Thursday, June 22, 2017

Vintage Racer Killed In High-Speed Crash At Mosport - June 22, 2008

June 22, 2008
Dino Crescentini was born in the Republic of San Marino but emigrated with his family to Michigan in the United States in the 1970s. In 1994 he participated in the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, competing the bobsleigh event representing San Marino. He was not related to the another driver with the same name, Dino Crescentini, the Californian SCCA racer.

He started motor racing in the late 1990s competing in historic sports car events. He was killed during the 29th International Vintage Racing Festival held at Mosport Park during the Group6 race. His Wolf Dallara WD1 Can-Am car became airborne at high speed on the Mario Andretti straight. The car flipped end-over-end several times before hitting the wall. Crescentini was taken to Bowmanville hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

The car once owned by Canadian industrialist and Formula One team owner Walter Wolf and driven in the 1977 Can-Am Series by the legendary Canadian Gilles Villeneuve.
Wolf Dallara Can-Am car driven by Gilles Villeneuve.

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