Motorsports Industry Mourns the Passing of Ken Block

Motorsports Industry Mourns the Passing of Ken Block

Block was killed in a snowmobile accident on Jan. 2.

From SEMA eNews

Prominent rally racer and action sports star Ken Block passed away after a snowmobile accident in Utah on Monday, Jan. 2, according to a statement posted on the Hoonigan website. He was 55 years old.

“Ken was a visionary, a pioneer, and an icon. And most importantly, a father and husband. He will be incredibly missed,” said his team, Hoonigan Racing, in a statement.

In addition to his autograph sessions and special appearances, Block was a featured speaker at the 2022 SEMA Show Kickoff Breakfast, where he discussed the making of “Electrikhana,” a tire-shredding trip on the Las Vegas Strip through the lens of a bespoke, 800-volt, bi-motor, AWD Audi S1, developed and built by Audi.

Block also competed in the American Rally Association (ARA) along with his wife Lucy and 16-year-old daughter Lia, one of three children. Block, a co-founder of the skateboarding brand DC Shoes, was also known for his Gymkhana action videos that received a large following on YouTube and related social media outlets.

For more information on Block, visit the Hoonigan Racing website.

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