10/16/2011 7:48 PM
Dan Wheldon Fatally Injured at Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (October 16) -- Sunday’s season-ending IZOD IndyCar Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was cancelled after a multi-car crash on Lap 11 resulted in fatal injuries for two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon.
Wheldon was one of 15 drivers involved in the collision, which took place in Turn Two, after relatively minor contact between two cars set off a large, chain-reaction crash. Running in the middle of the field, Wheldon’s car went airborne before making heavy impact with the retaining wall and catch fencing. He was airlifted to University Medical Center, where he succumbed from his injuries.
The staff of U/S Sports Advisors worked with Dan for many years, since Dan first drove in the Indy Racing League. Dan also enjoyed strong working relationships with U/S Sports Advisors’ clients, including Honda and St.Vincent Sports Performance.
Ken Ungar (President, U/S Sports Advisors) on the loss of Dan Wheldon: “We are deeply saddened by today’s tragic news. Dan had an amazing spirit, and his tremendous talent thrilled motorsports fans throughout the world. On behalf of U/S Sports Advisors, we extend our deepest sympathies to Dan’s wife, Susie, his young sons, Sebastian and Oliver, and to everyone who loved and admired him.”