Weekend Motorcycle Accident During Warm-Up Lap At Motor Speedway

By Scott Sarvay

August 30, 2010 Updated Aug 30, 2010 at 11:25 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (Indiana's NewsCenter) - A stunning crash killed a teen motorcycle racer in an accident at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend.

13-year-old Peter Lentz of Washington State was on a warm-up lap before a race when he crashed and was then run-over by a 12-year-old racer.

Lentz died several hours later.

He's the youngest racer to be killed at the Speedway.

The last person to die in a crash there was Indy-car driver Tony Renna in 2003.

USGPRU Chief Steward Stewart Aitken-Cade says, “We've never had an incident like this and we've been racing at almost every single track in the country. Big tracks, small tracks, you name it and these kids have proven time and time again that their skills, their training, their background and everything have proven that these guys are more than ready for a track like this, absolutely."

At 13, Lentz was already an accomplished motorcycle racer with more than 100-wins and 9-national championships.




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