Ken Block’s family rallies and wins the Baja 1000, Nationals

After Ken Block's death from a snowmobiling accident, his family, friends, company and community rallied in support of the continuation of his vision and passion for car racing

BAJA, Mexico — Lucy and her daughter Lia Block won their Pro-Stock car division on Sunday in the BAJA 1000 by more than an hour. The Park City pair had help from Rodrigo Ampudia and Terry Madden. This was the first year their Block House Racing team entered the famed international competition.

After Ken Block’s death from a snowmobiling accident, his family, his friends, his company and his community have rallied in support of the continuation of his vision and passion for car racing. So much so that his oldest daughter Lia is making a name for herself on a global scale. Mom Lucy, sister Kira, and younger brother, Mica, all spend time traveling and training to compete in races.

Kira and Mica competed in the Utah Motorsports Campus races this fall, where Kira experienced a slow rollover on the track, one from which everyone walked away and finished their fun weekend. That’s merely a single anecdote of breakdowns, engine failures, crashes, and parts-gone-wrong that all four family drivers have gone through this year, but they band together, accept assistance from the greater car community, and keep on truckin’.

Lia won her 2-wheel-drive National Championships and also raced up Colorados Pikes Peak International.

All this with the team behind the team based out of the Park City garage of Hoonigan Racing Division.

That’s just the recent past for 17-year-old Lia; her near future includes entering F1 driving school under the Williams Team. That racing company is coming off a star-studded night of global competition in Las Vegas on Saturday when one of the two Williams cars was momentarily in fourth place, up there with the Red Bull, Mercedes, and Ferrari cars, before the checkered flag found them out of the top 10 out of 20 entries.

Vegas’s youngest driver was 18, and this year’s race had zero women in the driver’s seats, but next year, stay tuned for a potential spot for Lia Block, as she’s on a roll.

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