American rally driver, Kenneth Block, died on Tuesday at the age of 55 due to a fatal snowmobile accident in Park City, Utah (United States).
“Ken was a visionary, a trailblazer and an icon. And most importantly, a husband and father. He will be greatly missed.” Ensures the results of his team, The Hoonigans Racing, in his account Instagram.
The facts were clarified only by the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office. “On January 2, 2023 at approximately 2:00 p.m., the Wasatch County 911 Center received a call reporting a snowmobile accident in the Mill Hollow area.”He indicated.
“The driver, Kenneth Block, a 55-year-old man from Park City, Utah, was riding a snowmobile when the snowmobile flipped, landing on top of him.”Confirm and then add: “He was pronounced dead at the scene from the injuries sustained in the accident.”
American fame thanks to its spectacular driving demonstrations called Gymkhana. Exhibitions of an almost cinematographic nature where Block showed his expertise behind the wheel. The current Audi driver, with whom he recently signed, did a demonstration a few months ago in an electric car on the streets of Las Vegas that was viewed nearly 6 million times.
Although his sporting career has not been as successful – he came to participate in one WRC event and another in the World Rallycross Championship – he was a pioneer at the media level, especially on platforms such as youtube, On his team’s channel Hoonigan, he has 5.32 million followers and 1.94 on his personal profile.