The racing world is mourning the loss of the immensely talented Justin Wilson this week after the 37-year old was struck with a piece of debris and killed during an IndyCar race at Pocono Sunday. Wilson’s death is a sad tale on all fronts, however some good news has come in the father of two’s passing.
Wilson’s brother Stefan posted a tweet Tuesday indicating his brother’s status as an organ donor helped save six lives. This development doesn’t come as a surprise, as Wilson is remembered as an extremely selfless individual and a constant purveyor of kindness.
“He just keeps setting the bar higher,” Stefan Wilson posted to his Twitter feed. “Keep Julia & the girls in your prayers #myherojw.”
Honda, the manufacturer with which Wilson raced in IndyCar, released an official statement Monday in regards to Wilson’s death and extended its condolences to his family and friends.
“To say that we are heartbroken over the loss of Justin Wilson would create the false impression that our pain is localized,” said Art St. Cyr, president of Honda Performance Development. “At a time earlier in the season, when we were in a continuing struggle to remain competitive in the Verizon IndyCar Series, Justin was the guy who WANTED to be with Honda, and he demonstrated that time and again. That allows you to take the measure of the man, and we will be forever grateful for his loyalty, and the gracious and gentlemanly way he represented our company, on and off the race track.”