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Block secures first win of season

Ken Block: We've been plagued with some bad mechanical luck this season up to this point, so it feels really good to finally have some good luck on our side!

Ken Block took to the stages of Rally America's Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally in Pennsylvania last weekend and absolutely dominated the event, walking away with his first overall win of the season.

Block began by winning three stages on the opening day in his Ford Fiesta HFHV and heading into Saturday he had a commanding lead of well over a minute.

Despite that though, he continued to attack, taking stage wins on SS6, SS7, SS8, SS9, SS13 and SS14, for a total of nine stage wins out of sixteen stages on the rally.

Block most likely would have extended that number to eleven outright stage wins too, but unfortunately, during SS14 he suffered a cracked exhaust manifold, which forced him to run with his engine in transit mode during the final two super specials, although he still managed to post the third best time in the last test.

“This event went really well for us,” Block remarked. “We've been plagued with some bad mechanical luck this season up to this point, so it feels really good to finally have some good luck on our side!

“It's a shame that some of the other top competitors had mechanical issues on day one, but that's how it goes. I absolutely love these stages here at STPR and they're a lot of fun for me, so I'm stoked that we were able to come out here and bring home the win.”

Block's win on Saturday at STPR marks the second time that he's won the event outright. For his next round of competitive driving, Block will be returning to Global X Games in Munich, Germany, on June 30th.


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Ken Block (USA) Alex Gelsomino (USA), Ford Fiesta WRC, Monster World Rally Team
Ken Block (USA) Alex Gelsomino (USA), Ford Fiesta WRC, Monster World Rally Team
Ken Block (USA) Alex Gelsomino (USA), Ford Fiesta WRC, Monster World Rally Team
Ken Block (USA) Alex Gelsomino (USA), Ford Fiesta WRC, Monster World Rally Team
Ken Block / Alex Gelsomino. Ford Fiesta HFHV. Rally America. Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally, Pennsylvania

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