October 30, 2013
Josh McGuire Ends 2013 Season with Scary Flip at
(GRAYSON, KENTUCKY) Josh McGuire and his #41 JMR team
closed out the 2013 racing season on Saturday night, October 26 at
201 Speedway in Sitka, Kentucky. The 2nd Annual 'Halloween 50' was
on tap at the thirty year old racing facility and a $5,000 winner's
check was on the line. Josh started his evening by clicking off a
New Track Record during the qualifying session, but that is when his
night unfortunately took a turn for the worse. The Grayson, Kentucky
ace was involved in a serious incident in his heat race, which resulted
in his #41 JMR Chassis enduring a series of violent flips.
Following the accident, Josh was transported by ambulance
to Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in nearby Paintsville, Kentucky.
He was diagnosed there with a fractured C-1 vertebrae and airlifted
to St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia for further evaluation.
The neurosurgeon at St. Mary's opted to take a neck brace approach
instead of surgery and Josh will be wearing a neck brace around the
clock for the next three months.
"The neurosurgeon and all of the doctors that cared
for Josh expressed how lucky he was that he didn't get injured more
seriously," said wife Tracy McGuire. "They are optimistic
that no surgery will be needed as long as Josh wears the neck brace
properly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All glory to God and thanks
to all of the medical staff that were so wonderful and compassionate.
Josh and I have been humbled by so many of the thoughts and prayers
from the racing community and we are forever grateful!"
Josh entered forty-one (41) Dirt Late Model events during
the course of his 2013 campaign and reached victory lane on four (4)
different occasions. The "Mayor of Bad Fast" claimed wins
at three different facilities in 2013: 201 Speedway in Sitka, Kentucky,
Skyline Speedway in Stewart, Ohio, and Southern Ohio Speedway in Wheelersburg,
Ohio. With the help of an astonishing twelve (12) runner-up finishes,
Josh accumulated twenty-three (23) Top Five efforts and twenty-nine
(29) Top Ten performances. You can view all of his finishes by pointing
your web browser to www.joshmcguireracing.com.
Josh would like to thank all of those dedicated sponsors
who have backed him through the years including: DJ's Kitchen Corner,
Henry Consulting, Inc. (HCI), Performance Rod & Custom (PRC),
GCP Race Engines, Malcuit Racing Engines, JMR Chassis, Ashland Specialty,
D.C. Tree Service, K&E Trucking, Budda - Bert Transmission Sales
& Service, Accu-Force Shock Dyno, Hoosier Tires by Frye, Key-Way
Trucking, Phat Motorsports Suspension Technologies, The Steve Womack
Family, The Porter Brothers, Jeff Moody, RW Rental Supply, McGuire
Speed Shop, Dave Poske's Performance Parts, ButlerBuilt Professional
Seat Systems, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Stealth Carburetors,
PPM Racing Products, Wiles Driveshafts, FK Rod Ends, Orange Fatkat,
Flag To Flag, Hawk Performance, Peterson Fluid Systems, K&N Filters,
Keyser's Port City Racing, Cizmar Rivets, Frankland Racing Products,
Dyer's Top Rods, Sweet Mfg., Youngblood Concrete, Impact Gear, Dart
Machinery, Delph Communications, and Schoenfeld Headers.
The latest dirt on Josh McGuire can be found all year
long on his official home on the web, located at www.JoshMcGuireRacing.com.
Media Contact: Ryan Delph - Delph Communications