Los Angeles X Games: Toomas Heikkinen takes gold in wild finale

Toomas Heikkinen claimed his second X Games Rallycross gold medal of the season with victory in a wild Los Angeles finale

Los Angeles X Games: Toomas Heikkinen takes gold in wild finale

The Finn escaped a first-lap tangle that started with Ken Block and Liam Doran bouncing off each other and collecting Brian Deegan and Patrik Sandell.

When leader Sverre Isachsen served a jump-start penalty, Heikkinen hit the front and pulled away from Tanner Foust to take the win.

Isachsen battled back past Travis Pastrana to claim the bronze.

Scott Speed reached the final via the last chance qualifier, but had a collision with Sandell.

European Rallycross champion Timur Timerzyanov had to withdraw when his VW Polo sustained too much damage in a bruising heat battle with Foust.

On Saturday Foust had become the first X Games winner of Block's new Gymkhana Grid event, in which drivers go head to head on precision/stunt-driving courses inspired by his famous Gymkhana videos.

Block did not get past the heats, where he was knocked out by Doran.

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