Mike Plumb aka Lizard King
Mike Plumb aka Lizard King

Ken Block

Rally & Rallycross Driver
  • 53
  • Long Beach, California
  • November 21, 1967

Ken Block, a self-professed adrenaline junkie, grew up participating in a range of action sports, including motocross, skateboarding, and snowboarding. But it was rally racing, which requires drivers to maneuver the car across everything nature can throw at you, that really captured his attention.

Even so, he wouldn’t step into the driver’s seat of a rally car until his mid-30s. Previously, he worked as an architectural draughtsman, made a stab at pro snowboarding, and started several small sports equipment businesses. But in 1994, Block and business partner Danny Way hit paydirt when they founded and built DC Shoes into one of the most successful skateboard brands in the world.

His business success provided the pathway he needed to chase down his true passion – rally racing. It also sparked the origins of Hoonigan – a brand that’s now synonymous with motorsports.

Block started his pro racing career in 2005 in the Rally America National Championship series, where he earned Rookie of Year honors. He went on to notch three second-place season finishes and ranks third in all-time event wins. He also participated in the Global Rallycross Championship series, placing third for the 2013 season and second in 2014.

Today, Block concentrates on the Hoonigan motorsports and clothing brand. The media wing of Hoonigan also produces the wildly popular Gymkhana series of videos that feature astonishing, rally-inspired exhibitions in a variety of unusual and challenging settings.

Ken Block

I’m not the kind of person who can sit still. But I know I have to take care of myself too. I didn’t know what I was missing until I started a routine with cbdMD tinctures and gummies. I never want to be without this stuff again.

Ken Block
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