This week's installment of Wacky Wednesday! involves the motorsport of Gymkhana. Similar to autocross, Gymkhana courses are often very complex and memorizing the course is a significant part of achieving a fast time. Yeow!
Drivers must be in the zone 100% when they are driving. The drivers goals is to get through the course as fast a possible with the least amount of mistakes. Acceleration, braking, drifting and grip driving are all necessary for Gymkhana. Not only do they have to hold control over his/her own car, but Gymkhana requires strong mental concentration and memorization. Insane!
Ken Block, featured in this video, is a professional driver and performs reversals, 180 degree spins, 360 degree spins, parking boxes, figure 8s and other advanced skills. Please, do not attempt this with the family vehicle in the church parking lot.