Man dies during test drive at Road America amateur race

Posted at 1:50 PM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 15:00:07-04

A longtime amateur racer died in a weekend crash at Road America in Elkhart Lake. 

The victim has been identified as Jim Victor from Davenport, Iowa.

Victor was killed after a single-car, test drive crash during this weekend's festivities. Victor was a longtime racer and was considered a top-level amateur driver. He raced in the SCCA’s Formula Continental class. These cars considered lightweight but put out plenty of horsepower. 

KWQC-TV reports Victor was airlifted by helicopter to a hospital -- but did not survive. Road America didn't release any other information on the crash. 

Since the 1950's, Road America in Elkhart Lake has been hosting races and thousands of fans at their race track. This weekend, a longtime amateur racer dies after a crash.