What does "rip apart the block" mean?
A "block" in this context refers to a street or a section of a street where there is an intersection. So "rip apart the block" here is slang for speeding really fast down the street, as though someone is driving so fast that they are "ripping apart" the street. This is not a common expression but is just used here to emphasize the driver's confidence that he believes he will win.
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