Outlaw Super Late Model racer Jeff Ganus was injured in a motorcycle crash Saturday morning near Bristol, Michigan.
According to WNDU.com, Ganus was traveling on his motorcycle with a group of friends when a deer jumped out in the road in front of the group. 41-year-old Chris Rugg hit the deer and set off a chain reaction that led to Ganus crashing into Rugg. Four people were involved in the accident and all were taken to nearby hospitals.
According to the WNDU report, Ganus was taken to Memorial Hospital in Owosso for incapacitating head injuries. His wife, Mindi, was transported to Elkhart General Hospital in Elkhart, Indiana for right foot, ankle and abdominal pain.
In addition to being the defending winner of the Kalamazoo Klash, Ganus is widely known as one of the most successful Outlaw Super Late Model drivers in the Midwest. He won six Main Event Racing Series races one year ago on his way to winning the series championship. He is also a two-time Summer Sizzler winner.
Kalamazoo Speedway provided an update, via Ganus’ son Brock, Saturday afternoon indicating that he suffered a fractured foot and “was antsy to get out of the hospital.”
On Monday afternoon, track officials indicated that Ganus was still recovering from his injuries at the hospital.
-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51
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