The Witness Who Found Kurt Caselli while still alive, Ken Kosiorek Passes Away this past weekend while moto-riding in Big Bear, California
Thursday SPECIAL, September 11, 2014
Desert Racings Pandoras Box is opened. Roger Normans changes to the decision making process of SCORE International, contributed to Kurt Casselli's Death in last years Baja 1000. Nine months, tens of interviews and hundreds of opinions, the death of desert racing great, Kurt Caselli is finally sorted out.
"What do I have to do, suck your balls to get it removed?" Roger Norman, requesting BajaRacingNews.com to remove content from this publication.
"Your publication is a great read, but the formatting sucks". A race insider, describing his unique take on Baja Racing News and his inside information.
Ken blamed SCORE International.
Ken intended on putting together a "Medical response" at all of the SCORE events, so that "another Caselli incident would never happen again".
SCORE decisions before running the 2013 Baja 1000:
*Roger Norman scrapped the tracking system and safety protocols of SCORE International prior to the Baja 1000 2013 CLICK HERE
The baby, the bath water and the wash basin were thrown out the window!
*Roger Norman decided NOT to have a SCORE chopper at the 'tip of the spear'. In years past, SCORE always had a chopper in the lead of the race following and seeking the lead bikes. Since Rogers takeover of SCORE, this operation was eliminated.
There was NO Safety chopper over the lead bikes for the first time since choppers were brought into service for the Baja races.
[***Stay Tuned HERE***EXCLUSIVE INSIDER STORY on how SCORE brought Helicopters into service in the Baja races***]
In an interview with Roger, the 'new' owner of SCORE opined his expenditures for helicopter coverage cost too much. So he decided to cut-down the amount and coverage of safety and race coverage helicopters, to reduce his operational costs.
*As reported and predicted here on BajaRacingNews.com, SCORE handling of race logistics for the Baja 1000 2013, including competitor tracking contributed to the Kurt Caselli Incident. Kurt himself, knew of the failures Roger Norman was responsible for.
***CLICK HERE, Caselli points his finger from the grave***.
*Roger Normans bias against the bikes. Let's be brutal about this item. In the San Felipe 250 2014 TV Show, its stated "Baja racing is a handful of racers". Translated, The Trophy Trucks or 'Country Clubbers', as they are called by insiders. The new SCORE has a real bias against everyone who IS NOT a Trophy Truck Team. Proof? There is NO Competition Review Board for racing with SCORE!
***CLICK HERE TO SEE THE STORY***
*Desert Off-Road Racing treats its racers equally. Each can die and no quarter is given, no tears are part of the deal.
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Original Story August 1, 2014
Edited by Gary Newsome
Ken Kosiorek, aka "Baja Turtle", passed away at the end of last month, July 2014. He reportedly passed from a 'health issue', while riding in Big Bear. Reported today,
Ken Kosiorek "was trail riding in the Big Bear area with a group of other riders and apparently began to feel weary, so he pulled off the road and eventually expired".
Ken will be remembered as completing several Baja 1000's solo and riding to and from the start/finish line from his home on his plated XR650. He did not race the 2013 Baja 1000, because during the 2012 event he suffered four broken ribs, when he crashed at race mile 575. He "Crawled into San Ignacio racing pits and it took two more days to get to San Diego. [for medical services] Went to Kaiser Hospital for x-rays and a catscan."
Ken also is now known as the first person who found Kurt Caselli after Kurt's crash at the 2013 Baja 1000. He had been directed to the task by Carlos Orozco of an ill-informed private 'racing pit service'.
Baja Racing News LIVE! talked with Ken on three occasions after his Baja 1000 2013 experiences. In Ken passing, our publication is no longer bound to keep his identity and interviews, private.
Scheduled between 1:30-1:55 PM, sign-ins, flowers, memorial items and pictures will be presented. At 1:55-2:00 PM, everyone will drive over to the shelter where the memorial service will take place. The drive to the shelter is about 1 minute away from the cortège. 2:00-2:15 PM: Welcoming remarks and tributes honoring the life of Ken. 2:15-2:30 PM: Taps and flag presentation to Kens family member.
"Celebration of Life for Ken Kosiorek following the services at Miramar National Cemetary on August 11th. Come celebrate Ken with his family, off road family, co-workers, and friends. There will be drinks and buffet, a tribute presentation, open mic for those who would like to share a special memory of Ken, and a lot of laughter and tears."
Monday, August 11, 3:30 PM. Parioli Italian Bistro, 647 South Highway 101, Solana Beach, California, 92075.
Critical reads for this story:
UPDATED! August 3, 2014 Guilty of Fraud,
The Largest Ever in Mexico. Just sayin'.
Remember the moto rider death and the bike thefts? Yup, they're related to Kurts death.
Cameron 'Scam' Steele walks over the dead bodies, picking up dollar bills from his scam money dealings in Mexico
We want to see receipts for the 'orphanage dollars', why no DA rep with the Caselli Foundation?, lets see scam's hacienda filing for the taxes due on his "activities" in Mexico. Yea, his family is the mouthpiece for the 'la familia'!
Fucking the family-with no leadership on real issues. Blood on Steele with no regrets. Who is next for the "Assassins" to kill?
CLICK HERE FOR THE ORIGINAL STORY-BAJA 1000 2013-CASELLI DEATH SCORE CULPABLE