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Mark Wilson loses life in Knoxville practice accident

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Mark Wilson loses life in Knoxville practice accident
Apr 14, 2001, 11:45 PM

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (April 14, 2001) - 360-cubic-inch sprint car racer Mark Wilson of Des Moines, Iowa, was fatally injured Saturday during 'practice night' at the Knoxville Raceway. Wilson, the grandson of National Sprint Car Hall of Famer ...

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (April 14, 2001) - 360-cubic-inch sprint car racer Mark Wilson of Des Moines, Iowa, was fatally injured Saturday during 'practice night' at the Knoxville Raceway.

Wilson, the grandson of National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Bob Trostle, was hot-lapping aboard the Larry Weeks-owned number 00 sprinter when it suddenly veered into the frontstretch fence near the turn four pit gate on its own.

The 30-year-old driver was an experienced competitor at area tracks, with four career wins at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville and numerous wins at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.

Mark Wilson was pronounced dead at the Knoxville Area Community Hospital. More information will be released as it is available from the family.

Wilson's grandfather, Bob Trostle, was inducted in to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 1979.

-Knoxville Speeday

Motorsport.com Motorsport.com wishes to extend our sympathy to the family, friends and the Knoxville Speedway "family" of Mark Wilson

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