GRC Drivers Excel In Various Off-Weekend Competitions
With four weeks and counting until X Games Munich, the stars of Global Rallycross have been doing their best to stay occupied. That quest to keep up the competitive fire has taken them to some interesting places, to say the least.
Ken Block didn’t even have to leave his #43 Ford Fiesta ST behind to do it. Block and his Hoonigan Racing team won the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, winning 12 of 16 stages and holding the lead from the very beginning. Block beat David Sterckx, who tested a GRC Lites car back in January, and David Higgins, who finished seventh at X Games last year.
Pastrana Racing driver Bryce Menzies was also behind the wheel, albeit not in his #99 Dodge Dart. Menzies competed in the Baja 500, looking for his third consecutive Trophy Truck win at the famous off-road event. While that didn’t come to pass, he still persevered through mechanical issues to finish a respectable third.
Other drivers took on wildly different challenges. Dave Mirra, an avid triathlete, competed in the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 in Raleigh, North Carolina over the weekend. With a total time of 4:48:50, Mirra finished 12th in his division and 62nd overall. Mirra will compete in another event in Syracuse, New York, on June 23—just days before he travels to Germany.
At the same time, Bucky Lasek, Mirra’s Subaru PUMA Rallycross teammate, was competing on his skateboard, but the competition wasn’t the focus. Lasek was a part of the seventh annual Clash at Clairemont, an event to support the (San Diego) Mission Valley YMCA and Grind for Life, a charity that supports children with cancer. Lasek’s team placed second in the Sonic Generations of Skate, an event that paired three generations of vert skateboarders in four different competitions.
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