It’s Sad This Is Even Needed
Carlin Dunne died competing in the 2019 Pikes Peak International Hillclimb. He was a legend at the event, having previously won it four times and being the first person to break the 10-minute mark. He was the King of the Mountain, and now with his passing comes the need to celebrate his life and support those closest to him.
Ducati North America and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb created a GoFundMe page. Pikes Peak International Hill Climb donated $932 to kick things off. The amount represents Carlin’s estimated time of nine minutes and 32 seconds had he finished the race. That time is a testament to how fast and how good of a racer he truly was.
All of the proceeds will go to Carlin’s mother to help her during this difficult time and to help pay for Carlin’s celebration of life ceremony. The celebration will happen in Santa Barbara, California, and should occur a month from now. The goal for the fundraiser is $100,932. So far, as of this writing, only $35,479 has been raised.
I would encourage fans of Dunne and fans of Ducati and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb to donate to this fundraiser. It’s linked above. Dunne was an amazing racer and sounds like a fantastic person. Ducati put together a short video of Dunne’s final day. You can view the video below.