St. Pete City Officals Honor Wheldon

Mayor Bill Foster and City Council members will join official from the grand prix, IndyCar Series and Honda to honor Dan Wheldon.

Officials say they want to ensure the memory of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon lives on.

Today at noon, they will dedicate Turn No. 10 in the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, at the corner of Bayshore Drive and Albert Whitted Park, to Wheldon, who died in a fiery October crash during a race in Las Vegas.

This is not the first honor the city has bestowed on Wheldon, a native of England who lived since 2005 off Coffee Pot Bayou in Snell Isle with his wife, Susie, and the couple’s two children.

June 7 was declared Dan Wheldon Day last year, after the 33-year-old won his second Indianapolis 500.