Ken Block – “King Of Drift”, Died While Riding A Snowmobile

Ken Block
Ken Block – Pro rally driver and the Hoonigan and DC Shoes co-founder, has died at 55 year old in a snowmobile accident.

Ken Block and his career

Ken Block is 55 years old this year. He is the creator of the sports shoe company DC Shoes in 2005 then Block switched to racing and quickly became famous, and establishing his own brand Hoonigan in 2010. He was a professional American rally driver with the Hoonigan Racing Division, formerly known as the Monster World Rally Team.

As a rally racer who has won the championship and appeared on the podium numerous times since the 2000s, Ken Block has gained fame. Not only being an off-road racer, Ken Block also participates in many other subjects such as motorcycle racing, skiing.

Block was a well-known professional driver during his tenure in the sport due of his fantastic drift displays that are challenging to replicate due to the complexity and adventure. As a result, Block’s own brand of car drift videos in the Gymkhana style is also part of the Hoonigan brand. Gymkhana is a form of high-speed performance driving. The driver has to apply many complex skills in a short time such as: acceleration, braking, drift, cornering…to manage the car and avoid obstacles. They may also need to drift, turn 360 degrees, or park the car in a cage.

These videos were posted on the Hoonigan YouTube channel with many episodes from 2008 to the present, attracting millions of views. His YouTube channel, which has over 1.95 million subscribers, attributes its success to the rise in motorsports fandom in the United States. Block did stunts with a variety of automobiles, including the electric Audi S1 Hoonitron, Ford F-150, Ford Fiesta, and Subaru Impreza. These will be the last Gymkhana videos where we see his talent.

The Ford Fiesta H.F.H.V (Hybrid Function Hoon Vehicle), based on the Fiesta RC WRC racing variant, has been associated with the image of Block for a time – Ken Block ford fiesta. The spark phases use the Anti-Lag System technique in the turbocharger system. Block spends time participating in winter sports activities, which range from skiing, snowboarding, or UTV off-road driving.

Recently, Ken Block showed off his daughter Lia Block, 16 years old this year – learning drift and speed racing before reaching the age to get a driver’s license. The most recent pictures and status updates on Block’s personal account show that he is in Utah, where the snow is white, getting ready for adventurous motorbike races.

Ken Block and his death

The sad news was posted on the Hoonigan racing team’s social media account. “Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And most importantly, a father and husband. He will be incredibly missed” .

The accident happened at 2 p.m. on January 2, 2023 in Wasatch County, Utah, and according to the Sheriff’s Office, Block was traveling on a steep slope when the snowmobile overturned and fell on top of him. Due to severe trauma, Block passed away immediately. It said that although Ken Block was riding with a group, he was alone when the accident happened, “He was pronounced deceased at the scene from injuries sustained in the accident”.

His death brings a lot of regret and sadness to his family and his fans. For those of you who are fans of Ken Block and want to commemorate Block’s death, you can search for some T-shirts at Happyinktee. Happyinktee have a lot of suggestions. Check it out !!!

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Racing is a dangerous sport and we can expect bad things to happen, Block’s death is a sadness for all those who loved him. The death ended his glorious race and the videos on his youtube channel may be the last but his splendor will forever be in the hearts of his fans. Please Rest In Peace Ken Block.

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