Block Takes Commanding Lead of Olympus Rally

World Rally Championship driver and Internet Gymkhana video sensation Ken Block has an impressive lead at the Saturday break at the Olympus Rally in Washington, last event in the 2012 American rally championship.

After SS4 Block and co-driver Alex Gelsomino have a 2:12.6 lead over two-time defending American rally champion David Higgins and his co-driver Craig Drew.

Block and Gelsomino won all four stages contested in the event Saturday morning. The schedule has been challenged by dry, dusty conditions. Rally officials had to build in an eight hour break Saturday afternoon because of the forest fire dangers in the region south of the Olympic Peninsula outside Olympia, Washington. The rally will resume with SS5 just before 7pm Pacific time tonight.

Block and Gelsomino have turned much of their rally attention to North America after two seasons of heavy competition on the World Rally Championship circuit. They won Rallye Defi in Canada three weeks ago. They scored four points in the WRC this season becoming only the second American team in a generation to score points in the highly competitive WRC.

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