by John Gibson on March 28, 2011
image credit: Lance Jennings
This past weekend the USAC/CRA sprints were in action at Victorville Raceway Park in Victorville, California. Unlike some of the other California tracks, the rains held off and it made for a very competitive race. However in qualifying two cars would find out how dangerous the track really could be. The first was Danny Sheridan who would walk away from the accident however wouldn’t continue in the event due to the accident.
However according to a track official, Las Vegas’s Seth Wilson would hook the cushion and flip violently. Wilson who is always a threat to win, would lay on the track for 15 minutes before being taken out of the track by ambulance and transferred to his local Las Vegas Hospital. What’s incredible is even with the accident Wilson’s first lap was fast enough for 5th out of the 30 car field. The accident has left Wilson with a broken kneecap that has required two surgeries. According to his father Steve, Seth Wilson will be out of the sprint car for at least three months while he recovers from his accident. Seth Wilson is part of the three Wilson Brothers that own Racing Optics, the world’s largest tear-off manufacture.
Mike Spencer would go on to win the event at the California short track followed by David Cardey. For full results visit www.victorville-auto-raceway.com. All of us at OneDirt would like to wish Seth a speedy recovery.