Wednesday, November 9, 2011

England Kart Race To Honor Dan Wheldon

Dan Wheldon, who was killed on Oct. 16 in the IZOD IndyCar Series season finale in Las Vegas, will be honored in a memorial endurance kart race on Dec. 5 at the Daytona Milton Keynes karting circuit in Milton Keynes, England.The event will be about 10 miles from Weldon’s hometown of Emberton, England -- with proceeds from ticket sales and public race entrants directed to the Wheldon family's nominated charity, the Alzheimer’s Association.
The event will see drivers joining together to remember their close friend and colleague. Between 25 and 30 teams, each including a professional driver and three members of the public, will take part in the two-hour endurance race. Four Time IZOD IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti and 2009 Formula One World Champion Jenson Button are among the initial list of drivers confirmed to participate in the endurance Kart race. Others scheduled to participate include sportscar driver Anthony Davidson, Le Mans winner Guy Smith and World Touring Car Championship title contender Rob Huff.
"Aside from raising funds for one of the family’s chosen charities, I wanted to bring together people who knew and raced with Dan, to have some fun in his honor and give him a sendoff he would have been proud of," said race organizer Johnny Mowlem, a sports car racer and longtime personal friend of the family.
“The event has the full support of Dan’s family.His dad and brothers will be taking part in the evening. I hope members of the public will also appreciate the opportunity to take part and remember one of Britain’s most successful and charismatic champions.”
If you would like to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of Dan Wheldon Click Here.


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