Ken Block has died following crash

Rally racing icon Ken Block has died at 55 following a snowmobile accident in Utah

The Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that Ken Block was involved in a deadly accident on Monday. He was riding a snowmobile up a hill when it became upended and landed on top of him.

Block was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Mr. Block was riding with a group but was alone when the accident occurred,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement. “We are saddened to hear of the loss of Kenneth and our hearts are with his family and friends so deeply affected.”

The incident took place in Utah.

Ken Block, 55 was a rally racing driver for the Hoonigan Racing Division. He was also the co-founder of DC Shoes.

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

Block owns a ranch in Utah.

The racer was widely known for his Gymkhana video series. The videos saw the driver fit race cars in tight spaces, at high speed and mostly within city streets that were closed to the public.

Gymkhana receives million of views which each video.

Block claimed 16 wins in Rally America. He claimed another 6 wins in the Global Rallycross Championship.

Block is survived by his with Lucy and their 3 children.

NASCAR community reacts to the passing of Ken Block

Brad Keselowski: “Rip. Such a legend. Saw him drive one time in Vegas and he had every drivers respect. #Godspeed”

Joey Logano: “Prayers for Ken Block’s family. He was a pioneer in motorsports and brought a vision to do things behind the wheel that no one else had ever accomplished of even thought of before.”

Ricky Stenhouse Jr: “Ken Block, such a legend! Showed the world how to make awesome content, and just a wheelman!! RIP #gymkhana”

Chase Briscoe: “Met Ken Block one time and was able to do a video shoot with him and was absolutely blown away at how nice he was and the car control he had. RIP…”

Ryan Preece: “RIP to the original Hoonigan. I loved the Innovation Ken Block had with street cars.”

Tyler Reddick: “Praying and hoping for Damar Hamlin. Thinking about Ken Block and his family too.”

Clint Bowyer: “So sad to hear about the loss of an absolute legend Ken Block. Nothing that man couldn’t do! The things he did behind the wheel of a car looked as if they were fake and out of a video game. The Best!!!!”

Tommy Joe Martins: “RIP to one of the coolest to ever do it. I remember playing Dirt 2 til my fingers bled. The guy brought rally/gymkhana to new heights in the US & had a style completely his own. As loud as his driving was, he never seemed to have the ego to match. What a massive loss.”


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