Meyer-Rossi Racing driver Ashton Torgerson was injured in a scary wreck Wednesday night during the Chili Bowl Nationals preliminary A-Main held at the SageNet Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
After making contact with the wall, Torgerson who is only 16-Y-O car flipped, and he was thrown out of his car onto the racing surface.
The race was red-flagged and Torgerson was driven to a local hospital with his family by ambulance where he was receiving treatment.
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NASCAR Cup Series Kyle Busch showed support for the youngster who’s also sponsored by his company “Rowdy Energy”.
“The Busch family send our thoughts and prayers out to the whole Torgerson family and Ashton that he is ok!! We’ve gotten to know them the last couple years and have loved to c the racer Ashton is and the friendships we have made!” Ky Busch tweeted.
Update on Ashton Torgerson conditions
Update on Ashton @_Torgerson02
Passed back ,neck tests waiting on CT scan… 1st thing he asked me was what place was he in!!.. you have no idea how much the support means to Ashton and the family…
— Torgerson Racing (@torgersonracing) January 12, 2023
The wreck happened on Lap 11 of the race in the preliminary race. According to reports Flo Racing, drivers and officials met to determine what to do next, and they both agreed to continue to the race.
Shortly after reaching the hospital, Petersen Media — the PR agency for Torgerson Racing, offered an replacement for Torgerson’s standing.
Update from the @torgersonracing family on @_Torgerson02 –
Ashton is awake and alert at the hospital. He has feeling in hands and feet and has passed his tests so far.
He’s now going into scans. We will continue to keep you posted. @cbnationals
— Petersen Media (@Petersen_Media) January 12, 2023