TOPEKA, Kan. (April 5, 2004) – Dave Pistole, 53, of Pittsburg, Kan., was fatally injured in a single-car, on-track incident at Heartland Park Saturday afternoon during the Sports Car Club of America Club Racing Regional event there.
Witnesses said the accident occurred near turn one of the road course when Pistole’s Grand Touring 2 Porsche 911 went off the left side of the track into the grass, crossed back over the course and ran into a barrier.
Emergency crews were on the scene immediately and Pistole was transported by helicopter to the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City where he later died from injuries sustained in the crash.
“The entire family at SCCA wants to extend its heartfelt condolences to Dave’s wife, Evelyn, and everyone else in his family,” said Steve Johnson, SCCA President and CEO. “We want them to know that he will always be remembered as part of SCCA.”
Pistole had been a member of SCCA since 1985. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, 55; two sons; T.C., 29, and Sean, 25; and daughter, Ann, 22.
A funeral Mass is tentatively scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frontenac, Kan.
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