Massive crash results in airlifting of IRL driver
Nelson Philippe, a rookie on the IRL circuit, had spun out just beyond a hill on a curve. Philippe's car was sideways on the outside of the turn, right in the normal groove for cars coming out of the blind curve. Philippe's car was grazed by another drive, but that was just a preview of the impending horrific crash.
Powers, currently 16th in the IRL standings, came over the crest and t-boned Philippe's car. Power was airlifted to a nearby hospital. He is reportedly alert today, but with severe injuries including several broken vertebrates.
Philippe was also taken to the hospital by ambulance with serious foot and leg injuries as well as a concussion.
Both men were awake this morning in the hospital. Here's hoping for speedy recoveries for both.