This week marks the end of the 2015 Global Rallycross Championship season, a year that’s featured tons of ups and downs for Hoonigan Racing's Ken Block. While Block led the majority of the season in the points chase from the first race until the 10th race of 12, and has won three events and podium’d two others, a string of bad luck events has mathematically eliminated him from winning the championship. However, the final event of the season is always in Las Vegas, an event that Block has won the last two years in a row. And he almost won it three in a row, but his car caught fire midway through the race three seasons ago as he led the race! Watch the video below to see how it all went down.
With the knowledge that he’s always performed well in Las Vegas, Block is eager to head out and attempt to make it three in a row this week.
“Historically I’ve done well in Vegas,” said Block. “The track setups in Las Vegas always end up being some of my favorites and they’re laid out well. Maybe it’s because we always test in Las Vegas or because it’s the event that’s closest to my home in Park City, Utah, but I just feel extremely comfortable out there. I’ve had a decent season with three wins and two other podium finishes this year and I led the championship in points for the first 10 of 12 races, but I’d love to finish my year on a high note and bring home one more win before we’re done for the season. Plus I wouldn’t mind making it three in a row for this race!”
To see if Block can pull off his third win in a row at GRC Las Vegas, make sure to tune in to the actual event broadcast on November 8th at 6:30 PM EST on NBCSN.