After dealing with the crushing disappointment of an electrical issue sidelining their efforts of winning their first race of the 2013 season, Hoonigan Racing Division’s Ken Block and co-driver Alex Gelsomino hit the stages of day 2 of Rally America’s Sno*Drift rally with a vengeance, courtesy of Super Rally rules (rules which allow a competitor to re-enter competition the following day after being knocked out, but causing the competitor to accumulate a time penalty per stage missed added to their overall rally time).
Having gone out of the rally just prior to the start of SS3 on day 1 due to the previously mentioned electrical issue, the duo attacked Saturday’s stages on the icy roads of Michigan and racked up 6 stage wins (out of 12 stages that day), demonstrating that they would have had the speed necessary to be in the hunt for the win.
“It’s still frustrating to deal with what happened to us yesterday,” said Block. “But, that’s rally and you just have to get back into the car and keep trying your hardest. Luckily, we only accumulated a 20-minute penalty under Super Rally and managed to fight our way up to 6th overall. It’s not quite the result I wanted this weekend, but considering the circumstances, I’ll take it.”
Block and Gelsomino race next at the second round of the 2013 Rally America Championship, Rally of the 100 Acre Wood, held in Salem, MO, February 22-23.