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Old 03-24-2011, 11:06 AM   #1
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Ken block fiesta crash

He's fine, car isn't. :)/:(

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Old 03-24-2011, 11:09 AM   #2
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Wow, thats a heck of a ride. Glad hes ok.
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:11 AM   #3
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i will still take the motor and tranny!!!!! lol crazy ride though.
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:25 AM   #4
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At first I gave him the benefit of the doubt by saying that everyone has to start rally racing somewhere. And I understand this is something that takes years to get the hang of. However it's hard to ignore all these crash videos that keep racking up. He has a ton of DNF's in his record, and of the few he did finish it was somewhere along the lines of 12th place overall. I gotta wonder how many mistakes it takes for Ford to pull his contract.

I have no doubt in my mind that he's a skilled driver. His Gymkhana videos already do plenty to prove that. But I think WRC provides a wide range of challenges that only a fraction of the best race car drivers could ever get to master in their lifetime (on a global scale). It takes more than precision stunt driving to even reach the finish line for a single stage. I'm glad to see he's okay and I hope he gets better at what he does best.
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:45 AM   #5
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Poor car! Im glad he is okay. This video doesnt top that old-ish video of Travis Pastrana flipping down a hill a million times....lol
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oh snap. and i dont think ford will let him go as long as hes popular. im not his biggest fan but his being in a ford is great for them. all of the xgames coverage, the internet videos. its all about getting younger people to like and want fords, i think it was a genious move getting him and i also think theyll pretty much let him do what he wants
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Ill take the wheels, motor and tranny and make my car into a street legal race car..lol

glad hes ok..
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I've heard that teams are allow 8 backup chassis when they're competing in the WRC. But I think most teams have only about 4 backup cars. If you destroy every one of your backups you're SOL for the entire season. Considering these cars cost over $200k each I don't think most sponsors will be thrilled if you wreck at an alarming rate. Although Block is also pretty rich so that may not even be an issue. I guess I also can't think of a more fun way to burn money. This would definitely be on my top 5.
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I can't see what he hit. Something big though...don't be so quick to beat on him, that looked like a pretty low-visibility corner. For all we know his co-driver's notes said nothing about keeping inside...his car language suggests he never even saw what he hit.
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Wow, he went flying, but now a days roll cages and race seats are made for it. He will re-build and be back for sure.
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