It has been a rumor for a while but now its official as the ink on the contracts has dried. US Rally Ace Ken Block to switch from Subaru to Ford starting now. Ken Block the co-founder of DC Shoes just started Rally racing in 2005 but has since made a big name for himself in Rally America, Gymkhana, X-Games and video games like Dirt2 that we all play nonstop.
With the switch to Ford comes also an introduction to racing the 13 event WRC series starting this year. His debut will be the Mexico WRC in March. Can he match to Rally superstars like Sebastian Loeb? Time will tell.
For those of us that follow Rally America we will not be locked out of his presents as he will continue here in the US in a Ford Fiesta. In World Rally Championship a Ford Focus will be the weapon of choice. Both cars are very similar to a point where the untrained eye may not distinguish between the two. Monster Energy is a big partner in the new team.
We are just stoked to see an American face the mostly European WRC series.
Watch the small video to see the inside of Ken’s new office.
Check out Ken’s WRC Website