Andreas Bakkerud Nabs Second Overall In World Rx Norway, His Third Podium Of The 2017 Championship, Plus The Monster Energy Super Charge Award

Hoonigan Racing Division’s Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud return to Hell, Norway, for Round 6 of the 2017 World Rallycross Championship. Hell is where Block made his World RX debut in 2014 (an event which he took 3rd overall) and is Andreas’ home event (which he won last season with a full sweep).
Hoonigan Racing Division’s Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud return to Hell, Norway, for Round 6 of the 2017 World Rallycross Championship. Hell is where Block made his World RX debut in 2014 (an event which he took 3rd overall) and is Andreas’ home event (which he won last season with a full sweep).
Hoonigan Racing Division’s Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud return to Hell, Norway, for Round 6 of the 2017 World Rallycross Championship. Hell is where Block made his World RX debut in 2014 (an event which he took 3rd overall) and is Andreas’ home event (which he won last season with a full sweep).
Hoonigan Racing Division’s Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud return to Hell, Norway, for Round 6 of the 2017 World Rallycross Championship. Hell is where Block made his World RX debut in 2014 (an event which he took 3rd overall) and is Andreas’ home event (which he won last season with a full sweep).
Hoonigan Racing Division’s Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud return to Hell, Norway, for Round 6 of the 2017 World Rallycross Championship. Hell is where Block made his World RX debut in 2014 (an event which he took 3rd overall) and is Andreas’ home event (which he won last season with a full sweep).
Hoonigan Racing Division’s Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud return to Hell, Norway, for Round 6 of the 2017 World Rallycross Championship. Hell is where Block made his World RX debut in 2014 (an event which he took 3rd overall) and is Andreas’ home event (which he won last season with a full sweep).

HELL, NORWAY: This past weekend saw Hoonigan Racing Division’s Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud return to Hell, Norway, for Round 6 of the 2017 World Rallycross Championship. Hell is where Block made his World RX debut in 2014 (an event which he took 3rd overall) and is Andreas’ home event (which he won last season with a full sweep).

This year saw the duo return with their Ford Focus RS RX rallycross cars and demonstrate their fastest pace of the season thus far. Both drivers had a solid outing during Saturday’s Q1 and Q2 races with Bakkerud winning his Q2 race. The pair ended the day sitting 2nd (Bakkerud) and 10th (Block) overall heading into Sunday’s racing. 

Sunday saw Bakkerud win both his Q3 and Q4 races, with Block also having successful results. After four rounds of Qualifying races, the two found themselves sitting 1st overall (Bakkerud) and 6th overall (Block) heading into their respective Semi Finals, a best-ever result after the Qualifier races for Hoonigan Racing Division.

Bakkerud continued his hot streak for Sunday, winning his Semi Final and earning P1 on the starting grid of the Final. Block unfortunately narrowly missed making the Final, despite having an epic pass during the last lap of his Semi Final against Renis Nittis in a move up into 4th.

The Final saw Bakkerud first off the line (earning him the Monster Energy Super Charge award, a trophy given out to the driver with the fastest reaction time off of the starting line in the Final) and leading after Lap 1. However he lost the lead during Lap 2 and finished out the next five laps where he’d finish the event: 2nd overall.

“I’m really happy to be back on the podium here at home in Norway,” said Bakkerud. “It’s been a tough season for us so far and I’m very glad that I was able to find good pace with the car here at my home event. I was really hoping I’d be able to repeat my win from last year, but Johan [Kristoffersson] just barely got ahead of me with his second lap Joker and that was that. Overall I’m happy though, it’s always great to be on the podium in Norway with all of my Bakkerud Blue fans and I’m stoked for our team, the boys have put in a lot of work to help us be fast this weekend, we couldn’t have done it without them.”

The next round of action for both of the HRD drivers will be in Sweden in three weekends for Round 7 of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.

Andreas Bakkerud Earns Hoonigan Racing’S 2nd Podium Of The Year In Challenging World Rx Of England

HRD’s Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud had their best race weekend of the 2017 World RX Championship to-date, during Round 5 at Lydden Hill in the U.K.
HRD’s Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud had their best race weekend of the 2017 World RX Championship to-date, during Round 5 at Lydden Hill in the U.K.
HRD’s Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud had their best race weekend of the 2017 World RX Championship to-date, during Round 5 at Lydden Hill in the U.K.
HRD’s Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud had their best race weekend of the 2017 World RX Championship to-date, during Round 5 at Lydden Hill in the U.K.
HRD’s Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud had their best race weekend of the 2017 World RX Championship to-date, during Round 5 at Lydden Hill in the U.K.
HRD’s Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud had their best race weekend of the 2017 World RX Championship to-date, during Round 5 at Lydden Hill in the U.K.
HRD’s Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud had their best race weekend of the 2017 World RX Championship to-date, during Round 5 at Lydden Hill in the U.K.
HRD’s Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud had their best race weekend of the 2017 World RX Championship to-date, during Round 5 at Lydden Hill in the U.K.

LYDDEN HILL, UK: This past weekend, HRD’s Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud had their best race weekend of the 2017 World RX Championship to-date, during Round 5 at Lydden Hill in the U.K.

Both drivers showed excellent pace throughout the course of the entire weekend, posting well in both practice on Saturday, as well as during their respective Q1 and Q2 races that day. Block in particular had an exciting Q2 race, mixing it up with 9-time WRC Champion Sebastien Loeb much to the delight of the crowd. At the end of Saturday, Bakkerud headed into Sunday’s racing sitting 4th overall and Block tied for 6th with Loeb.

Sunday’s racing saw both drivers still on the same quick pace, with both easily making it into the Semi-Finals. Unfortunately, both of the HRD drivers were in the same Semi, making the chances of both advancing slightly more difficult. In the end, Bakkerud nabbed 2nd in their Semi with Block narrowly missing out on 3rd. Despite missing the final, the result was Block’s best finish of the season, ending the event 7th overall.

Bakkerud then started in the Final on row 2, directly behind Pole and ran a blisteringly quick race, which he finished 3rd overall and earning himself his second podium of the season (Bakkerud had previously taken 3rd during Round 1 in Barcelona). With the results of the weekend, both HRD drivers now sit 6th (Bakkerud) and 7th (Block) overall in the Championship standings.

“I’m stoked that Andreas was able to land on the podium again,” said Block. “I’m disappointed that I wasn’t able to join him since I was having a pretty good weekend out here at Lydden in terms of my pace and speed, but that’s how it goes some weekends. We've struggled a bit to find the right setups this season so far and I think we’ve finally got things going in the right direction, as shown by the results here at Lydden. We’re both looking forward to Norway however, as it’s one of our favorite tracks of the season and I think it favors our cars more than some of the other tracks.”

The next round of action sees the HRD drivers heading to Hell, Norway, in two weeks, a track where Bakkerud had a clean sweep last year. Be sure to tune in and see if he’s able to do so again in 2017.

A Challenging Weekend Of Highs And Lows At World Rx Belgium For Hoonigan Racing Division

Round 4 of the 2017 World RX Championship took the HRD duo of Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud to Mettet, Belgium, where the drivers both had a handful of wins off the starting line during their respective Qualifying Races, as well as demonstrating improved pace overall throughout the weekend. To really drive home the off-the-line prowess, Bakkerud even snagged the Monster Energy Supercharge award, which is awarded to the driver with the fastest reaction off of the starting line in the Final.
Round 4 of the 2017 World RX Championship took the HRD duo of Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud to Mettet, Belgium, where the drivers both had a handful of wins off the starting line during their respective Qualifying Races, as well as demonstrating improved pace overall throughout the weekend. To really drive home the off-the-line prowess, Bakkerud even snagged the Monster Energy Supercharge award, which is awarded to the driver with the fastest reaction off of the starting line in the Final.
Round 4 of the 2017 World RX Championship took the HRD duo of Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud to Mettet, Belgium, where the drivers both had a handful of wins off the starting line during their respective Qualifying Races, as well as demonstrating improved pace overall throughout the weekend. To really drive home the off-the-line prowess, Bakkerud even snagged the Monster Energy Supercharge award, which is awarded to the driver with the fastest reaction off of the starting line in the Final.
Round 4 of the 2017 World RX Championship took the HRD duo of Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud to Mettet, Belgium, where the drivers both had a handful of wins off the starting line during their respective Qualifying Races, as well as demonstrating improved pace overall throughout the weekend. To really drive home the off-the-line prowess, Bakkerud even snagged the Monster Energy Supercharge award, which is awarded to the driver with the fastest reaction off of the starting line in the Final.
Round 4 of the 2017 World RX Championship took the HRD duo of Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud to Mettet, Belgium, where the drivers both had a handful of wins off the starting line during their respective Qualifying Races, as well as demonstrating improved pace overall throughout the weekend. To really drive home the off-the-line prowess, Bakkerud even snagged the Monster Energy Supercharge award, which is awarded to the driver with the fastest reaction off of the starting line in the Final.
Round 4 of the 2017 World RX Championship took the HRD duo of Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud to Mettet, Belgium, where the drivers both had a handful of wins off the starting line during their respective Qualifying Races, as well as demonstrating improved pace overall throughout the weekend. To really drive home the off-the-line prowess, Bakkerud even snagged the Monster Energy Supercharge award, which is awarded to the driver with the fastest reaction off of the starting line in the Final.
Round 4 of the 2017 World RX Championship took the HRD duo of Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud to Mettet, Belgium, where the drivers both had a handful of wins off the starting line during their respective Qualifying Races, as well as demonstrating improved pace overall throughout the weekend. To really drive home the off-the-line prowess, Bakkerud even snagged the Monster Energy Supercharge award, which is awarded to the driver with the fastest reaction off of the starting line in the Final.
Round 4 of the 2017 World RX Championship took the HRD duo of Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud to Mettet, Belgium, where the drivers both had a handful of wins off the starting line during their respective Qualifying Races, as well as demonstrating improved pace overall throughout the weekend. To really drive home the off-the-line prowess, Bakkerud even snagged the Monster Energy Supercharge award, which is awarded to the driver with the fastest reaction off of the starting line in the Final.

METTET, BELGIUM: Round 4 of the 2017 World RX Championship took the HRD duo of Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud to Mettet, Belgium, where the drivers both had a handful of wins off the starting line during their respective Qualifying Races, as well as demonstrating improved pace overall throughout the weekend. To really drive home the off-the-line prowess, Bakkerud even snagged the Monster Energy Supercharge award, which is awarded to the driver with the fastest reaction off of the starting line in the Final.

While neither driver made the podium (Block was taken out during his Semi Final race due to a mechanical issue that broke his steering, Bakkerud was put into a tire barrier during the Final and also suffered a mechanical after that) both came away in much better shape pace-wise than their previous two races, finishing Qualifying in 4th (Andreas) and 6th (Block) overall.

“This was a tough weekend for us,” said Block. “We came into this track knowing it was a challenging circuit for our car setups and despite that, both Andreas [Bakkerud] and I managed some good results. I’m definitely disappointed that I lost my steering in the Semi Final, as I was on pace and in position to make it into the Final.”

Block continued, “I’m also disappointed for Andreas, he had a great start in the Final but got taken out after some high-speed contact going into a turn which put him onto a trajectory directly into a tire barrier with a heavy side impact. Definitely not the weekend we were looking for! But, we showed quick pace and we’ll be back and ready to for the next round.”

The next round of World RX for HRD is Round 5 of the World RX championship, in Lydden Hill, United Kingdom, May 27th and 28th.

Great Race Weekend For Hoonigan Racing As Bakkerud Takes 3rd In The Opening Round Of The 2017 World Rx Season In Barcelona With His Ford Focus Rs Rx

Bakkerud takes third in Barcelona at 2017 World RX Round 1.
Bakkerud takes third in Barcelona at 2017 World RX Round 1.
Bakkerud takes third in Barcelona at 2017 World RX Round 1.
Bakkerud takes third in Barcelona at 2017 World RX Round 1.
Bakkerud takes third in Barcelona at 2017 World RX Round 1.
Bakkerud takes third in Barcelona at 2017 World RX Round 1.
Bakkerud takes third in Barcelona at 2017 World RX Round 1.

BARCELONA, SPAIN, APRIL 2, 2017

  • First round of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship
  • Last year was the first-ever year for Hoonigan Racing Division in the World RX Championship and was a complete development year for a brand-new racecar and chassis
  • HRD spent a lot of time in the off-season testing and developing the Ford Focus RS RX rallycross car with the help of Ford Performance and M-Sport
  • Both Block and Bakkerud showed fast pace from the start of the race — in Q1 Block won his race and was 2nd in the overall Qualifier, Bakkerud was in that same Q1 race with Block, finished third and was 5th overall in the Qualifier
  • Block went into the Q2 session sitting second-fastest overall
  • In Q2 both HRD drivers suffered bad luck because of a torrential downpour. Bakkerud was sent off track in turn 1 and into a wall, severely damaging his car and leaving him unable to finish the race, Block (along with the rest of the top qualifiers from Q1) had a slow overall qualifying time due to the slick conditions
  • Sunday saw both drivers bounce back, Bakkerud won his Q3 race, both drivers qualified for the first Semi-Finals of the season
  • Block finished his Semi-Final in 4th place — just narrowly missing the Final by one spot due to another competitor mechanically breaking in front of him and blocking him temporarily
  • Bakkerud took 2nd in his Semi-Final and advanced to the Final, where he finished the event 3rd overall
  • Bakkerud now sits 3rd overall in the Driver Championship with 22 points (Block sits 9th with 11 points)
  • Hoonigan Racing Division now sits 3rd overall in the Team Championship with 33 points total (PSVW and EKS are tied with 40 points each for 1st and 2nd)

“I’m really happy with our results this weekend,” said Block. “I obviously had the pace to do a lot better and know I would have if not for that heavy rain that slowed us all down on Saturday in that Q2 race. But, despite that, I made it into the Semi-Finals, which is way ahead of where we were with my setup at the start of last season. And for Andreas to get knocked out of his Q2 race and have his car repaired overnight to then come out and make it onto the podium today? Awesome! I’m really proud of both Andreas and my Hoonigan Racing Division mechanics, those guys did great work to help put Andreas up on that podium today. Now it’s on to Round 2 in Portugal where hopefully I have my same pace and some slightly better weather!”

The next race for HRD is Round 2 of the World RX championship, in Montelegre, Portugal, April 22nd and 23rd.

Ford Performance Presents Hoonigan Racing Division’S All-New 2017 Liveries Designed By Artist Death Spray Custom

With the World RX race season opener this coming weekend in Barcelona, Spain, Hoonigan Racing debuts its newest liveries for the team of Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud and their Ford Performance Focus RS RX rallycross cars, designed in collaboration with U.K. artist David Gwyther—who is better known as Death Spray Custom and known for his multi-disciplined art work—Block and Bakkerud’s new liveries harness the look of intense energy (via bolts) while combining a 3D element to the pattern.
With the World RX race season opener this coming weekend in Barcelona, Spain, Hoonigan Racing debuts its newest liveries for the team of Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud and their Ford Performance Focus RS RX rallycross cars, designed in collaboration with U.K. artist David Gwyther—who is better known as Death Spray Custom and known for his multi-disciplined art work—Block and Bakkerud’s new liveries harness the look of intense energy (via bolts) while combining a 3D element to the pattern.

BARCELONA, SPAIN, MARCH 28, 2016 — With the World RX race season opener this coming weekend in Barcelona, Spain, Hoonigan Racing debuts its newest liveries for the team of Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud and their Ford Performance Focus RS RX rallycross cars, designed in collaboration with U.K. artist David Gwyther—who is better known as Death Spray Custom and known for his multi-disciplined art work—Block and Bakkerud’s new liveries harness the look of intense energy (via bolts) while combining a 3D element to the pattern.

In addition to the livery development work, Death Spray Custom also created all-new name and number lockups for both drivers, as well as new takes on established and well-known Hoonigan sayings “Kill All Tires,” and “Ain’t Care,” in addition to an all-new Hoonigan logo for placement on the cars.

“Every year, we here at Hoonigan Racing and Hoonigan Industries try and make the best racecar liveries in the world of motorsports,” said Block. “We’ve been able to keep it moving forward with what we do and we’re always trying to align our liveries with amazing graphics and artists so that it translates in a dope way to become a visually appealing and unique looking racecar on the track—and therefore will make fresh apparel with Hoonigan, and other awesome products with our other partners."

Block continued, "I’ve been a fan of David’s [Death Spray Custom] work for some time and I’m stoked that we were able to work together on this year’s livery. It’s great to have him be a part of our collective history as a race team.” 

“I misspent my youth by being crammed in the back of an early Ford Escort, chasing rally stages all over the UK,” said Death Spray Custom. “In 2017 it seemed fitting to misspend my time with Ken Block and the Hoonigan team.” 

To see the new liveries—and both Block and Bakkerud—in action, be sure to tune in to Round 1 of the 2017 World RX championship season, taking place this coming weekend, April 2nd, in Barcelona, Spain. Streaming exclusively on Ford Performance Facebook (www.facebook.com/FordPerformance/) for US-based fans and on www.fiaworldrallycross.com/live for the rest of the world.

For those who enjoy the new 2017 livery, select partners of Block will be offering gear and apparel that incorporates the designs (Hoonigan, Wolfgang Man and Beast, etc.) very soon.

New Hrd Ford Pickup Trucks For 2017

All joking aside, one thing that Ken Block and Hoonigan Racing Division take very seriously are their trucks! A race team requires the right vehicles to move racecars and supplies around, and Block himself requires the right vehicle to enjoy his home-life in the mountains of Park City, Utah. That’s why, for 2017, Block has updated his fleet of vehicles to now include a new 2017 Ford Raptor as well as a new 2017 Ford F-450.
All joking aside, one thing that Ken Block and Hoonigan Racing Division take very seriously are their trucks! A race team requires the right vehicles to move racecars and supplies around, and Block himself requires the right vehicle to enjoy his home-life in the mountains of Park City, Utah. That’s why, for 2017, Block has updated his fleet of vehicles to now include a new 2017 Ford Raptor as well as a new 2017 Ford F-450.
All joking aside, one thing that Ken Block and Hoonigan Racing Division take very seriously are their trucks! A race team requires the right vehicles to move racecars and supplies around, and Block himself requires the right vehicle to enjoy his home-life in the mountains of Park City, Utah. That’s why, for 2017, Block has updated his fleet of vehicles to now include a new 2017 Ford Raptor as well as a new 2017 Ford F-450.
All joking aside, one thing that Ken Block and Hoonigan Racing Division take very seriously are their trucks! A race team requires the right vehicles to move racecars and supplies around, and Block himself requires the right vehicle to enjoy his home-life in the mountains of Park City, Utah. That’s why, for 2017, Block has updated his fleet of vehicles to now include a new 2017 Ford Raptor as well as a new 2017 Ford F-450.

All joking aside, one thing that Ken Block and Hoonigan Racing Division take very seriously are their trucks! A race team requires the right vehicles to move racecars and supplies around, and Block himself requires the right vehicle to enjoy his home-life in the mountains of Park City, Utah. That’s why, for 2017, Block has updated his fleet of vehicles to now include a new 2017 Ford Raptor as well as a new 2017 Ford F-450.

While the Raptor will be part of Block’s “daily driver” fleet that also includes a Focus RS, the F-450 is part of the race team fleet of heavy duty trucks (the fleet also includes a new 2017 F-350 as well). However, during the off-season, Block has found a new purpose for the F-450: Ski-Doo snowmobile hauler! Both vehicles now feature matching matte black wrap jobs, with the Raptor running custom forged fifteen52 Turbomac HD wheels and Toyo Open Country MT tires and the F-450 running powdercoated aluminum semi-truck wheels and fresh Toyos as well.

The two trucks together form an admirable winter pairing, perfect for whatever adventures are thrown at them.

Testing, Testing, 123

FIA World RX 2017 pre-season testing of the Focus RS RX
FIA World RX 2017 pre-season testing of the Focus RS RX

The lead up into the 2017 World Rallycross season has been a long one for both Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud. While last year they started the season in an all-new car (the Ford Focus RS RX), they were unfortunately limited to just one single test prior to the start of the season and then had only one test later as the year went on. This meant that effectively they were testing publicly by racing, a tough thing to deal with during a development year with an all-new car. In spite of that and a few hiccups along the way, the team had a great season including Bakkerud finishing the championship 3rd overall.

This year has been a different story. The HRD duo have been hard at work with the team packing in multiple tests on two different continents in order to have both Focus RS RX rallycross cars as sorted as possible for Round One in Barcelona. They’ve tested in the wet, on dry tarmac, in gravel and have been focusd on their starts, all in the name of squeezing every last ounce of performance out of the cars as possible. Ford Performance, M-Sport and Hoonigan Racing Division have all been equally hard at work to improve the cars for the 2017 championship run. Both drivers feel very confident about their new and improved “offices” and will be gunning for the top spots in each race this year.

#Bakkerudlife, Andreas Bakkerud’S New Vlog

For fans of Hoonigan Racing Division’s Andreas Bakkerud, #13 now has a weekly video blog (vlog) that he’s making just for you, the fans. Documenting not just his racing life, but his time away from the track as well as travels, his other motorsport adventures and of course, his snacks (because he wouldn’t be “Snakkerud” without some snacking)! #Bakkerudlife gives fans the behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be not just Andreas Bakkerud, but also Ken Block’s teammate on Hoonigan Racing Division.

Be sure to subscribe to the channel to follow along as Bakkerud documents his entire 2017 season.

Ski-Doo Sled Shred Project

This winter, Ken Block and a group of friends (Olympic gold medal snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg, Snowboarder of The Year Bode Merrill, Ski-Doo ambassador Carl Kuster and Ski-Doo ambassador Ashley Chaffin) descended upon Powder Mountain in Utah for a few days of backcountry fun.
This winter, Ken Block and a group of friends (Olympic gold medal snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg, Snowboarder of The Year Bode Merrill, Ski-Doo ambassador Carl Kuster and Ski-Doo ambassador Ashley Chaffin) descended upon Powder Mountain in Utah for a few days of backcountry fun.
This winter, Ken Block and a group of friends (Olympic gold medal snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg, Snowboarder of The Year Bode Merrill, Ski-Doo ambassador Carl Kuster and Ski-Doo ambassador Ashley Chaffin) descended upon Powder Mountain in Utah for a few days of backcountry fun.
This winter, Ken Block and a group of friends (Olympic gold medal snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg, Snowboarder of The Year Bode Merrill, Ski-Doo ambassador Carl Kuster and Ski-Doo ambassador Ashley Chaffin) descended upon Powder Mountain in Utah for a few days of backcountry fun.
This winter, Ken Block and a group of friends (Olympic gold medal snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg, Snowboarder of The Year Bode Merrill, Ski-Doo ambassador Carl Kuster and Ski-Doo ambassador Ashley Chaffin) descended upon Powder Mountain in Utah for a few days of backcountry fun.
This winter, Ken Block and a group of friends (Olympic gold medal snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg, Snowboarder of The Year Bode Merrill, Ski-Doo ambassador Carl Kuster and Ski-Doo ambassador Ashley Chaffin) descended upon Powder Mountain in Utah for a few days of backcountry fun.

This winter, Ken Block and a group of friends (Olympic gold medal snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg, Snowboarder of The Year Bode Merrill, Ski-Doo ambassador Carl Kuster and Ski-Doo ambassador Ashley Chaffin) descended upon Powder Mountain in Utah for a few days of backcountry fun.

Mixing it up with both snowboarding and sledding, the group spent three days filming (with breaks for tacos in the backcountry) for a project for Ski-Doo, which will drop later this fall. Be sure to keep an eye out for it when it drops. In the meantime, here are some teasers from the shoot.

Ken Block's Epic Japan Snowboard Trip

With an awesome year of pow at his home in Utah, Block was set to have an incredible winter. However, when opportunity knocks, he’s not one to turn it down. An invitation came through for Block and his wife to travel to Hakuba, Japan, to search for powder with legendary pro snowboarder Travis Rice and he jumped on it.
With an awesome year of pow at his home in Utah, Block was set to have an incredible winter. However, when opportunity knocks, he’s not one to turn it down. An invitation came through for Block and his wife to travel to Hakuba, Japan, to search for powder with legendary pro snowboarder Travis Rice and he jumped on it.
With an awesome year of pow at his home in Utah, Block was set to have an incredible winter. However, when opportunity knocks, he’s not one to turn it down. An invitation came through for Block and his wife to travel to Hakuba, Japan, to search for powder with legendary pro snowboarder Travis Rice and he jumped on it.
With an awesome year of pow at his home in Utah, Block was set to have an incredible winter. However, when opportunity knocks, he’s not one to turn it down. An invitation came through for Block and his wife to travel to Hakuba, Japan, to search for powder with legendary pro snowboarder Travis Rice and he jumped on it.
With an awesome year of pow at his home in Utah, Block was set to have an incredible winter. However, when opportunity knocks, he’s not one to turn it down. An invitation came through for Block and his wife to travel to Hakuba, Japan, to search for powder with legendary pro snowboarder Travis Rice and he jumped on it.

If you know HHIC Ken Block, you know that one of his favorite non-racing activities is snowboarding. With an awesome year of pow at his home in Utah, Block was set to have an incredible winter. However, when opportunity knocks, he’s not one to turn it down. An invitation came through for Block and his wife to travel to Hakuba, Japan, to search for powder with legendary pro snowboarder Travis Rice and he jumped on it. Arriving to Japan with a forecast that originally wasn’t super favorable, the snow gods smiled on Block and his crew and they got in a few days of epic powder riding.

Check some all-GoPro follow-cam video of Block in action in Japan, shot by Rice himself:

For most people, that’d be plenty of powder for one winter. But, Block knew there was more to be had and he managed to squeeze in a trip to Baldface Lodge, in Nelson, British Columbia (where he filmed his RaptorTRAXX video a few years ago) with his good friends Todd Richards (ex-pro snowboarder) and Pierre Wikberg (video savant) where together they found even more powder. Definitely an epic winter!

Catch Block doing flips into insanely deep powder at Baldface:

See Block sledding: