Saturday, August 22, 2009

Power and Philippe sustain season ending injuries

Just finished listening to the IMS Radio Network broadcast of the Sears Point qualifying session, where Mike “Yippee-Kai-eh” King and Davey Hamilton have recapped all of the action including the vicious practice crash that occurred today prior to qualifying.

Nelson Philippe spun his car on the top of Turn 3A and EJ “What, Me worry?” Viso managed to only give Philippe’s stalled chassis a glancing blow, but unfortunately Will Power was unable to miss Philippe and basically T-boned the stricken Conquest Racing machine upon cresting the blind corner; causing Philippe to suffer a compound fracture of his left foot and right leg, while Power sustained two broken vertebrae and some minor facial lacerations, including some chipped or broken teeth due to his helmet hitting his steering wheel, with both drivers being taken to the Medical centre… As most likely both will be out for the remainder of the ’09 Indy Car season, while HVM Racing was able to repair Viso’s car and return him to qualifying….

Also hats off to ‘Ol “Super Tex,” a.k.a. AJ foyt for giving up his private jet in order for Ryan Hunter-Reay’s mother to be able to fly back home for treatment whilst apparently battling that dreaded “C-Word” Cancer…