Kyle LeDuc Obituary, Death – The motorsports community mourns the untimely loss of Kyle LeDuc, a legendary figure in short course off-road racing. The somber news of his passing arrived at the beginning of the week, casting a shadow of sadness across the Atlantic. At just 42 years old, LeDuc’s battle with stage IV head and neck cancer, lasting a year, came to a tragic end on Saturday.
LeDuc’s journey in off-road racing was marked by remarkable achievements and a passion for the sport. His career kicked off in 2002 after finding success in mountain bike racing. Swiftly making a name for himself, LeDuc secured the Prolite World Championship and the Championship Off-Road Racing Pro Lite title in 2004. Transitioning to Pro 4 in 2008, LeDuc continued to make waves in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and Traxxas TORC Series. His prowess on the track was evident as he clinched high-profile victories, ultimately earning him the 2012 LOORRS crown.
From 2014 to 2017, LeDuc dominated the scene, capturing four consecutive LOORRS Pro 4 championships and the Challenge Cup in 2014, 2016, and 2017. Notably, he finished 5th in the challenging 2016 Baja 1000. Despite the setback of the 2020 LOORRS Pro 4 season cancellation, LeDuc showcased his resilience by joining the TORC:
The Off Road Championship Series in 2020. Remarkably, he won 5 out of 10 races, including his 100th career victory, securing his 7th Pro 4 title. LeDuc’s versatility extended to the global stage when he competed in the inaugural Extreme E season in 2021 alongside X Games’ Sara Price for Chip Ganassi Racing. As the motorsports community reflects on the loss of Kyle LeDuc, his legacy as a fierce competitor and a respected figure in the racing world will endure, leaving an indelible mark on the sport he loved.