Here are the weekend results in car racing for October 18-20, 2013
Saturday October 19 MAVTV 500 in Fontana, CA
On the pole: Will Power
And the Winner is Will Power
Saturday Oct 19 FRED’S 250 POWERED BY COCA-COLA at TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY TALLADEGA, AL
On the pole: Jeb Burton
And the Winner is Johnny Sauter
Sunday, October 20 CAMPING WORLD RV SALES 500 at TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY TALLADEGA, AL
On the pole: Aric Almirola
And the Winner is Jamie McMurray
This weekend during the Sao Paulo Indy 300 that took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, James Hinchcliff cinched the victory overtaking Takuma Sato of Japan in the last turn. In an exciting last ditch effort to win, Hinchcliff came through like a camp. Sato finished second and behind him, Marco Andretti with a third place victory.
Here are two pictures of that race:
Indy Car Race at Sao Paolo Brazil
James Hinchcliff Indy Car Winner Sao Paolo Brazil
In the final race of the season Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Wheldon’s car was entangled in what was obviously a fierce 15-car pileup on Lap 13, when the #77 car flew over another vehicle and landed in a catch fence just outside turn 2.
The 33-year-old racer was a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner (2005 and 2011).
Three other drivers, including championship contender Will Power, were hurt in the pileup. Weldon was airlifted from the track to University Medical Center; about two hours later, he was pronounced dead.
English born Dan” Wheldon was only 33 and is survived by his wife Susie, and sons Sebastian and Oliver.
“IndyCar is very sad to announce that Dan Wheldon has passed away from unsurvivable injuries,” IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family today. IndyCar, its drivers and owners, have decided to end the race.”
In his honor, drivers took part in a five-lap salute around the oval. The remainder of the race was cancelled.
The last fatality at IndyCar happened in 2006 when Paul Dana was killed after a crash in a morning warmup.