SX: Kurt Caselli – American Desert racing Champ To Be Remembered

on the third day of scrutineering of vehicles during preparations for the 2013 Dakar Rally on Jan. 04, 2013 in Lima, Perú. (Photo: Getty Images)

American desert racing champion and budding international rally racing star Kurt Caselli will be remembered during Tuesday’s SCORE Dirt LiveHD internet show airing at 7 p.m. (PT). Watch Here.

Caselli died last Friday as the result of a tragic racing accident at the SCORE in Mexico.

A multi-time AMA National Hare & Hound Champion, WORCS Champion, multiple ISDE gold medalist and XGames competitor, Caselli was a developing international rally racer as well. In June of this year he won the Desafio Ruta 40 Rally in Argentina – in what was only his second international rally since making his debut in the Dakar Rally at the end of 2012. Caselli won two stages of the Dakar Rally this past January.

US Kurt Caselli

US Kurt Caselli during the Stage 12 of the Dakar 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

Caselli, 30, of Palmdale, Calif. and his factory-backed KTM racing team won last year’s SCORE San Felipe 250 and finished second and third in the other two SCORE Baja races this season.

Tuesday’s show will include finish line interviews from Ensenada, Mexico with overall 4-wheel vehicle winner B.J. Baldwin of Las Vegas and the overall motorcycle winner JCR Honda with Tim Weigand, Colton Udall, David Kamo and Mark Samuels.

Roger Norman’s Dirt LiveHD one-hour show is broadcast live weekly and the show is anchored around Norman’s two desert racing series, the SCORE Desert Series and the High Desert Racing Association as well as the new bonus points championship purse program he has developed called the World Championship of Desert Racing. All live events, this will be the 44th weekly Dirt LiveHD episode to air. Replays of previous Dirt LiveHD shows are kept in an electronic library on the dirtlive.com website.

There will also be a special video of the week shown. This week will be highlights of qualifying for last week’s Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 filmed by Mexico’s Cactus Films.

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