Block and Arpin ready for ARX debut with Ford Focus RS RX
Experienced rallycross driver and viral YouTube star Ken Block and Canadian team-mate Steve Arpin will debut their partnership under the Hoonigan Racing and Loenbro Motorsports banner in the second round of Americas Rallycross on July 14, racing a pair of Ford Focus RS RX Supercars at the Circuit of The Americas.
Block will make his return to rallycross in North America with the familiar number 43 on the side of his Focus RS RX, a car that he raced for two seasons in the FIA World Rallycross Championship and drove to a podium finish in only its second ever event, in Germany.
Block is teaming up with accomplished rallycross driver Arpin for 2018, starting at COTA’s sunset showdown event, the team currently making developments to the World RX race winning Focus RS RX. "I'm excited for a new rallycross series here in America. I enjoyed the last two years when I competed full-time in World RX, but to be able to take a short flight from my home in Utah and be able race in my recently updated Ford Focus RS RX at COTA is just super convenient for me,” said Block. “Plus, I always enjoy visiting Austin, Texas. I'm also excited for my 2018 partnership with Steve Arpin. He's joining me as a fellow Hoonigan driver this season, and we've partnered on the technical and marketing aspects of our respective rallycross programs. It's going to be a lot of fun for both of us.”
For Arpin, a rallycross event winner in America, COTA will be his first appearance in the Focus RS RX having raced a Ford Fiesta for the last three years. The Canadian has already driven the Focus at a recent test. "I can't wait to get this new chapter started,” he said. “Obviously IMG has done great things with FIA World RX and I am very excited to see where they take ARX. These new Ford Focus RS RX are beautiful pieces machinery and it’s going to be fun seeing how they stack up against the competition. I expect this new series to be a whole new type of atmosphere with our new partnership with Ken Block and Hoonigan Racing. They bring so much to the table, from a driving side with Ken and his abilities with their expertise of marketing that they have established with the Hoonigan brand. This season is going to be nothing short of exciting as we go through each day."
Fans can receive free tickets to DirtFish ARX at COTA on July 14 when they purchase tickets to World RX USA, the debut of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in the United States, September 29-30. This offer lasts for a limited time. To purchase tickets, click this link: https://www.worldrxusa.com/tickets
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