BRASELTON, Ga. – The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón will honor the memory of driver Sean Edwards at the season finale Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta on Oct. 19. Edwards, 26, was killed today in an accident during a private driving training session at Queensland Raceway in Australia.
“All of us at the American Le Mans Series extend our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Sean Edwards,” said Scott Atherton, president and CEO of ALMS. “Sean was a rising star in sports car racing who found success in the United States and around the world. We will remember him as a driver and a human being with so much potential. He will be dearly missed.”
In tribute to Edwards’ memory, a memorial decal has been created for all cars competing in the ALMS season finale. The decal design was created from an illustration of Edwards’ helmet by renowned motorsports artist Andy Blackmore.
Edwards is currently fourth in the 2013 ALMS GTC class point standings. He earned seven podiums in 10 career ALMS starts, including a win earlier this season at Long Beach on April 20. He also competed in the two previous GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series’ Rolex 24 At Daytona endurance races. Among Edwards’ many racing accomplishments was winning the 2006 FIA GT3 European championship. He was the son of former Formula One driver Guy Edwards.