More than 26 seconds to the good, just after doubling his lead in the previous stage, things were looking fantastic for Ken Block last Friday.

Until the moment when they were not.

Caught by the mud sections on the crest in exceptionally muddy conditions, Blok slid off the road into the trees, damaging his Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC beyond repair.

A fourth victory in the Lake Superior Rally? Went. But more than that, he squandered his chance at the first American Rally Association presented by DirtFish National.

Did the bloke throw this one away or was he just unlucky? That’s the key question in this week’s edition of SPIN, The Rally Pod.

Lisa O’Sullivan leads a discussion between Mason Runkel and Luke Barry as they try to answer just that.

And Block’s mistake aside, how good was new champion Brandon Semenyuk? Can it even do the job in the World Rally Championship?

To find out what we think…