Ken Block is a talented driver that can drift pretty much anything with four wheels. From a race-prepped Ford Fiesta to a 1,400-hp ’65 Mustang, getting sideways and burning rubber are two things that Block definitely knows how to do.
With his latest machine, however, Block is doing something a little bit different.
Unlike previous cars, Block announced that he would use the vehicle to do some serious racing at four rallycross events across U.S.A, the first of which was held last weekend.
Stoked to see that the fan attendance and support at the Oregon Trail Rally is still strong! Thanks to all the fans who came out to watch the rally this weekend, I hope my early 90s spec Ford Escort Cossie antilag was entertaining to experience. Ha. #OTR2018 #rallyfansarethebestfans #BlockEscortCossie #gravelmachinegun
The Oregon Trail Rally took place from April 20 to 22 and Block was there with his Ford. If you missed the event, Hoonigan Bonus provides an onboard look at how the vehicle handled some of Oregon’s dirt roads. Needless to say, Block doesn’t have a problem getting it sideways.
Despite being one of the older entries in the rally, the Escort did really well, as Block and co-driver Alex Gelsomino managed to score a podium finishing third. No matter how cool the Cosworth may be entering an event with a 25-year-old rally car meant that the duo had one heck of a mountain to climb.
Still, from Block’s Instagram page, it looked like he had loads of fun. Well, even if he hadn’t said so, we’d deduce as much just by watching the following video.