Remembering a lost American talent 20 years on

Remembering a lost American talent 20 years on

It's two decades since the hard-working Jeff Krosnoff died in a Toronto Indycar crash, just as it looked as though his long journey was finally about to bring rewards

Twenty years ago last week a horrific crash in the closing laps of the Toronto Indycar race claimed the lives of series rookie Jeff Krosnoff and marshal Gary Avrin.

For those close to Krosnoff, July 14 1996 bore an obvious parallel with the death of Roland Ratzenberger at Imola a couple of years earlier. Both had raced extensively in Japan, honing their talents while hoping to find a way back to the mainstream.

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