irl driver dies in crash
Posted 26 March 2006 - 06:40 PM
The other driver, Ed Carpenter, was awake and alert at a Miami hospital, IRL officials said.
Dana, 30, a former motorsports journalist with a degree from Northwestern, competed in three IRL races for Ethanol Hemelgarn Racing last year with a best finish of 10th in the race at Homestead.
Dana and Carpenter, the stepson of IRL founder Tony George, both were airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. IRL officials said Carpenter was awake and alert.
It was Carpenter who spun and hit the wall moments after the practice began. As Carpenter's battered car slid to a stop, Dana, a rookie, slammed into it at almost full speed.
Carpenter drives for Vision Racing and team general manager Larry Curry said he was told Carpenter "would be fine."
Bobby Rahal, co-owner of Rahal Letterman Racing, said he had no information on Dana, one of his three drivers.
Posted 26 March 2006 - 06:44 PM
Posted 26 March 2006 - 07:12 PM
RIP Mr. Dana
Props to Ozzkev for the sig.
Posted 26 March 2006 - 07:15 PM