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RIP Taybor Duncan

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted August 17, 2010 at 10:53 am Karting

Taybor Duncan

I’m sad to report that nine-year-old Taybor Duncan has lost her life in a tragic go-karting accident in Colorado.  Duncan was taking part in a Sunday morning practice session at Grand Junction Motor Speedway when her kart struck a rescue trailer pulled by an ATV.  The incident occurred on-track.

This is a truly heartbreaking story. A facebook page has been set up in her memory.  Taybor was well-known throughout the Colorado karting community.  She was extremely passionate about racing and enjoyed every minute at the race track.  While Taybor spent most of her time competing in Colorado, she was no stranger to the National scene; last month she competed in the Rotax Max Grand Nationals in the Micro Max category at New Castle Motorsports Park.

My sincere condolences go out to the Duncan family and the entire Colorado karting community for their devastating loss.  Hopefully tracks worldwide will review their “kart pick-up procedures” so accidents like this can be prevented.



  1. nicole miller on February 11, 2011 8:35 pm

    god speed tay tay <3

  2. Kylie on May 25, 2011 6:31 pm

    We love and miss you Tay! God speed Tay Tay

  3. nicole grote on July 6, 2011 11:21 am

    taybor was my best friend and she will always be my best freind and i miss her alot but things like this happen and when the acitant happend taybor just bast me and then i came down the hill and it was a red flag so i got out of go kart and i found my dad and he said taybor just got hit and i was like how so we had to go in r tralars.
    we always said girlpower and now i say girlpower10 becaues her favorate number was 10 i miss u gods speed taybor10 and girlpower10 love u.

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