Indy 500 driver visits Freeman Field today


SEYMOUR, Ind.–Indianapolis 500 driver Stefan Wilson will be in Seymour today, maneuvering a police car through several different driving courses set up by the Seymour Police Department and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute/Traffic Safety division. Wilson is the driver of the No. 25 Driven2SaveLives Honda owned by Andretti Autosport. Visitors may also try out their racing skills on the Indy Car simulator provided by Indiana Donor Network.

The event takes place on A Avenue, in Freeman Field, from 2 to 4 p.m., and promotes the Driven2SaveLives campaign of the Indiana Donor Network, which raises awareness for organ, tissue, and eye donation. The 2018 Driven2SaveLives car features the names of 25 people who are on the waiting list for a lifesaving transplant. Wilson’s older brother, Justin Wilson, was killed in a racing accident in 2015. Justin’s organ donation benefited six lives following his death. Stefan hopes to be able to share his brother’s story to raise awareness for the cause.

Wilson will also assist the Seymour Police Department and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute by promoting the “Click it or Ticket” seat-belt blitz that starts on May 11.


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