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Ford and Monster Energy certainly are doing a great job of promoting the new Fiesta and Ken Block, but so far there hasn’t much else than hype to talk about. Ford’s Fiesta Pikes Peak cars were a disappointment and while Block has a great track record, nothing has come of the pairing yet.
Block has signed on with Ford to race a Fiesta rally car in the Rally America series this year and while he’s shown us what he can do, during some practice time in the video above, unfortunately he registered a DNF over the weekend during the first race of the season at the Sno*Drift Rally in Atlanta, Michigan.
First place in the Open class went to Block’s old team, Subaru Rally Team USA, with a WRX STi piloted by Travis Pastrana and Christian Edstrom. Second place went to the Rockstar Mitsubishi EVO X of Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard, while the third place on the podium was captured by William Bacon and Peter Watt in an EVO IX.
The next race of the series is the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, February 26-27 in Salem, MO.
Former Subaru rally driver will race this mean Fiesta in the 2010 Rally America Championship
Above is one of the first images of a very mean looking Ford Fiesta that rally car driver and stunt man Ken Block will pilot in the 2010 Rally America Championship. Powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder and putting power to the ground using all four wheels, this custom built rally car is built by Swedish race shop Olsbergs Motor Sport Evolution – the very same outfit that Ford’s Pikes Peak hillclimb cars, which were raced by the likes of Marcus Gronholm.
As is rather obvious from the car’s livery, Block continues to be sponsored by Monster Energy Drink.
Block has also signed on with Ford to race a Ford Focus rally car in the WRC (World Rally Championship) series overseas.
Block will debut his new Fiesta rally car this weekend at the Sno*Drift Rally Atlanta, MI.
GALLERY: Ken Block Ford Fiesta Rally Car
See after the jump for video of Ken Blocks’s new Ford Fiesta rally car: