Ken Block, Age 55, he died in a snowmobile accident on January 2, 2023 near Woodland, Utah: this was confirmed by an announcement from the social accounts of his Hoonigan team.
“It is with great sadness that we can confirm that Ken Block passed away today in a snowmobile accident. Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an idol. And most importantly, a father and husband. He will be greatly missed. Please respect the family’s privacy during this time of mourning. .”
The Wasatch County Sheriff’s Department reported that Block was driving in the Mill Hollow area when his snowmobile overturned on a steep slope and landed on top of him; he was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Block gained worldwide fame with his videos Gymkhana on Youtube, but it was more.
In 1993 he founded the company DC Shoes with Damon Way. He has done various exercises such as skateboarding, snowboarding and motocross.
Passionate about rallying, in 2005 he began his sports career at the national level, racing a Subaru Impreza WRC prepared by the Vermont SportsCar team in the Rally America championship; he ranks fourth overall and wins the rookie of the year title. In 2006 he joined the Subaru Rally USA Team with Travis Pastrana and finished second overall in Rally America. In the same year he participates for the first time in the public competition of the X Games, winning a bronze medal.
In 2007 he finished third in the national rally competition and won a silver medal at the X Games. In the same year he made his debut in the world rally championship in Mexico always racing with Subaru. In 2008 he won a bronze medal in the X Games, finished second in the Rally America championship and participated in the World Rally New Zealand.
In 2010, with the help of M-Sport, he created his own team, the Monster World Rally Team, to race in the part of the rally events with the Ford Focus RS WRC, finishing with points in Spain. Nationally, it finishes in twelfth place. He continues to participate in the WRC world championship in 2011 and 2012 in the Ford Fiesta RS WRC, scoring several points. Also in 2012 he got another silver medal at the X Games and won two Rally America events.
In 2013 at the rally in Mexico, Block achieved his best performance, finishing a legitimate race for the world championship in seventh place.
He is survived by his wife, Lucy Block, and three children.
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