Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ken Block Doesn’t often Go To Missouri, But When he Does, Locals Ask Him for Directions!

 February 18th, 2014, Park City, UT:  After their horrific wreck at final round of the 2013 Rally America Championship, Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino are back in the rally car  this morning for two days of testing in preparation for The 100 Acre Wood Rally, one of the two rounds that the team will compete in this year. The car has been fully rebuilt and the Hoonigan Racing team are also debuting their new  2014 livery, the team also 
announced Blocks full race schedule for the year, making him one of the busiest drivers in Rally..

 “I’m stoked with how the new liveries for my Ford Fiestas have turned out, as well as the race schedule we’ve been able to put together for 2014,” said Block. “Once again I’ve been fortunate enough to put together a highly diverse schedule that has me going around the world. I’m competing in the full Global RallyCross Championship, doing a handful of Rally America events, competing in a WRC round in Spain, doing the Monza Rally Sprint for the first time ever with Valentino Rossi as a teammate, returning to the Monster Energy Gymkhana GRID finale in Madrid, heading back to Japan to do more Gymkhana demos and, most interestingly, racing in three of the World RallyCross Championship rounds for the first time ever. I’m pretty sure nobody has a better job than me this year!”


In addition to having an action-packed year planned, Block has once again reinvented his race look for the 2014 season with a graphics package that will be incorporated across a full line of signature product including apparel from Hoonigan, sunglasses from SPY and RC cars from HPI.

“Every year I’m challenged with outdoing my livery from the season before,” said Block. “Luckily, I think we were able to do it once again. This year’s livery mixes animal pattern and 8-bit, which I love. We’ve come up with a sort of digital zebra graphic that I think is awesome and also brings me back into that familiar black and white color scheme I had starting back in 2010. I think the fans are going to enjoy this look.”


To catch Block and his all-new livery in action, be sure to follow along this coming weekend as he takes part in Rally America’s Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, where Block will be looking to reignite his winning streak for that event.

Block’s 2014 schedule:


Global RallyCross Championship:

  • -    GRC Barbados: 5/18/14
  • -    GRC X Games Austin: 6/17/14
  • -    GRC Washington D.C.: 6/22/14
  • -    GRC New York: 7/20/14
  • -    GRC Charlotte: 7/26/14
  • -    GRC Detroit: 8/3/14
  • -    GRC Daytona: 8/23/14
  • -    GRC Los Angeles: 9/20/14
  • -    GRC Seattle: 9/27/14
  • -    GRC Las Vegas: 11/5/14


Stage Rally:

  • -    Rally America Rally in the 100 Acre Wood: 2/21-22
  • -    Rally America Suesquehannock Trail Performance Rally: 5/30-31
  • -    WRC Spain: 10/24-26
  • -    Monza Rally Show: 11/22-24


World RallyCross Championship:

  • -    WRxC Norway: 6/14-15
  • -    WRxC France: 9/6-7
  • -    WRxC Turkey: 10/11-12


Gymkhana demos:

  • -    Japan: 7/5-6
  • -    Gymkhana GRID, Madrid: 11/1-2
Source: Hoonigan Racing