Block fastest on day 1 of 100 Acre Wood Rally

Monster World Rally Team’s Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino lead after day one of the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood on February 23 in Salem, MO. Block is working towards his sixth consecutive win at the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood and debuting his 2012 Ford Fiesta H.F.H.V. in full stage-rally mode.

He holds an 18.6-second lead over Subaru Rally Team USA’s David Higgins and Craig Drew who assumed the place after Rockstar Energy Drinks’ Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard broke a gearbox on stage 4.

Krzysztof Holowczyc, the three-time Polish Rally Champion who is driving for Art Logistics Racing Team, rounds the top overall three spots 2:58.4 behind Higgins.

In Super Production, Travis and Terry Hanson lead the class over Lauchlin O’Sullivan and Scott Putnam by 46.9 seconds. Young Mason Moyle with co-driver John Hall is in third place in class.

Ford Fiestas hold the top three positions in the 2WD Class. Chris Duplessis and Karl Atkinson lead with 25.7 seconds over Dillon Van Way and Jake Blattner, followed by Ed McNelly and Ole Holter.

Check day one full results here:

The Rally in the 100 Acre Wood continues Saturday beginning in Salem, MO. Fans who cannot attend in person can catch some tape-delayed event streaming and video recaps, as well as regularly-updated stage times and results, at

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