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Jeff Krosnoff
Nationality United States American
Champ Car career
Active years 1996
Team(s) Arciero-Wells Racing (1996)
Race starts 11
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podium finishes 0
Pole positions 0
First race 1996 Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami (Homestead)
First win -
Last win -
Last race 1996 Molson Indy Toronto

Jeffrey John Krosnoff (September 24, 1964 – July 14, 1996) was an American race car driver. He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but grew up in La Cañada, California.

Career

Krosnoff competed in Japan in Formula 3000, where he was active from 1989 to 1995. Krosnoff also competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans several times, scoring 2nd in 1994. In the 1996 season, he made eleven starts in CART (now Indy Racing League), driving a Reynard-Toyota for Arciero-Wells Racing.

Death

On July 14, 1996 with 3 laps to go in the Molson Indy Toronto at Exhibition Place Krosnoff died from injuries sustained in an accident. Krosnoff's car made wheel-to-wheel contact with the car of Stefan Johansson, sending it into the air, over a concrete barrier, and into the catch fencing lining the street course. The fence did not deflect the car enough to keep it from hitting a tree that was close to the track.

The violence of the accident left the car broken in half and sent the cockpit section back across the track. Even though the paramedics were there almost immediately, Krosnoff was already dead after striking the tree.

A track volunteer named Gary Avrin was also killed in the accident when he was struck by the right front wheel of Krosnoff's then-airborne car. Krosnoff was 31 years old when he died.

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