Dan Wheldon Memorial Grand Prix

October 21, 2011 5:50pm

The entire racing community was sadden by the tragic death of Dan Wheldon at the Las Vegas 300 IndyCar race on Oct. 16. This hit all of us at Pole Position Raceway very hard since Wheldon was competing in a car owned by Sam Schmidt, one of the many professional racers behind the Pole Position Raceway chain of indoor kart tracks. Wheldon was also at our Vegas track just days before the accident to participate in a fundraiser to support Graham Rahal's Race For Research project.

To honor the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, Pole Position Raceway is hosting the Dan Wheldon Memorial Grand Prix on Nov. 6 at 11:00am at all six of our tracks, and it's open to the public. Cost for this event is $60 per racer, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Wheldon family to assist with the education of their two young children. The Grand Prix format features a practice, timed qualifier, and a head-to-head main event. Advanced registration is recommended and can be done by calling the tracks at the following numbers:

Corona, CA 951/817-5032
Las Vegas, NV 702/227-7223
Murrieta, CA  951/461-1600
New York / Jersey City 201/333-7223
Oklahoma City, OK 405/942-2292
Summerlin, NV 702/227-7223
For more information check out www.PolePositionRaceway.com