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    [SIZE=4]Two-time Indy 500 champion Dan Wheldon perishes in a fiery 15-car pile up[/SIZE]
    Photos courtesy of Indycar Series and Sam Schmidt Motorsports



    On lap 11 of the inaugural IZOD IndyCar World Championships held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway last October 16, 2011, 15 cars were involved in a terrifying fiery pile up which forced officials to red flag the race. Paul Tracy, Buddy Rice, Alex Lloyd, E.J. Viso, Charlie Kimball, Timas Scheckter, Jay Howard, Wade Cunningham, James Jakes, and Vitor Meira all climbed out of their mangled vehicles relatively unscathed. Will Power, Pippa Mann, and JR Hildebrand, on the other hand, were brought to the hospital for evaluation and treatment.

    Sadly, the 200 lap race turned mournful as quickly as it started when IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard announced two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Daniel Clive “Dan” Wheldon from Emberton, England, who was driving the No. 77 Bowers & Wilkins race car for Sam Schmidt Motorsports, was pronounced dead after succumbing to injuries suffered in the crash....


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    Another racer bites the dust *220mph A fiery end to a 33yo father of two.

    Dan Wheldon killed in horrible IndyCar crash at Las Vegas - YouTube

    Horrific 15 Car Crash 2011 IndyCar World Championships in Las Vegas 300 - YouTube

    My condolence and salute to a fine young racer.

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    Another Fatal Racing crash. This time at yesterday's Malaysian Moto GP. RIP

    Marco Simoncelli (24) was involved in an accident with Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi during the 2011 Malaysian GP at the Sepang International Circuit. In fourth position during lap two, Simoncelli's bike veered across the track and straight into the path of Edwards and Rossi. Edwards was injured with a dislocated shoulder, while Simoncelli lay still on the track after the crash, his helmet having come off during the incident. The race was immediately red-flagged. He was taken by ambulance to the circuit's medical centre, but at 16:56 local time it was announced that he had died from his injuries. Later, at a press conference involving members of the MotoGP Race Direction, Medical Director Michele Macchiagodena said that Simoncelli sustained "a very serious trauma to the head, to the neck and the chest", and was administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation for 45 minutes.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkInpkx1hFE]Marco Simoncelli Crash Sepang .wmv - YouTube[/ame]

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    ^ nakatayo pala kaagad si Colin Edwards pero ininda na yung balikat.

    RIP to these brave souls!

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