MIDWEST: Dan Wheldon Memorial Pro-Am Karting Challenge to Honor IndyCar Driver Justin Wilson

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INDIANAPOLIS — official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo —

The Dan Wheldon Memorial Pro-Am Karting Challenge announced that the event and net proceeds from the Sept. 19 event at New Castle (Ind.) Motorsports Park will also be in honor of Justin Wilson.

The event name has changed to the Dan Wheldon Memorial Pro-Am Karting Race Honoring Justin Wilson.

“In light of the recent events, we want to honor Justin and his family,” said Susie Wheldon, widow of the two-time Indianapolis 500 champion who died in a 2011 crash at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. “Justin was a tremendous supporter for the event and to me personally, and I think that there is no better way to honor his memory than to pay it forward.”

Participants, featuring Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy drivers, will race to raise money for The Dan Wheldon Foundation, Alzheimer’s Association and the Wilson family. The event is open to the public.

CREDIT: IndyCar Communications

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