• Aug 6, 2009
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We've seen Ken Block and his gang of misfits perform plenty of crazy cool stunts in their Crawford-built 2009 Subaru WRX STI. Block's stupefyingly accurate power slides never seem to get old, no matter how many times we see his 566 horsepower (at the wheels!) STI come within millimeters of disaster. It is cool, however, to see Block and his friends add a little something extra this time around.

After the jump is video of Block and Travis Pastrana (on a motorcycle) having a good old time setting some land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The STI is still present and accounted for in all its adhesion-defying glory, but the speed records are being sought on some garbage cans, a big wheel, and "a $3 Wal-Mart plastic sled." Looks safe to us.

For some reason, some members of Block's team decided it would be a good idea to try to jump on the hood of the STI while it was doing donuts on the salt flats, and one of them ended up getting side-swiped and bounced off Block's rear wheel like a rag doll. That's gotta hurt. Hit the jump for 2:38 of (salt) rock-solid entertainment, but if you're a member of the Save The Salt coalition, be forewarned, there's some gratuitous car-on-salt violence. Hat tip to Bart K.


[Source: YouTube]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Paul is right. I have some serious chronic pain from the many broken bones, surgeries, dislocated joints, concussions, sprains and even a ruptured spleen I acquired over a couple of decades in downhill mountain biking, BMX, road racing (road rash is more painful than broken bones) and general nonsense. From what I've heard Pastrana is going to have it worse with the injuries he has sustained.

      I can't say that I'd change it though. I still ride 15+ hours a week and compete regularly. I just don't think I can enjoy life without the challenge or the risk.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Block's stupefyingly accurate power slides never seem to get old, no matter how many times we see his 566 horsepower (at the wheels!) STI come within millimeters of disaster"

      Yeah, until he flips his car running over a curb at X-Games! =P Block & Pastrana are good drivers, but it was disappointing to watch a rookie in a Fiesta take the win because they both made (preventable?) errors.
      • 5 Years Ago
      goddam those guys have one hell of an awesome lifestyle
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nitro Circus: Jackass for people who dont like to see Chris Pontuis' ass all the time
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah. Thank God for Jolene Van Vugt! Hot amirite?
        • 5 Years Ago
        The best way someone described NC to me when it first came out was ...

        "it's like Jackass but with atvs and dirt bikes n stuff"

        I think that's pretty accurate as theres still plenty of male nudity in the recipe.
      • 5 Years Ago
      One thing is for sure, Monster Energy drink is def getting their monies worth and getting air time even with out wins......
        • 5 Years Ago
        I have to agree...

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