UPDATE #4 - FACT - (4-10-15 @ 2:00 pm CST) - Hot Foot Jason Meyers gets the nod to fill in for Jason Johnson as he recovers from his back injury. Meyers will finish the four race California World of Outlaws swing for JJR.
UPDATE #3 - FACT - (4-10-15 @ 8:10 am CST) - Jason Johnson sent out a Tweet that states he has fractured his T-4 and T-5 vertebrae and will be out for three months.
Cody Darrah has been tagged as the drive to fill in for Daryn Pittman while Pittman is recovering from a broken collar bone.
UPDATE #2 - FACT - (4-9-15 @ 12:40 pm CST) - The National Speed Sport News is reporting that Jason Johnson has sustained a fractured vertebrae in his back.
UPDATE #1 - FACT - (4-9-15 @ 10:40 am CST) - Daryn Pittman tweeted that he has a broken collar bone. He did fly back to Indianapolis to meet with doctors. His Tweet said he will be back Soon.
FACT - (4-8-15 @ 10:00 pm CST) - Last night was suppose to be a big night at Placerville Speedway for Brad Sweet's first attempt at promoting a WoO sprint car race. Everything was going smoothly until about mid-way through the A feature. Jason Johnson hit the wall and flipped. With nowhere to go, Daryn Pittman made direct contact with Johnson. Kraig Kinser was caught up in the crash as well.
Johnson was alert and talking to the safety crew but had to be lifeflighted to an area hospital with complaints of back pain. I've received a report as to the extent of his injuries but will wait to post until I can confirm the injuries. Additional info from RacinBoys' Scotty Cook - Scotty talked to Jason's wife and Bobbi said at that time last night, Jason is conscious, stable, and has feeling to the extremities.
Daryn Pittman was taken to the hospital as well for precautionary reasons. Pittman walked to the ambulance under his own power. Pittman was complaining of pain around his shoulder. I've got a report on the possible injury to Daryn as well but will post once confirmed.
Kraig Kinser was able to rejoin the field and finished 16th.
A fan was injured as well. The fan took a dirt clod to the head and was knocked unconscious in a separate incident. No word on the fans condition.
It sounds like it was a great night of racing when they were racing but a series of very tough events in the A feature. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jason Johnson and team, Daryn Pittman and team, and the injured fans.