Arena Dan Wheldon Dies Following Indy Car Crash

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by RX_Sith, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. RX_Sith C&G Game Host

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  2. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    This is really tragic and heartbreaking.
  3. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Horrible, horrible news.


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  4. DT421 Force Ghost

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    It wasn't so much the speeds as much as it was they shouldn't have been racing on a NASCAR track with such high banking turns - lower banks means lower speeds in the turns. They haven't raced there for years and hopefully they'll never race there again.

    RIP, Dan.
  5. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Doesn't matter if you love auto racing or hate it, either way its still a terrible tragedy :(

    RIP @};-
  6. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    Frightening. From what I read, there also too many cars in the race. Watching video, it definitely seems incredibly crowded for speeds that high. One of the videos on youtube shows the cockpit camera of Will Power, looks like he was incredibly fortunate, at the end it appears loose tire smashes into his car.
  7. Boomer__Athena Jedi Padawan

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    Very disheartening news. He was a very important part of Indy racing, and better than that, he was a good man with a big heart. He loved his mum a lot, and he left behind a wife and two children, that are going to miss him a lot. I hate when tragedies like this happen, especially when they could have been avoided.

    R.I.P. Dan, I hope you find peace in your golden slumber. @};-