Justin Wilson's tragic death from an accident in the second last race of the season brought a wave of support for his family from the entire Indycar community.
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Special memorial t-shirts and stickers and paintings were designed and are for sale with all proceeds going to his wife and two young daughters. Fans and competitors alike donated to the special Wilson Family Fund that was set up for them.
Dan Wheldon's widow generously named the Dan Wheldon Memorial Pro Am Karting Challenge honoring Justin Wilson and donated funds from that great event to the Wilsons.
Road America donated $10 from each $20 admission ticket to the Indycar testing sessions in September to the Wilson Family Fund.
Graham Rahal has organized a massive ebay charity auction of motorsports and sports memorabilia that highlights the love and respect that fellow competitors have for Justin Wilson. Fantastic, one of a kind items were donated from a phenomenal list of athletes, sponsors and individuals. The auction began September 14th with race worn helmets donated by Indycar drivers and the event will end on October 26th. New items are added each week.
Thanks to all the people donating items & the bidders. I owe a lot of people beers this offseason, especially @marshallpruett & @GrahamRahal— Stefan Wilson (@stef_wilson) October 6, 2015
HERE'S a SAMPLING from the AUCTION
From IMSA: VIP Experience for any 2016 race
From Nascar: Race worn Suits from Jimmie Johnson and more.
From F1: Race worn suits from Filippi Massa, Lewis Hamilton, and others
From Bridgestone: Tire tread sports balls
From Firestone: Field of 33 Autographed 2015 Indy 500 Tire
From Pirelli World Challenge: Full Field Pirelli World Challenge Autographed helmet
From Indycar : Race-Worn driver suits and more
From NHRA: Race-used pistons from John Force, Courtney Force and more
MLB LA Angels team signed jersey
NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets signed jersey
It's great to see so many people and organizations in racing and beyond supporting the Wilson family. It is amazing to see how many people's lives Justin touched and to see everyone want to help him by helping Julia, Jess and Jane. Keep them all in your prayers.