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Aug 29, 2010

Updated With Photo: R.I.P. USGPRU Racer Peter Lenz

Peter Lenz fools around while signing autographs with Chris Ulrich at the Roadracing World booth on Friday, August 27th at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Lenz wrote a monthly column in Roadracing World magazine. Photo by Hayley Ulrich.

INDIANAPOLIS, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010 Statement from Stewart Aitken-Cade, Chief Steward, USGPRU:

"USGPRU rider Peter Lenz, age 13, from Vancouver, Wash., suffered traumatic injuries in a crash on the warm-up lap of the USGPRU race Sunday morning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and succumbed to his injuries. The other rider involved in the incident was not injured."

"USGPRU officials send their deepest sympathies and condolences to the Lenz family."

Statement from the family of Peter Lenz:

"Peter Lenz passed away this morning from injuries sustained from a racing accident. On behalf of the Lenz family, we would like to thank Peter's friends and supporters for all their help throughout the years. We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss, but know that Peter is racing even faster in the sky. Our thoughts and prayers are now with the other racer and his family, who were also involved in this tragedy.

All thoughts and messages can be directed to Peter's Facebook page:!/pages/Peter-Lenz/70479071698?ref=search~

More, from a statement issued by Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

Statement from Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation President and CEO Jeff Belskus, regarding the USGPRU accident involving Peter Lenz:

"Our hearts go out to the parents, family and friends of Peter Lenz.

"Words cannot adequately express the sadness of our company and our employees about this tragic incident and Peter is in our thoughts and prayers."
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