Now this is lovable. It’s a video in which Ken Block, the head Hoonigan and Gymkhana grasp himself, tackles the time-examined ceremony of fatherhood that is educating your little one how to work a stick. Only in this case, it’s to do doughnuts, which is usually anything a teenager does well away from their parents’ supervision well after they’ve mastered the artwork of operating a clutch. Also, there is no yelling or any one receiving impatient.
It’s established at the Utah Motorsports Campus, which has partly re-opened for company, with Block and his thirteen-year-previous daughter, Lia, in his 1978 MkII Ford Escort RS. Block says he taught her how to travel stick just a few times before in a Ford Concentrate RS. That tends to make drifting in the Gymkhana auto a challenge, considering that as he describes, “you’ve gotta travel it with a lot of RPM and a lot of throttle command.” Very the job for a stick-change newb.
Nonetheless, Lia handles it like a pro and proves a fast learner. Which probably really should come as no surprise, considering that she’s a Block, after all, and we’re demonstrated archival footage of her racing in a children’s drift Mustang, go-karts and utility terrain vehicles in levels of competition at UMC.
If only the rest of us could’ve been so blessed when we have been 1st mastering.
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