NASCAR & Auto Racing

Ken Block is fastest in Global Rallycross at Dirt Track

Ken Block posted the fastest time in Red Bull Global Rallycross qualifying at The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the second year in a row, followed by Nelson Piquet Jr. and Tanner Foust.

It was Block’s first top seed since running in Charlotte last year. At 32.323 seconds, his fastest lap time was more than four seconds faster than his qualifying time from last season.

Following qualifying, Block, Brian Deegan and Bucky Lasek took home wins in the first series of heat races. Steve Arpin, Block and Sverre Isachsen won the second set.

In Lites action, Mitchell DeJong topped the charts in qualifying with Mooresville native Austin Cindric second fastest. Oliver Eriksson and Kevin Eriksson won Friday’s heat races.

The event also will be televised at 2 p.m. on WCNC.