Since the announcement last year that Robert Wickens was joining IndyCar, the Demaras Auto Racing Team have been big fans. While Chris cheered for Wickens in A1GP years ago, Daniel and Michelle are too young to remember Wickens’ early open-wheel races. But Canadians in IndyCar are heroes!
Daniel Demaras had a chance the meet Robert at Goodwood Kartways (where young Demaras currently races, and Wickens got his start in racing) in late 2017.
Little Michelle Demaras also got to meet Robert at this year’s Honda Indy Toronto, where Wickens wowed the crowd and finished on the podium.
Like all motorsports fans, Michelle, Daniel and Chris Demaras were horrified my the terrible accident Robert Wickens was involved in at Pocono raceway. Robbie is more than the hometown hero…he’s a personal hero to the Demaras family.
This weekend, at the TRAK Race at Goodwood Kartways, thoughts about Wickens weighed heavily on the racers. All the racers lined up on the finish line to send their best wishes to Wickens for a speedy recovery.