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).

Continue reading to learn more about Ken Block’s schedule.

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.

Press Release

2015 is set to be another exciting, action-packed and diverse race season for Ken Block as he once again has one of the most varying calendars in racing, traveling around the world and participating in everything from stage rally to X Games to rallycross to a handful of international Gymkhana demos.

The biggest part of 2015 will see Block competing once again in the Global Rallycross Championship. Having been the top average qualifier—as well as having won the most heats—winning two events and taking 2nd overall in the championship last year (and missing out on 1st by only 5 points), Block will be back again in the 12-round series looking to bring home the overall championship.

Block will also be participating in X Games this summer, returning to the heat of Texas in Austin at the Circuit of the Americas while looking to add to his 5 previous X Games medals.

“I’m really excited about my race calendar for 2015,” said Block. “Just like last year, I feel really lucky to be able to have such a diverse race calendar. I’m looking forward to competing in the full GRC season again and going after that title. 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.”

To see how Block does throughout his hectic 2015, be sure to follow along on Instagram and Twitter by following @kblock43, as well as on Facebook at Facebook.com/KenBlockRacing.

BLOCK’S 2015 SCHEDULE:

GLOBAL RALLYCROSS:
– May 31, Fort Lauderdale, FL
– June 21, Daytona, FL
– July 5, U.S. Military Base (TBA)
– July 25, Detroit, MI
– July 26, Detroit, MI
– August 15, Washington, D.C.
– August 30, Seattle, WA
– September 12, Los Angeles, CA
– September 13, Los Angeles, CA
– October 3, Barbados
– October 4, Barbados
– November 4, Las Vegas, NV

X GAMES:
– June 4-7, Austin, TX

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