Home: Newport Beach, Kalifornien
Tanner Foust’s parents were in the navy, so he spent a number of years living in Scotland, where he discovered rallying and learned to drive on the country roads near to where he lived. Later on, he moved back to the USA and began to study at the University of Colorado. He spent most of his semester breaks on racetracks, working as a mechanic or an instructor in return for a chance to get behind the wheel.
After having graduated in biology, Foust worked as an instructor for driving on icy roads and as an instructor at marketing events hosted by the automotive industry. During this time, he competed in as many events as he could, regardless of whether they were rallies or drift events. He moved into professional motorsport in 2003 and moved to California soon after, where he worked as a stunt driver in the film industry.
He was soon one of the most in-demand professional drivers in the USA thanks to his unflagging passion for cars. He himself sees it as something of a lucky strike that his career has allowed him to compete alongside big names such as Rod Millen, Colin McRae, Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel.