by Susan Wade Sun, 2019-08-04 20:50
Miraculously, Top Fuel Harley racer Beau Layne did not suffer a concussion or any broken bones in Friday’s high-speed spill during qualifying at Pacific Raceways for the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent Northwest Nationals.
However, his upper left arm and elbow were banged up after he hit the guard wall at nearly 216 mph past the finish line on the quarter-mile course near Seattle.
Layne underwent surgery Friday evening at Valley Medical Center at Renton, Wash., and Saturday morning was awaiting a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon.
“I want to say thank you to everyone who has reached out to me and [wife] Johanna to check on us. I am doing much better this morning,” Layne posted on his Facebook page Saturday. “My pain is under control, and I didn’t break anything. The deep gash in my elbow was cleaned out last night in the OR and we’re waiting for a consultation with the plastic surgeon. Again, thank you to everyone for your support and keeping us in your thoughts.”
— Competition Plus (@competitionplus) January 4, 2019