Darrick York ended up on his roof in the pit area
Darrick York ventured to Wartburg, TN on Tuesday night. Wartburg Speedway hosted their July 3rd special. The track is a high banked 1/4-mile dirt oval.
Watch the video of Darrick York’s crash below.
Darrick York made it through the first few corners of the main event while in a battle for 5th. However, heading into turn 3, the throttle hung. York attempted to keep it up high and near the wall. But, there’s not much the driver could do.
Kyle Courtney was just ahead. He got into his left rear and spun him around. As that car looped, the car went up the banking backwards. This pinched York against the outside wall, the throttle was still stuck wide open at this point.
York climbed the wall then landed on the hill opposite of the track banking with no catch fence to prevent the decent. Without input from the driver, the car then accelerated down the hill and away from the race track. The car hit the flat in the pit area where it was catapulted on it’s roof. That’s when the throttle finally gave up.
“Lord was with us tonight. Carb stuck open. Drove threw Kyle into and over the wall and on to our top. I’d like to thank everyone who checked on me, and all the help last night. Eddie King Jr. thank you for getting the role back..!!!.. and Charles Tanner thanks for being there to get us home also,” Darrick York said in a statement.
“CVR car held up and did its job just like the rescue guys,” York concluded.
Darrick York and Kyle Courtney escaped the crash without major injury. The low budget team of Courtney Motorosports has plans to race at Smoky Mountain Speedway this Saturday night. There’s a lot of work to be done between now and then.
“The throttle hung on York. But thank god for CVR Race Cars. Both drivers were in CVR Race Cars by Chip Vineyard but we’re safe!,” the team said in a statement to RacingNews.co .
“We are repairing the car that was wrecked. We are a small budget one car team. So, we will have to work around the clock to make all the repairs!”
The team posted the following update a few hours after the incident:
“Hey Courtney Fans! Last night sure was a wild one! For anyone who hasn’t seen, Kyle was involved in a pretty bad wreck at the Wartburg Speedway.”
“We just wanted to let everyone know he is OK! He’s a bit beat up, but the dedication behind this team overcomes everything. We are pulling everything apart and getting the car fixed as I type this, and we do plan to be at Smoky Mountain Speedway this coming Saturday for our UCRA event.”
“With that being said, have a Happy 4th, Courtney fans! We will see you guys Saturday at The Mountain!”
What do they have to repair? Well, it’s a long list: Left side header, T bar, Rf and lr flopped, Lf spindle, Lf upper, Lf toe rod, Rack needs gone threw, Rf upper, Lr hub, Lr axel, Lr axel tube, Left side rearend, Bell, Rr hub seal, Transmission rear seal, Back bumper, Lr 4 bar bolt on brackets, Lr shock shaft, Lr Dummy shock shaft, Left side door braces, Rf fender top, Lf fender top, Left door, Left quarter, Filler panel, Lr lower rod, Lf tie rod, Rf tire, RR tire and the J bar.
Watch the video of the dirt late model crash below.