Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Hoonigan Racing releases 2014 schedule; STPR included

Hoonigan Racing's schedule includes the Waste
Management STPR event at the end of
May. (Hoonigan Racing Div.)
Hoonigan Racing Division issued a press release this morning announcing Ken Block's 2014 schedule. The Waste Management Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (STPR) is one of the three stage rally events in which he'll compete.

Block is proud to debut his 2014 livery and announce his full race schedule for the year.

“I’m stoked with how the new liveries for my Ford Fiestas have turned out, as well as the race schedule we’ve been able to put together for 2014,” Block said. “Once again I’ve been fortunate enough to put together a highly diverse schedule that has me going around the world."

His schedule is packed full with an assortment of motorsports events.

"I’m competing in the full Global RallyCross Championship, doing a handful of Rally America events, competing in a WRC round in Spain, doing the Monza Rally Sprint for the first time ever with Valentino Rossi as a teammate, returning to the Monster Energy Gymkhana GRID finale in Madrid, heading back to Japan to do more Gymkhana demos," Block added. "Most interestingly, racing in three of the World RallyCross Championship rounds for the first time ever. I’m pretty sure nobody has a better job than me this year!”

In addition to having an action-packed year planned, Block has once again reinvented his race look for the 2014 season with a graphics package that will be incorporated across a full line of signature product including apparel from Hoonigan, sunglasses from SPY and RC cars from HPI.

“Every year I’m challenged with outdoing my livery from the season before. Luckily, I think we were able to do it once again ,” Block said. “This year’s livery mixes animal pattern and 8-bit, which I love. We’ve come up with a sort of digital zebra graphic that I think is awesome.

To catch Block and his all-new livery in action, be sure to follow along this coming weekend as he takes part in Rally America’s Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, where Block and codriver Alessandro "Alex" Gelsomino will be looking to reignite his winning streak for that event.

Block holds the most Rally in the 100 Acre Wood wins of any driver, winning the event six times. This year he has some tough competition as he faces off with podium contenders including Travis Pastrana, David Higgins and Antoine L'Estage.

Block and Gelsomino have also included STPR as one of the three Rally America stage rally events in which the team will compete.  STPR kicks off May 30-31 in Wellsboro, Pa.

Hoonigan Racing's complete 2014 schedule, including Global RallyCross, WRC, Gymkhana and more is available on  HRD's website at hooniganracing.com.

For information about STPR, visit STPR.org and follow us on our social media and through our event hashtag #stpr14.