UPDATE: May 6, 2016 11:30 p.m.
Dave was released from the hospital tonight. Will send further updates tomorrow.
ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 6, 2016) – Dave Blaney, driver of the Motter Equipment Mohawk Northeast Beltline Body Shop 71M sprint car, was injured in a qualifying accident during the World of Outlaws #LetsRaceTwo at Eldora Speedway.
Blaney had completed the first of two laps and was fourth fastest (14.493) in the second flight of qualifying. As he began his second lap, the car made hard contact with the wall between turns one and two followed by multiple flips. He was extricated from the car by the track safety crew and transported by ambulance to a local hospital.
Dan Motter, team owner, accompanied Blaney in the ambulance. At the hospital, emergency personnel performed a CT scan that revealed no breaks or fractures. Blaney was sore but was able to sit up. He was admitted to the hospital overnight for observation.
We will have updates as warranted.
“I know Dave joins in thanking all the fans, friends, and media for the tremendous outpouring of love tonight,” said Motter. “It was a scary crash. We want to thank the track safety crew for taking care to extricate him from the car. We are very grateful to all.”