CAR: #43 FORD FIESTA
SPONSOR: MONSTER ENERGY DRINK
HOMETOWN: PARK CITY, UTAH
HIGHLIGHTS: GYMKHANA SERIES
Ken Block has cultivated a worldwide following of millions of fans with his rally racing career and his over the top driving in the Gymkhana videos. Blockʼs rally career began in 2005 and he aptly nabbed Rookie of the Year in the Rally America Championship that same year.
Since then, Block has continued to rally race not only in RallyCar but in World Rally Championship, collecting ten overall wins, numerous podium appearances as well as X Games medals.
In addition to his performance in the car, Block has been a driving force in shedding light on the sport within the United States. His keen branding and marketing acumen has allowed Block to achieve global fame as a rally driver through his wildly successful viral videos, which include his record-setting jump for the TV series Stunt Junkies, his scenes in the DC snowboard video Mtn.Lab 1.5 along with his Gymkhana videos. Ad Age named his “Gymkhana TWO” the No. 4 Viral Video of 2009 and his “Gymkhana THREE; Part 2 Ultimate Playground; l’Autodrome” the No. 6 Viral Video of 2010.
In January 2010, Block joined Ford and started the famed the Monster World Rally Team to become the first American to campaign in the World Rally Championship and becoming only the second American to ever score points in the WRC.
Block co-founded DC Shoes, a worldwide leader in performance skateboarding shoes and a renowned action sports brand.
Courtesy of Octane Academy