May 20th 2017, qualifying day for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. The day started out like any other qualifying day in years gone by in the Verizon IndyCar Series. On this day however, Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 Geico Honda suffered a huge crash.
The Frenchman suffered serious injuries however mere seconds after his car came to a stop the Verizon IndyCar Series traveling Holmatro Safety Team were on the scene of the accident and their quick work in getting Bourdais out of the car a giving him emergency treatment more than likely played a key role in saving Bourdais’ life.
Just 72 days later, Sebastien Bourdais was back in action for his Dale Coyne Racing team at the Mid-Ohio sports car course.
During the Indianapolis 500, pole sitter Scott Dixon had a huge crash but once again the Holmatro Safety team were on the scene within seconds of the accident. The safety team travel with the Verizon IndyCar Series to every race and to tests and constantly train.
In 2015, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver James Hinchcliffe had a huge crash which had the largest impact every recorded in Verizon IndyCar Series history.
Four days after his crash, Hinch was walking, he was released from hospital on day 10 and four months following his crash the Mayor of HinchTown was back in a race car. The Holmatro Safety Team do an incredible job to keep the drivers, teams and fans safe in the Verizon IndyCar Series.
To each and every member of the Holmatro Safety Team – THANK YOU because without your incredible work there would be no IndyCar.