Accident Takes Patrick Wilda

Posted on: Feb 04, 2015 at 07:36
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Patrick Wilda)Tragedy struck the local racing scene last Friday afternoon when longtime UMARA and STARS midget competitor Patrick Wilda, Jr., 33, of Minooka passed away due to injuries from a construction accident. Wilda was regarded as a loving and caring family man, but also a strong foe on the racetrack. Three-time STARS champion, and long-time friend, Jim Anderson of Joliet recalls Wilda as a fierce competitor who used an aggressive yet patient approach on the track. “We never had any run-ins on the track, but he’d run you as tight and tough as anyone.

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