Although Global Rallycross has been an exciting series of racing since it began way back in 1967 it has only been gaining in popularity here in the US since it was officially debuted at X Games 16 here in Los Angeles in 2010. Originally a made-for-TV sport with drivers from rallying competing, the first-ever rallycross was held on February 4, 1967 at England’s Lydden Circuit and the Blue Oval has been a driving force ever since Brian Melia competed with his Ford Lotus Cortina in that inaugural year! In 2009 by Brian Gale and Chip Pankow created the Red Bull Global Rallycross series of races that spans venues around the world on courses that mix both asphalt and dirt course with jumps and obstacles that make a it true spectator event. The cars themselves are mechanical works of wonder using space age technology in the frames work and the some of the most sophisticated high performance engine technologies on the planet. Racing teams like the Swedish wonders Team Olsbergs MSE can use their mechanical magic to sooth over 600 hp from small displacement 4 cylinder engines that power all four wheels and can allow incredibly gifted drivers like the Hoonigan Ken Block to do things with their cars that you would not believe unless you saw it for your self in one of his world famous Gymkhana videos! Ford Racing teams swept the Manufactures Championship in the 2011, 2012 AND 2013 seasons and the 2014 season was an incredibly strong showing for the flying Fiesta’s once again! During the Los Angeles leg of the series some incredible driving from drivers Joni Wiman and Ken Block secured yet another title for the awesome folks at Ford Racing with still another round to go! Just in case you weren’t counting along, that’s FOUR consecutive Manufactures Titles for the Blue Oval! Huge Congrats to all involved for an amazing effort and well deserved title. If you haven’t seen a rallycross event it is really a fun watch and next year should be even more exciting as Ford will be fending off attacks from many great teams to try and keep their title, we cant wait!