Ron Yuhas is in a Loudon, New Hampshire area hospital for injuries he suffered in one of the wildest crashes in quite some time during Saturday’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Yuhas’ sister, Sharon, wrote on a Whelen Modified Tour Facebook fan page that Yuhas is, “recovering in the hospital with injuries sustained in the accident yesterday at Loudon.
“We expect a full recovery,” she continued. “Thank you everyone for your concern and well wishes.”
The incident occurred when Timmy Solomito and Danny Watts got together coming out of turn two with two laps remaining. Yuhas was outside of Solomito when they both slammed the outside wall. Yuhas’ white number-64 popped up on its nose and did a pirouette before slamming roof-first onto the Loudon, NH pavement. The crash led to a 20-minute red flag at which time Yuhas exited his car under his own power soon after it was turned onto its wheels.
Solomito was checked and released from the infield care center soon after the crash. Watts was taken to an area hospital for further evaluation, but released soon after.
“Just a freak accident,” Lori Yuhas-Pocock (Ron’s aunt) told Speed51.com. “We all know the risk they take when they step into a car to race. Time heals all wounds.”
Speed51.com will have more on Yuhas’ condition in the coming days as soon as it is made available.
-Rob Blount, Speed51.com Regional Editor (Long Island, CT, and New Jersey)- Twitter: @RobBlount
-Photo Credit: Matthew Dillner/Speed51.com.