Saturday night turned into a night that was much bigger than racing for Jonathan Allard, the other competitors, fans, teams, and officials on hand at the Antioch Speedway on Saturday night.
On the 14th lap, Peter Murphy was involved in a horrific accident, that resulted in him being to a local hospital via life flight, where today he is on his road to recovery, but still being monitored.
“I send all of my thoughts and prayers to my good friend Peter Murphy, and his entire family,” Allard said. “This night turned into something that was much bigger than racing, and I hope everyone can send good vibes his way, it’s been working so far.”
Being the leader at the time, Allard was declared the winner of the race, as it was checkered at that time.
“The staff made a great call, because most of us were not in the right state-of-mind to get back in and continue on,” he said. “Everyone’s thoughts were with him, and I thank the fans for supporting the decision.”
“I also have to send kudos to the Antioch safety crew, as they did a heck of a job tending to him during the situation,” he added. “The safety in this sport has also came a long way, and I have to commend the companies who are constantly improving that aspect of our sport for doing so.”
2013 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-38, Wins-12, Top 5’s-23, Top 10’s-26.
ON TAP: Jonathan and his Williams Motorsports team will return to action with the King of the West Series this weekend at the Santa Maria Speedway in Nipomo, CA.
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