Whel­don wins Iowa

The Province - - Sports Motorsport -

NEW­TON, Iowa — Dan Whel­don cel­e­brated his 30th birth­day in style, win­ning Sun­day’s Iowa Corn Indy 250.

It was the sec­ond win of the sea­son and 15th ca­reer for Whel­don, who beat An­dretti Green Rac­ing rookie Hideki Mu­toh by 0.1430 of a sec­ond.

Im­me­di­ately af­ter the race, Whel­don and Tar­get Chip Ganassi team­mate Scott Dixon said they planned to do­nate their win­nings to the vic­tims of Iowa’s re­cent floods and tor­na­does.

“My wife and I drove from Chicago to here and we saw the flood­ing and it was just heart­break­ing,” Whel­don said. “I thought it was some­thing that Scott and I should do, and for­tu­nately we were able to.”

Whel­don’s crew used a risky tac­tic, opt­ing not to pit com­ing out of a cau­tion with 60 laps re­main­ing.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.