The driver was transported to a local hospital where they believe he had spot bleeding in his brain
The John Ownbey crash video is posted below.
On Saturday afternoon, the 9th annual Hangover race took place at 411 Motor Speedway. The track is a 3/8-mile dirt oval located in Seymour, Tennessee.
John Ownbey, the #J0 dirt late model driver was ranked 7th following group A time trials. That relegated him toward the front of the B Main.
The Powell Motorsports driver was racing for the lead as the LCQ got underway. He turned to the bottom lane of the race track and found himself running side by side for the lead.
It’s unclear if Ownbey caught a rut, the inside tire barrier, the berm or something else. But, right in the center of the corner the car began to quickly roll over.
The car barrel rolled several times. He rolled sideways up the banking in turn four before it came to a violent halt.
Luckily, Ownbey was not clipped by any of his fellow competitors during the crash.
“He was able to climb out of the car to the attention of the safety crews,” 411 Motor Speedway provided the initial information following the crash.
“That’s the extent of my knowledge of his condition,” the brief statement concluded from the Tennessee dirt track.
Scott James went to victory lane later that afternoon in the super late model division. Ownbey was transported to a local hospital.
The doctors discovered spot bleeding in the brain upon observation. As of 11PM they were under the impression that the driver had suffered a concussion.
Ariana Ownbey has provided several updates from the hospital…
John Ownbey: Medical Updates
Update – December 29, 2018 (6:33 PM): Prayers please! John Ownbey was racing and had a pretty bad wreck ..He was having a hard time remembering and answering questions,” Ariana Ownbey stated via facebook.
“They are thinking it’s just a concussion but he is at the hospital getting checked out.. pray that’s all it is !! 🙏🏻🙏🏻”
Update – December 29, 2018 (6:49 PM): “Please please pray!!! He has a spot bleeding on the the Brain,” Ariana Ownbey stated.
Update – December 29, 2018 (7:41 PM): “John is acting like his normal self .. but still watching him close in hopes it stops bleeding,” Ariana Ownbey stated via facebook.
Update – December 29, 2018 (10:07 PM): “John Ownbey is laying here in the bed he’s saying, ‘he’s good to go if they just let him leave.’🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️.”
“The nurse came in a checked him saying they are gonna scan him again in 6 hours.. they don’t seem to be really concerned unless something crazy happens.”
“He’s alert and talking. but it’s bad enough to keep a good eye on him! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻👍🏻👍🏻. Keep prayers coming,” Ariana Ownbey stated.
Update – December 30, 2018 (9:11 AM): “They said the second ct scan looked a little better and he can most likely go home late this evening or in the morning …”
“He’s been complaining about tearing up his car cause he had it going fast .. 🤦🏻♀️…. she just said no racing for at least 3 months….😮”
Update – December 30, 2018 (9:45 AM): John Ownbey was evaluated with another CT scan.
Update – December 30, 2018 (3:56 PM): Ariana Ownbey stated via social media, “PRAISE GOD!! We are leaving!!! screamed like a girl when they pulled off the iv tape!!”
“Just want to say Thank you guys so much for all the calls text and most of all prayers !!! John Ownbey has some amazing friends and family!! We love y’all very much!!!”
The video of the dirt late model crash from 411 Motor Speedway is posted below.