JC Wright, the tire guy for Stuckey Enterprises, went into surgery and is scheduled to be released tomorrow
This is one of those stories that happens from time to time. Each time, it doesn’t get any less scary.
Last night, there was a malfunction at the pit area of the Stuckey Enterprises #1 machine. It happened before practice at Golden Isles Speedway. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series drivers were at the Waynesville, GA track for the open test ahead of tonights opening round.
In preparation, a tire for the #1 machine exploded and caught one of the crew members. JC Wright is a tire guy for the Black Diamond dirt late model team with Earl Pearson Jr as their pilot.
The tire bead was already set. The team set that back in Louisiana and the tire rode all the way to the track. In the pit lane, JC planned to air the tire up to 40 lbs and just let it sit in the trailer to grow a little.