Dan Wheldon 22 June 1978 – 16 October 2011

While writing my last post for some reason I clicked over to the Indy Car news to see the sad and tragic news that Dan Wheldon has died following injurys in a huge 15 car pile up at the end of season race in Las Vegas. His car went airbourne after a large number of drivers came off the higher part of the oval taking avoiding action and his car hit the fence.

After two hours the race was called off after Wheldon was pronounced dead and the remaining drivers in the field returned to their cars to complete 5 laps in his honour.

Dan was competing in only his 3rd event this year as he was without a full time drive, despite this he took the victory at the Indy 500 this year.

You will be missed.

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