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Kyle LeDuc, 1981-2023

Updated: 5 hours ago

The entire off-road racing community mourns the loss of the legendary short-course racer Kyle LeDuc, who passed away today at the age of 42. Kyle had publicly disclosed earlier in the year his decision to sit out of the 2023 Champ season. Despite facing formidable challenges, he frequently shared updates on his journey through Instagram from his workshop as he aspired to make a triumphant return to the track.

Kyle also was a massive supporter of the Mod Kids USA films, and was always available to sit down and chat with us about the kids racing in the mod kart class.

In a statement via Championship Off-Road; “It is with extremely heavy hearts that we share the news that seven-time Pro 4 champion Kyle LeDuc has passed away. LeDuc remains a legend in the off-road world and one of the winningest drivers in short-course history, including the 2020 Championship Off-Road Pro 4 title. He was a passionate champion and intense competitor whose infectious energy will be missed on and off the track. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the LeDuc family and everyone at Kyle LeDuc 99 Racing.”

Hailing from an esteemed off-road racing lineage, Kyle LeDuc the son of Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Famer and Dakar veteran Curt LeDuc, and brother of multiple champion Todd LeDuc, who excelled in Pro 2, Class 8, and Monster Jam. Over his illustrious career, Kyle secured seven Pro 4 championships, six in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and one in the more recently-established Championship Off-Road series. He also earned two Pro Lite titles, three Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series challenge cups, two Pro 4 world championships, and two LOORRS Driver of the Year titles, accumulating a remarkable tally of over 100 race victories.

In 2022, LeDuc narrowly missed securing an eighth crown in the Championship Off-Road Pro 4 series, finishing as runner-up to C.J. Greaves. Additionally, on the international stage, he played a pivotal role in Chip Ganassi Racing's Extreme-E Team, alongside Sara Price.

Kyle LeDuc is survived by his wife Amber and their two children, leaving behind a legacy that will forever be remembered in off-road racing.

We will never forget #99!


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