Professional Inventory Motorbike rider Joey Gladstone is presently at residence in Virginia recovering from a number of accidents sustained in a check crash final weekend in South Carolina. Gladstone was driving a 208 mph nitrous outfitted Suzuki when the incident occurred.
On April 9, Gladstone posted the next on his Fb web page: “Hey guys, I needed to replace earlier than I attempted to sleep. I’ve [four] damaged ribs, a bruised lung, a damaged collarbone, a damaged scapula, a rash everywhere and a concussion. I am fairly tousled[ly], however the physician stated I used to be very fortunate to have the ability to see one other day. I simply needed to thank everybody who contacted me and despatched prayers, you guys are superior! I will begin sending messages quickly, however this message is already painful sufficient to slide by my fingertips. Good evening everybody, thanks once more for the prayers.
A day later Gladstone supplied an extra replace the place he analyzed the crash with reference to a number of the security gear he was sporting. He additionally famous that his ache stage was beneath management and that he could be discharged on April 11 to proceed his restoration at residence.
The Gladstone crash got here a day after fellow Professional Inventory Motorbike riders David Barron and Chris Bostick additionally suffered separate incidents throughout the identical check session. Each riders had been on EBR bikes ready by Reed Racing and neither had been severely injured. Within the wake of the incident, Bostick, who reached his first NHRA Professional Inventory Motorbike ultimate final 12 months in Indianapolis, additionally took to Fb to let his followers know in regards to the crash.
“That is positively not the best way you wish to finish your check / prep day for the subsequent Las Vegas race,” Bostick wrote. “I am unable to say sufficient good issues in regards to the bike Cory Reed and Joey Gladstone gave me. It went straight like an arrow and had unimaginable energy. I set a private greatest 6.83. seconds, on my first run on a full monitor. I positively hit a little bit of a bump however I’ve to say hello to my sponsor Kelsey Gordon and his wonderful NJK Leathers, they did their job staying between my physique and the curb. Greatest harm was my pleasure, simply part of the game. Fortunately Jesus watched over me like he all the time does. If you fall in life, decide your self up and be taught. To be your greatest you must preserve doing all of your greatest. higher. “
There isn’t a timeline for Gladstone’s return, and Bostick instantly pulled out of this weekend’s NHRA 4-Vast Nationals Denso Spark Plugs in Las Vegas. Barron has confirmed he is “able to go” and might be racing in Las Vegas aboard his UniversalMedSystems.com EBR, the identical bike he raced in Gainesville. Workforce Gladstone proprietor Cory Reed will race in Las Vegas on the four-valve Vance & Hines-powered Suzuki that he made his debut final month in Gainesville.