I’m yelling at the top of my lungs for Ken Block and his astounding new video, Gymkhana Seven. While Mix-A-Lot’s wet dream is dropping trou and derping out brainless quotes like “They say I didn't have a talent...try balancing a champagne glass on your ass”, Ken Block is deftly whipping an 845-horse, all-wheel-drive, 1965 Mustang called Hoonicorn around Los Angeles’ many landmarks/obstacles.
Nissan homologated their Pulsar hatchback into an all-wheel drive, five-second monster in the early 1990s. Sadly, that car was never sold here; but that hasn’t stopped one rabid fan from importing one.
On Thursday, we ventured to the top of America’s Mountain for Day 2 of the official practice and qualifying sessions. As we described in Day 1’s recap [link out], the classes are divided into three run groups, and the course is divided into three sections. Every day of practice each group gets a dedicated section of the course. Starting at Devil’s Playground (elevation 12,780 ft.), the third leg of the course extends to the top of Pikes Peak at elevation 14,110 ft. Taking on the top leg of the course were all the motorcycle divisions, including Sidecar, 1205cc, 750cc, 450cc, 250cc, Heavyweight Supermoto, Quad Modified, Exhibition Powersport (including the Z-electric bikes), and the Vintage motorcycles.