By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The halfway point of Friday night’s ARCA Racing Series Kansas 150 was marred by a vicious wreck involving six cars that sent Kyle Weatherman to a local hospital for further evaluation.
The wreck started when Myatt Snider got sideways after contact with his Cunningham Motorsports teammate Chase Briscoe. As the field tried to avoid wrecking, Weatherman’s car was hit from behind and shot up the track and into the left-front of Snider’s Ford in the middle of turn three. Weatherman suffered another hard hit by Nick Higdon before the wreck ended. Weatherman climbed from his destroyed race car under his own power and limped into the ambulance.
The wreck resulted in the red flag being displayed for 20 minutes as track and safety officials went to work cleaning the track.
“We got four-wide down there, and they just took the air off of us and the car came around,” said Snider. “I’m fine, but I feel bad for all those guys that got tore up.”
Weatherman was evaluated and released from the hospital early on Saturday morning and did not suffer any broken bones. The 19-year-old driver provided an update via Twitter:
“Thanks for everyone’s support, last night was the hardest wreck I’ve ever been in. Very blessed everything did its job in the wreck; also very blessed God was watching over everyone involved in the wreck. Everything is okay with me just very sore. Thanks again everyone.”