Kyle LeDuc Death – Championship Off-Road Racing Driver Kyle LeDuc has sadly passed away at the age of 42. He died after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday 11th November 2023 surrounded by his beloved family. He was confirmed dead through a Facebook post made by International Off-Road Drivers Association – IODA that reads “With great sadness we have learned Kyle LeDuc had lost his battle with cancer and had been called home. Our thoughts and prayers are with his whole family during this difficult time”.
Kyle LeDuc Birth
He was born July 29, 1981 in herry Valley, California. After making a name for himself in mountain bike racing and clinching several downhill championships, LeDuc made a significant transition to desert racing. His foray into this new realm included notable victories at the SCORE International Laughlin Desert Challenge in 1999 and 2000, where he notably secured the Baja 2000 Class 8 triumph in the latter year. The following year proved to be a milestone as he claimed the Prolite World Championship at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway.
This success was followed by the Championship Off-Road Racing Pro Lite title in 2004. Beyond his exploits in Pro Lite, LeDuc also took on a supportive role as a spotter and assistant for his father Curt’s Pro 4 truck. During Curt’s involvement in the Dakar Rally, the younger LeDuc showcased his mechanical prowess by constructing his own Pro 4 chassis using components sourced from his father’s truck.
Kyle LeDuc Career
LeDuc entered the Pro 4 scene in 2008, securing three wins in his inaugural season. The following year, he expanded his racing endeavors to include participation in both the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and the Traxxas TORC Series. Notably, he clinched the runner-up spot in the latter’s championship. LeDuc’s triumphs continued in 2009 as he claimed victory in the prestigious 2009 BorgWarner Cup at Crandon and the 2010 Lucas Oil Challenge Cup, a race featuring Pro 2 and Pro 4 trucks.
Despite finishing as the runner-up in the 2010 and 2011 LOORRS standings, LeDuc emerged triumphant in the 2012 championship, outpacing his brother Todd LeDuc by a 14-point margin. His stellar season included seven victories, six of which were consecutive, showcasing his dominance from the start.
Kyle LeDuc’s obituary will be released by the family
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