Ken Block: a look back at the career of the rally driver and YouTube star
Professional rally driver Ken Block, who later became an internet sensation with his daring stunts behind the wheel, has died aged 55 after a snowmobile accident in Utah’s Wasatch County.
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The local sheriff’s office said that Block was riding on a steep slope when the vehicle upended and landed on top of him. Having begun his rallying career in 2005, Block was named Rookie of the Year in the Rally America Championship.
He competed in the World Rally Championship and won five rallycross medals at the X Games. The California-born driver also co-founded the sportswear company DC Shoes and produced the Gymkhana video series, which featured him driving on dangerous tracks and obstacle courses.
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