Thursday, October 24, 2013

Another Fallen Racing Driver's Anniversary passes by...



While your humble No Fenders scribe was in Indianapolis celebrating his "Born On Date," I feel somewhat chagrined that I was totally unawares that appropriately I was at Messer Don Kay's 'lil Autosport Radio Show on what was the tenth anniversary of tony Renna's death at Mother Speedway, being the last death at IMS - to date...

For purely selfish reasons, as I was a died-in thee wool CART Fan, albeit in the waning days of what NOBODY will talk about; Ahem, The Split! Since effectively A-L-L of Championship Auto Racing Teams Heavy Hitters had defected to the rival Indy Racing League, although there was still the Chump Carz phase to endure, thus I never knew anything about Tony Renna who was an "IRL BOY," even if he did race in the then Dayton Indy Lights series - no less a teammate of reigning '13 IndyCar champion Scott Dixon, of which I was totally unaware of. As Phillip B. Wilson has wrote a great 'lil article remembering Tony Ten Years later...


As surely there are countless tragic deaths of motor racing's elite and not so greatly known competitors occurring each month of the year, nevertheless the names of Maria de Villota, Sean Edwards and Dan Wheldon are on our collective radars during this month of October, nonetheless let's not forget Greg More and MOTO GP star Marco Simoncelli who also fell during this month's timeline, along with such others as Jeff Krosnoff, Edward “Jovy” Marcelo and Gonzalo
Rodriguez - to name just a few...

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