If you don't want to know who won the first-ever X Games Gymkhana GRID event, which just happened late last night in Los Angeles, now would be the time to stop reading.

Still there? Okay, good. In the end, it came down to Tanner Foust and Patrick Sandell, with Foust managing to win the first two races of the best-out-of-three format. Ken Block, who's name is synonymous with Gymkhana, was taken out in the quarterfinals by Liam Doran, who went on to win the bronze medal.

We were on hand at the event, and we came away with plenty of tire-smoking live images for your viewing pleasure. After checking those out, why not scroll down and watch the main event yourself in the video below? Also, don't forget that the Rallycross event takes place later tonight – we will, of course, be there to bring you all the details.


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      Trent
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well done Foust, you have a fan here!
      LOLO
      • 1 Year Ago
      Best American drifter is Tanner. And don't say Vaughn.. he knows how to play the game, get points, wear the shades and hold the monster can, in the season. nothing else. Tanners car control is always amazing. Never mind any of the video shoots he does just watch him in practice.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @LOLO
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      Silentnoise713
      • 1 Year Ago
      Foust was excellent. Fast and precise (and forgetful). Claps for him.
      Stuka
      • 1 Year Ago
      It was a good set of races, and fun to watch. What ended up being the deciding factor was tire choice. And it affected a lot of the drivers. Ken Block's team had a hard time choosing the right tire. Too hard and they have too much wheel spin. Not hard enough and the RPM drop below the power band. For the video that Ken does they go for a harder tires that generates lots of smoke and allows for tighter manuvers. But speed is not the point for the Gymkhana videos. The Rock Star team got it down perfect, and Tanner was really able to just fly through the course. He did an excellent job.
      AcidTonic
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like a lot of fun..... Glad to see a few cars racing there that are available at a dealership. There's still hope for amatures to build a car for this series yet. As long as a few people watching get the desire to do this the demand for smaller more nimble cars will rise. I wonder how the FWD cars did against the AWD cars. Were they in the same class? I didn't get to catch this on video yet.
        Stuka87
        • 1 Year Ago
        @AcidTonic
        None of these cars are factory. Even with the Mitsu and Subaru are so far from stock only the shells are original. No ameteur is going to be able to afford to race in a pro circuit of 650HP cars.
      jamsbong
      • 1 Year Ago
      There was no contest between the two. Faust is way ahead of Sandell. 2+seconds is too long in motor racing. You can actually see how much slower Sandell is. His turns are too slow. Once you are competing within 0.3seconds. then we have something interesting to watch. Well done to Tanner Faust! You're champ