Following the untimely death of Kurt Caselli at the Baja 1000 on Nov. 15, 2013, the Caselli family and those close to the long-time KTM pilot wasted no time trying to protect others from the same fate.
Through various efforts from these folks, the Kurt Caselli Foundation was launched – an organzation that has one major mission – to protect and support the lives of off-road motorcycle riders. And on Thursday, the foundation launched its official website at kurtcaselli.com.
In addition to launching the website, the KCF also reports that it will provide to pre-sweep trucks at this weekend’s SCORE San Felipe 250 event. The trucks will pre-sweep through highly populated spectator areas prior to the race to help clear any inherent danger.
Following is additional information on the Kurt Caselli Foundation:
Kurt Caselli Foundation Three-Part Mission
The Kurt Caselli Foundation says it can minimize danger through its three-part mission:
1. Before racing, the foundation is committed to encouraging, developing, and standardizing safety precautions that will help minimize risk outside of the rider’s control.
2. During racing, the foundation is committed to developing, establishing, and encouraging the use of safety equipment and policies to increase safety of the riders.
3. After racing, the foundation is 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.
Kurt Caselli Foundation Board Members
The Kurt Caselli Foundation has also announced its Board of Directors and Board Advisory roles:
Directors – Sarah White, Nancy Caselli, Carolyn Caselli, Jon-Erik Burleson and Donny Emler Jr.
Advisory - Antti Kallonen, Christy LaCurelle, Dr. Christopher Alexander, and Quinn Cody
Kurt Caselli Foundation General / Donation Info
With the help of the general public and its generous donations The Kurt Caselli Foundation has been able to raise $60,000 to be earmarked for upcoming safety measures inside off-road racing events. 100% of all donations go to The Kurt Caselli Foundation.
If you would like to donate, please visit kurtcaselli.com or send a check to:
The Kurt Caselli Foundation
PO Box 6676
Lancaster, CA 93534-5202
Please follow @KC66Foundation on Twitter and Instagram for updates on how you can support the foundation toward making a positive difference in the off-road racing community.