Medical update on Justin Bonnett; GoFundMe page setup for injured racer
On December 7, Justin Bonnett was involved in a fiery crash at 5 Flags Speedway. It happened in the Snowflake 100 during the Snowball Derby weekend.
The incident happened on lap 54 of the 100-lap event. Jarrett Parker spun and Bonnett was unable to avoid contact.
The impact burst the fuel cell on Parker’s machine. That resulted in a large fire. Bonnett’s car rolled to the infield where he was pulled from the machine by the safety crew.
Justin has been in the hospital ever since. He’s underwent several surgeries and more are scheduled for today. However, he is now out of the ICU.
Bonnett is the grandson of Motorsports Hall of Famer Neil Bonnett.
December 10, 2019
“Justin has been moved from ICU and into a regular room,” the team opened in a release.
“He is now off oxygen and breathing well on his own. Justin is currently scheduled to undergo two surgeries tomorrow (Wednesday) to place rods in his left leg and a procedure to tend to his burns.”
“The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, concerns and messages. The love and support shown for Justin has been nothing short of phenomenal.”
“Justin says, ‘It is truly as honor to have all of the support, thanks everyone for everything.’ “
A GoFundMe page has been setup in support of the family with over $5,000 raised so far.