Ken Block’s rally career began in 2005. His skill and car control became quickly apparent and Block aptly nabbed Rookie of the Year that season in the Rally America Championship. Since then, Block has continued to rise in the sport, racking up numerous overall wins as well as plenty of podium appearances. He’s also accumulated five X Games medals since the start of his career.
In January 2010, Block formed the Monster World Rally Team and signed with Ford to pursue his dreams of racing in the World Rally Championship and in doing so, became one of only four Americans to ever score points in the WRC. In 2012, Block re-named his team Hoonigan Racing Division, with the goal to further push the boundaries of motorsports marketing. Block then moved to racing full-time in the FIA World Rallycross Championship and in 2018, squared off against Travis Pastrana in Nitro Rallycross’ epic debut. Afterwards he declared, “This is literally the best, the wildest rallycross track in the existence of the history of rallycross.” Block returned in 2019 to take on the best drivers in the sport once again.
Block is also one of the co-founders of DC Shoes. Over the years, he has also competed in many action sports events including skateboarding, snowboarding, and motocross. Since selling his ownership of DC Shoes, Block has shifted his business focus to Hoonigan Industries, an apparel brand for auto enthusiasts.