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  1. Kurt Caselli--Baja 1000

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    Rider Kurt Caselli was killed in an apparent booby-trap set up on the Baja 1000 Course. It's been flooding facebook and twitter, but nothing in print just yet.

    Here's what I pulled from wiki on the Baja 1000.
    Each year there are reports of spectators sabotaging or booby-trapping the course by digging holes, blocking river flow, or burying and hiding obstacles. Racers are warned to beware of large crowds of spectators in remote parts of the course since it may indicate hidden traps or obstacle changes. Many of the booby traps are not created to intentionally injure the contestants but are created by the local spectators as jumps or obstacles for spectator entertainment and intriguing moments to be caught on videotape. The haphazardly-designed jumps, created by the spectators, are very dangerous as the contestants may inadvertently enter the booby-trap at unsafe speeds, resulting in damage to the vehicles or injuries to competitors or spectators. Awareness of booby traps and course alterations are often part of race-day strategy and convey an advantage to the best prepared teams nonetheless given the danger the traps pose, it is customary for competitors to quickly communicate course hazards to other competitors through on-board radio communications and radio relay.

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    This is so sad. RIP Kurt.

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    The team, who have now recovered Kurt's bike discovered traces on the machine that indicate he had collided with some small animal, which apparently caused the crash.


    KTM is saying they think it was a small animal, not a booby trap after all.

    http://www.ktm.com/news-events/news/...l#.UogiufmTi8D
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    Thanks for posting the video, so tragic. RIP Kurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Goat Ninja View Post


    KTM is saying they think it was a small animal, not a booby trap after all.

    http://www.ktm.com/news-events/news/...l#.UogiufmTi8D
    There's a weird sense of relief from that tidbit of news...
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    Man, this is a rough way to start the day.

    How unfortunate for Kurt.
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    On a lighter note, Collin Edwards competed this year, his teams finishing time was 27 hours and something, not bad for a first time. The winning time was 18hours and change.
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