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Submitted by: DiRF
Comments: 2  (Read/Post)     Favorites: 0  (View)
Submitted on: 10-16-2011
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Dan Wheldon, two-time Indy 500 Champion (including the most recent running), and once champion of the IndyCar series... 22 June 1978 16 October 2011

Truly a tragic day for American open-wheel racing.


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10-17-2011 @ 03:08:29 AM
Posted By : blackcat77 Reply | Edit | Del
With his talent and personality, he could have been a big part of a resurgence in the popularity of open-wheel racing and now he is gone. The sport, and all who love it, are diminished by his loss.

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12-15-2015 @ 04:47:20 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
The biggest tragedy of this? Wheldon was instrumental in the development of the all-new 2012 Indycar race vehicle... if his accident had taken place in one of those cars, he would have walked away from the crash.

Sadly, even the safest open-cockpit vehicle in the world wouldn't have been enough to save Justin Wilson or Jules Bianchi. :(

Have to wonder if open-cockpit race vehicles may vanish in the coming decade or so...


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