Four years in a row, Ken Block dominated the 100 Acre Wood Rally, the second race in the American Rally series. But this is the first year that Block was not piloting a Subaru WRX, a car that has become synonymous with rally racing. After an inauspicious start at the Sno*Drift event in January, where the Fiesta broke a strut bolt, Block was able to take the rally car to its first win on American soil.



The news comes via the Rally America website, which has the full results from the race including the large number of breakdowns, with about every third car failing to finish.





Picture: Rally America



To give you an idea of how hard this rally was on the racers, 9 of the 29 contenders were unable to finish. This included Travis Pastrana, who won the Sno*Drift event last month. Pastrana races with Subaru, Block’s old racing outfit, so tensions between the two companies have never been higher. Both teams have suffered a mechanical setback, and each has a DNF.



With Pastrana and Block tied with 23 points each, they trail overall leader Antoine L’Estage by 11 points, and second place privateer Bill Bacon by 5 points. Every racer gets one point for starting the race, and one point for finishing it, making the maximum number of points for a first-place finish 22. There are three races left in the season, with the next event the Olympus Rally in Olympia, Washington. The Olympus Rally is scheduled to run April 24-25th.




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