On Saturday, Glen Helen Raceway hosted the fourth annual Kurt Caselli Ride Day. The intention of the event is to raise money for the Caselli Foundation, which focuses on rider safety, but it turns into big festival of riding and friendship for the off-road community. The guest of honor this year was Taylor Robert, who had just returned from the ISDE where he led the U.S. Trophy Team to its first-ever victory. National Enduro Champion Russell Bobbitt was there, and so was National Hare & Hound Champion Ricky Brabec and GNCC XC2 Champion Trevor Bollinger.
The day consisted of riding, riding and more riding. The Glen Helen National track was open all day, and Quinn Cody put together a 20-minute off-road loop that included a timed special test, very much like those in the ISDE. After that, there was a team race, an auction and it all culminated with a memorial lap around the track to honor Kurt’s Legacy. Nancy (Kurt’s mother) and Carolyn Caselli (Kurt’s sister) were on hand to host over the proceedings. Both are officers in the Caselli Foundation which relies heavily on this event for funding. Below are some facts about the foundation from www.kurtcaselli.com:
Protecting and Supporting the Lives of Off-Road Riders.
The Kurt Caselli Foundation was established in 2013. The focus of the foundation is the safety of riders and racers in the off-road motorcycling industry. While we understand the inherent elements of danger in this industry, we aim to help minimize this danger to the best of our ability. The foundation has a three-part mission that encompasses safety precautions for riders before, during, and after a racing career.
1. Before racing, we are committed to encouraging, developing, and standardizing safety precautions that will help minimize risk outside of the rider’s control.
2. During racing, we are committed to developing, establishing, and encouraging the use of safety equipment and policies to increase the safety of the riders.
3. After racing, we are committed to providing a safety net that allows and encourages former racers to further their education and reach career goals for themselves and their families.
Please check back often as we are going to continue to develop the site and will be posting monthly news, updated blogs, and Kurt’s racing history.
100% of all donations will go to The Kurt Caselli Foundation to be used for Protecting and Supporting the Lives of Off-Road Riders. The Kurt Caselli Foundation is a nonprofit public benefit corporation. The Foundation was granted 501(c)3 tax-exempt status effective December 17, 2013. All donations made to The Foundation are tax deductible.
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