Photo above: Scott Dixon celebrates career win number 49 Saturday
Former Indycar driver Katherine Legge suffered a broken left leg and and sprained right wrist in a testing accident at Paul Ricard circuit in France today. Legge was testing for th eupcoming European leMans Series race for the Richard Mille racing Teamin an Oreca 07-Gibson. She made contact with the guardrail. Legge never lost consciousness and was flown to a nearby hospital. The leg will require surgery.
Legge has many fans in the Indycar community. We wish her a speedy recovery.
Chuck Hulse 1927-2020
On Monday Chuck Hulse, the oldest living driver to have driven both front engine and rear engine cars, died at age 93. he first race in the Indianpolis 500 in 1962, finishing 21st. the following year he finisghed 6th. In 1964 he suffered an eye injury in a sprint car accident at New Bremen and missed the rest of that year and 1965.
he was slated to drive the Dean Van Lines Special with chief mechanic Clint Brawner. Because of his injury Hulse was replaced by Mario Andretti, who turned to be pretty good.
Hulse returned in 1966, finishing 20th in the 500. In the 1967 race he finished 7th despite crashing on the last lap. he then retired from racing.
In 60 Indycar starts Hulse with a best finish of second at Phoenix and Sacramento.
A Note from Road America
Dave Kallman of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel noted today that Road America turned no one away last weekend during the REV Group Indycar Grand Prix because their temperature was too high.
A few More Pics from Last Weekend
Tomorrow my Iowa preview including some tips for going to the track.