Ken Block’s 14-year-old daughter drove the Hoonicorn into a Hemi-powered Corvette tow car



Ken Block took on all the comers in his 1965 “Hoonicorn” Ford Mustang for a YouTube series called “Hoonicorn vs the World.” This time, however, Block wasn’t behind the wheel.

Ken Block's 14-year-old daughter crashed the Hoonicorn into a Hemi-powered RVW Corvette drag car

Ken Block’s 14-year-old daughter crashed the Hoonicorn into a Hemi-powered RVW Corvette drag car

For the first part of the show’s second season, Block turned over driving duties to his 14-year-old daughter, Lia. She competed against NHRA Top Fuel driver Alex Laughlin and his speed society Radial vs the World (RVW) car with C6 Corvette body for a best-of-three drag racing challenge.

Ken Block's 14-year-old daughter crashed the Hoonicorn into a Hemi-powered RVW Corvette drag car

Ken Block’s 14-year-old daughter crashed the Hoonicorn into a Hemi-powered RVW Corvette drag car

If you’re unfamiliar, the Hoonicorn is a four-wheel drive beast powered by a NASCAR-derived Ford V-8. When it first appeared in Block’s Gymkhana 7 video, it had 845 horsepower. Later upgrades went as high as 1,400 hp, which Block actually described as frightening. That sounds like a lot of car for anyone, let alone a teenager.

Ken Block's 14-year-old daughter crashed the Hoonicorn into a Hemi-powered RVW Corvette drag car

Ken Block’s 14-year-old daughter crashed the Hoonicorn into a Hemi-powered RVW Corvette drag car

The Corvette is equipped with a 526 cubic-inch supercharged Hemi V-8 capable of up to 4,000 horsepower in its most aggressive tune. Both the supercharger and gearbox are covered with ballistic blankets in case they fly at high speed.

While the Corvette appears to have a major performance advantage, the race was run on an unprepared surface. So Laughlin had the car detuned to 1,800 hp, according to speed society. With the racing surface covered in dust, debris and bumps, he struggled with traction even then.

Ken Block's 14-year-old daughter crashed the Hoonicorn into a Hemi-powered RVW Corvette drag car

Ken Block’s 14-year-old daughter crashed the Hoonicorn into a Hemi-powered RVW Corvette drag car

After an ambiguous result in the first 500 foot race, Laughlin requested traction compound and another 500 foot run. That strategy paid off as he took the win despite burning rubber throughout the course. However, the final race was driven to 1,000 feet, and the Hoonicorn beat the Corvette by three car lengths. Watch the full video to see the action unfold.

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