Practice and qualifying for RallyCross at X Games 18 got underway Saturday afternoon outside the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. This was the racers' first chance to drive the course in its entirety. Results are still pending, but all Subaru PUMA RallyCross USA team members put in qualifying laps and are awaiting their grid assignments for Sunday's heat races. The service paddocks were abuzz as all teams worked diligently to prepare their vehicles for the main event.
Immediately following RallyCross qualifying, Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team USA driver Bucky Lasek scored a Silver Medal in the Skateboard Vert finals after a tiebreaker decision. Bucky is considered one of the world's most consistent vert skateboarders, with a contest repertoire that includes more difficult tricks than any other skater in competition. Known for his smooth, fluid style, Bucky has won 13 X Games medals, six of which have been gold. Competing in Skateboard Vert and RallyCross, Bucky says, "I'm not changing sports, I've just picked up another one."