Atlanta dealership owner, 17-time champion going out with a bang
Sea-Doo X-TEAM watercraft racer Dustin Farthing is dedicating his final season of racing to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta by donating all of his 2016 prize and contingency money to the Atlanta based non-profit.
Farthing is a 17-time national and world champion, now residing in Marietta, Ga., and part owner of six BRP dealerships under the Mountain Motorsports brand and father of two healthy sons. He is closing out an illustrious 23-year watercraft-racing career by giving back to the sport that has provided him the majority of his personal and professional success. In his final season he has chosen to race for BRP aboard a new Monster Energy backed Sea-Doo RXP-X 300 watercraft and aims to finish in the lead pack collecting prize money he will then donate to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
“This sport has given me so much, and I want to leave the sport by doing something special for the kids of Atlanta and their families whom are facing incredible health challenges,” Farthing said. “My wife, whom I met at a race 20-plus years ago, and two sons are the most important part of my life, and I feel blessed every day for our health and am challenging myself to race for families struggling to take care of their children and winning on my Sea-Doo watercraft.”
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is a not-for-profit organization that provides specialized care to children from all walks of life. It relies on donations to provide the best possible care to young patients and their families now and in the future. Farthing will donate 100 percent of the prize money he earns during the 2016 watercraft racing season plus all racing contingency funds from the Sea-Doo X-TEAM Bounty program that makes over $25,000 of funds available to winning Sea-Doo watercraft riders.
“This sport has given me every opportunity to have an incredible life, and now it’s my opportunity to give back,” said Farthing. “I am going to have fun in my final year racing on a Sea-Doo watercraft and give back in the most positive manner possible.”
Farthing will be competing in the Pro Watercross Tour as well as the P1 AquaX series and IJSBA World Finals event in October taking place in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
Fans can contribute to Farthing’s donations to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta by visiting CHOA.org.