Scott Speed never quit during the Red Bull Global Rallycross Supercar final Saturday at Bader Field in Atlantic City.
Even after falling behind several cars early in the 10-lap final, Speed, who has driven in the NASCAR Monster Cup series and in Formula One, kept cutting into the lead of Patrik Sandell and eventually came from behind to win the first of two stage races in Atlantic City.
It was Speed's third win of the season. He won the season opener in Memphis on April 29 and the stop in Indianapolis on July 9.
Speed overtook Sandell with just more than one lap to go and also took over first place in the overall standings. Sandell, who finished in second place, had led most of the race.
"I just tried to add the pressure (on Sandell). To be fair, he drove a great race and it was a super difficult pass to make," Speed said. "He just wasn't making a mistake. At the end, what a fantastic result. Yeah!"
Tanner Foust, who was leading the series heading into Saturday's racing, did not finish in the final as his car spun out early. That last-place result, along with Speed's win, lift Speed to first place in the overall standings.
Speed has 535 points with Foust seven points back with 528 points. Steve Alpin, who came back to finish third in Saturday's final, remains in third place, only 18 points back with 517 points.
Cyril Raymond won the GRC Lites race Saturday, easily defeating second-place finisher Conner Martell by more than nine seconds.
The series continues Sunday at Bader Field in Atlantic City. Gates open at 11 a.m. with qualifying and heat races in both the Supercars and Lites series all day. The Lites final is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. with the Supercar final at 5:15 p.m. Tickets start at $45.