Ken Block Announces His 2015 Schedule
Unsurprisingly, 2015 is shaping up to be quite the frenzied year for the hoonin’ and loonin’, turn-straight-for-what Ken Block. The celebrity Ford driver will be jetting across the globe for a variety of sideways shenanigans, including competition in stage rally, rallycross, and a few Gymkhana demos in the venerable Hoonicorn Mustang.
For Block, the main focus will be a full 12-round season of the Global Rallycross Championship. “I’m looking forward to competing in the full GRC season again and going after that title,” Block said in a press release. “I only missed it by 5 points last season, so I’m confident that I’m the best contender for the title this year and I’ve been working my butt off with my team in the offseason so that we can have the best possible chances of taking it. I’m also going to get to run my 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR a few times as well for fans around the globe. Overall it’s going to be a great season, I can’t wait for it to get started.”
You can catch Block this June in Austin, TX, as he makes a bid to add to his collection of medals at the summer X Games. Or, if pace notes are more your style, Block will be in New Zealand April 18th and May 9th, as well as in New England July 17th and Lake Superior October 16th.
The real question, though, is when we’ll see Gymkhana 8, which is currently classified "TBA."
You can follow Block’s results through his Instagram and Twitter (@kblock43) or on Facebook (facebook.com/KenBlockRacing).
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Why it matters
Life as an international racing superstar might look glamorous, but it’s definitely not easy. Travel, constant public relations management, and a grueling schedule compound the pressures of competition exponentially. Additionally, the realities of the business of racing means the modern driver must be much more than just a Stig behind the wheel. He must also be an astute businessperson and sparkling personality, capable of pulling in the fans and keeping the sponsors happy. So far, Block seems to be doing it all quite well. Hopefully he can add a few more victories to his resume along the way.