Ken Block Wins Final GRC Race, Heikkenen Crowned Champion
At first glance, the Global Rallycross track laid out in the parking lot across from the Luxor and Mandalay Bay casinos for the Las Vegas season finale didn’t seem to offer the same amount of drama as last year’s design. Seemingly smoother – and almost exclusively tarmac, save for the table jump – the event was also lacking the charged atmosphere that went along with 2012’s championship-deciding race, as the 2013 points win had already been claimed by a dominant Toomas Heikkinen.
It’s always the wrong call, however, to assume that a Global Rallycross race is going to unfold by-the-numbers. Despite the asphalt, the GRC drivers on hand managed to not only deliver an exceptionally exciting main event, but also three nail-biting heats leading up to the ultimate checkered flag of the season.