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Kyle LeDuc. (Crandon Int'l Raceway photo)

Off-Road Icon Kyle LeDuc, 42, Passes Away

Off-road racer Kyle LeDuc, 42, passed away Saturday after a year of battling cancer. 

LeDuc was a decorated driver in Pro 4 racing, earning six championships in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and one in the Championship Off-Road Racing series. He won a Pro Lite title at Crandon International Raceway and another in Champ Off-Road competition. 

He had more than 100 career wins.

In June, LeDuc announced he would sit out the short-course season to focus on his battle with stage four head and neck cancer, though he was originally diagnosed last November. 

Champ Off-Road released the following statement via Facebook on Saturday evening:

“Our hearts are heavy today. Kyle LeDuc has lost his battle with cancer and passed away at age 42. A seven-time Pro 4 champion, with over 100 career short-course wins, Kyle earned his fan-favorite status with a blend of envelope-pushing driving ability, relentless competitive fire and a flair for the dramatic.

“On the track, he regularly astonished, impressed and inspired us with breathtaking battles and heart-stopping moments. Losing an off-road racing icon creates a void in our sport, our community and our hearts. Our thoughts are with the entire LeDuc family and Kyle’s team, partners and supporters.”

Born in 1981, Kyle was the son of Off Road Motorsports Hall of Famer Curt LeDuc.