UPDATE: Ken Block Leads Drift Fest at Goodwood 2015 in 850 HP Hoonicorn Mustang

en Block Leads the Drift Offensive at Goodwood 2015 in His 850 HP Hoonicorn Mustang 1 photo
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2015 will go down in history as the year when the Goodwood Festival of Speed became a bit of a celebration of... sideways speed. With the Drifting category now inaugurated, the Earl of March had to kick off the slip angle hostilities in style. And he did, as Ken Block is leading the (side)way in his Hoonicorn.
Block took the Hillclimb by stom. A hell of a smokey storm, pulling tricks as if he was on a skateboard, filming an ad for his DC Shoes business toy.

For those of you who are unfamiliar his Hoonicorn Mustang, you should refer to the Gymkhana series. Untill you do though, we’ll remind you this is as far as the classic Mustang it’s impersonating as they get.

Sure, the Golden Era did see a four-wheel-drive Mustang being built in extremely limited numbers, but Block’s 850 hp, all-wheel-drive pony is something else.

As we said, Block is opening the way for the rest of the tire-smoking drama performers. But he’s not the only one in the spotlights. As you might recall, Goodwood asphalt was covered in rubber last year by Mad Mike Whiddett and his Mazda RX-7.

Mad Mike is back for 2015 and he’ll be joined in his 1.16-lie rotating hillclimb adventure by James Deane, last year’s EXTREME Drift Allstars European Champion, who brings his Falken Motorsports Nissan 200SX S14 to Goodwood’s 1.16-mile hillclimb.

And the list of tire executioners doesn’t end there. For instance, we’ll also enjoy some rubber slaughter coming from Norway’s top drifting man, Joachim Waargaard, in a BMW M4, as well as by an 1,000 HP Budmat R34 Skyline manhandled by Poland’s Piotr Wiecek.

UPDATE: Mad Mike Whiddett showed Ken Block how it's done in his RWD 750 HP Mazda RX-7.

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