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He's also going to race in Rallycross and the World Rally Championship.

by Brian Silvestro, Apr 16, 2018

If you're an avid Road & Track reader, you'll remember us telling you about Ken Block's fantastic Ford Escort Cosworth, which he purchased back in October. Well, now we know why he bought it: he's gonna race it.

Block revealed today on the Hoonigan YouTube channel he will be taking his Escort Cosworth rallying in America in the 2018 American Rally Association Championship. The car's been completely revamped by Hoonigan to conquer the stages, with a modified roll cage, a rear-exit exhaust (for street-legality purposes), and an all new livery designed by Death Spray Custom.


Block will be racing in the Oregon Trail Rally, the New England Forest Rally (which I, humble brag, have also participated in), and the Idaho Rally International, going up against Subaru-backed heavyweights David Higgins and Travis Pastrana. Additionally, Block will compete in the rallycross at Circuit of the Americas, the Rallycross Trois-Rivieres, the FIA World Rallycross of USA, and the twelfth round of the World Rally Championship in Catalunya. It's not yet known which cars he'll use to compete in those races.

Sounds like a busy 2018 for Mr. Block.

https://www.roadandtrack.com/motorsports/a19831609/ken-block-racing-schedule-2018/
 

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Soo a paid Ford spokesperson elects to race a Ford from the 90s instead of one built today, that should tell you something.
That he loves old Ford's? If you watch the videos he spends the whole time complaining about how inferior the escort is to a wrc or RX focus. Also brags about the heritage and how cool it is.

ETA: when KB signed with Ford, he made them import a mk2 RS for him as a daily driver. He also owns a escort rs2000, RS200, and a mk3 RS. The guy likes euro cosworths, who doesn't.
 

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He will be running the New England Forest Rally. Great event in a beautiful part of the country. Hoping to make it agin this year.
 

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Yeah, burnt up RS was a topic that came up during dinner after auto-x Saturday. At least the car went out doing what it was built to do, can't ask for more than that (aside from the obvious not going out at all).
 
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