Caleb Dunn at the inaugural Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2006. (photo – Ken MacIsaac)

SALISBURY, NB (May 28, 2012) – One of the Maritime’s racing greats,¬†Caleb Dunn, passed away Monday at a Moncton hospital; he was 84. He was a lifetime fan of stock car racing and drove for more than 30 years, with more than 200 wins to his credit. Dunn’s accomplishments in, and contribution to, regional stock car racing were formally acknowledged in 2006 when he became a member of the inaugural class of the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame. He was also enshrined on the Moncton Wall of Fame in 2001.

Dunn competed in stock car races throughout the Maritimes, eastern U.S. as far south as Florida and in Ontario from 1951 through 1989. He drove to win and win he did; trophy after trophy and honour after honour. Dunn started racing on dirt tracks and adapted to asphalt with ease. The car number most associated with him is No. 12.

A weekend warrior at the tracks, Dunn worked for years in the mobile trailer sales industry, most notably as a former co-owner of Maritime Auto and Trailer Sales and a former owner of CRC RV Center.

Visitation is Wednesday, May 30, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Salisbury Funeral Home, 3350 Salisbury Road (506-372-4800) and from where the funeral will be held Thursday, May 31 at 11 a.m. in the chapel. Interment to follow at Fair Haven Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Friends of the Moncton Hospital would be appreciated by the family.

Read Caleb Dunn’s obituary here.