All V8s competing with Wheldon tribute
Fallen IndyCar star Dan Wheldon will be remembered by all V8 Supercars teams at the Armor All Gold Coast 600 this weekend.
The V8 Supercars will run the words ‘#77 Dan Wheldon 1978-2011’ underneath the Armor All sticker on each door.
Mark Winterbottom, who was scheduled to be partnered by Will Power on the Gold Coast until he was involved in Wheldon’s fateful crash at Las Vegas, was one of many V8 Supercars drivers to offer his condolences.
“What happened was extremely sad and my thoughts are with his wife and children,” Winterbottom said.
“I am grateful that my team-mate Will Power was not seriously injured, though it is a real shame he won’t be making the trip.”
A special service will be held by V8 Supercars on Saturday at the track.
The service will coincide with Wheldon’s funeral, to be held at the First Presbyterian Church of St. Petersburg, Florida.