Medical update on the injured dirt racing driver
Williams Grove Speedway is a very fast half-mile dirt track. It’s located in the heart of sprint car country, Mechanicsburg, PA. A large group of vintage race cars showed up for a special addition to the show.
View the medical update on Wayne Godshall below.
46 dirt cars from years past showed up for the event. There wasn’t any official racing for the retro machines, it was basically a practice session.
The older machines bring back memories for race fans.
The No. 77 driver was seen during a live broadcast flipping down the back straightaway at a high rate of speed. He landed on top of the wall and continued flipping. He made wheel to wheel contact off turn two with another competitor, causing the incident.
As the car came to a stop, it fell back off the wall and onto the racing surface. The driver inside appeared be completely still directly after the car came to a rest on it’s side as his head sat outside the rollbar.
Wayne Godshall was the driver of the vintage race car. The car is the No. 77 super sportsman.
Safety officials rushed to the scene. The driver did speak to the safety team.
Moments later, a helicopter landed in a parking lot near the track. The injured racing driver was then airlifted to a local hospital.
The incident took place during the exhibition support division. The Jack Gunn Memorial sanctioned by the ASCoC was delayed due to the incident but eventually the action resumed.
Eastern Museum of Motor Racing comments
Please keep the vintage driver that had an incident last night at Williams Grove in your thoughts and prayers as he recovers in the care of medical professionals,” the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing stated via social media on Saturday morning.
“He was alert and responding to medics when he was transported from the track.”
They added, “Vintage car track time scheduled for Lincoln Speedway tonight has been canceled. As of now, track time at Latimore is on for both today and Sunday.”