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Cycle News 2015 Issue 45 November 10

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INTERVIEW P80 KURT CASELLI FOUNDATION RIDER SAFETY ADVISOR AND DAKAR RALLY AMBASSADOR BY JEAN TURNER PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK KARIYA W hen racers enter the twi- light years of their racing career, the inevitable, and often stressful thought of "what's next?" looms before them. Ac- complished desert racer Quinn Cody stood at this precipice early last year, with little indica- tion of what would come next in his life, but after a very eventful nearly two years, the 38-year-old Californian now finds himself in not one, but two very poignant and influential roles in off-road racing. In March 2014, Cody offi- cially became the first contract employee of the Kurt Caselli Foundation, the foundation formed in the wake of Caselli's tragic accident in the 2013 SCORE Baja 1000, and was hired as the Rider Safety Advisor and Technical Director. Calling on his experience of four Baja 1000 Championships, Cody has already played a major role in improving off-road racing safety procedures both in Baja and in the U.S. by serving as the Foun- QUINN CODY TALKS ABOUT HIS NEW ROLES IN OFF-ROAD RACING. Although he is officially retired from racing, Quinn Cody, shown here in the 2015 Baja Rally, still finds time to do the occasional race. OFF-ROAD

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