Dave Steele was killed in a sprint car racing clang at Desoto Speedway in Florida Saturday night. He was 42.
Steele was playing in the Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series at the 3/8 -mile paved oval.
Speed Sport reports that Steele entangled with lapped commerce, communicating his No. 33 machine into an incident.
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Steele prepared starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and the Verizon IndyCar Series in the late 1990 s and early 2000 s, but had since returned to his short way springs where he had enjoyed various categories of success in Silver Crown, sprint auto and midget car racing. Steele was a two-time Silver Crown champion and was attempting to win his 100 th Florida race Saturday night.
Desoto Speedway shared the following upright to their Facebook sheet 😛 TAGEND
Many racing moves and devotees are taking to social media to share their rememberings of Dave Steele and furnish condolences to his family and friends.
Godspeed Dave Steele, will never forget going to my first USAC pavement race and my papa telling me to watch him and try to learn.
— Chase Briscoe (@ ChaseBriscoe5) March 26, 2017
Man, I love open rotation race, but something has to change. RIP Dave Steele. One of the best pavement sprint vehicle and midget guys ever.
— Alex Bowman (@ AlexBRacing) March 26, 2017
Our prayers go out to the family of Dave Steele. Our former teammate, he was one of best available open-wheel drivers of this era. Godspeed – TSR
— Tony Stewart Racing (@ TonyStewart_Rcg) March 26, 2017
Devastated we’ve lost Dave Steele tonight. One of my favorite sprint gondola operators& a person who drove for us at Panther. Prayers for his family
— J. Douglas Boles (@ jdouglas4) March 26, 2017
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