By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter & NASCAR Contributor
KVSH Racing has released an update following this morning’s transporter fire in Peoria, Arizona.
The fire broke out in the rear axle of the transporter and was contained to that area. The local Fire and Police departments worked with the two transport drivers, John Phil David and Eric “Stu” Stewart to put out the fire and keep the damage from potentially burning the entire vehicle.
The team’s equpiment and the #11 Hydroxycut Chevrolet were not damaged.
“First and foremost, the good news is that both of our team members, John Phil Davis and Eric “Stu” Stewart were uninjured. Secondarily, the cars and equipment are undamaged,” said KVSH General Manager Steve Moore. “We are very fortunate to have to highly skilled and experienced transportation professionals who took quick and decisive action. Without them this situation could have been a lot worse. KVSH Racing would also like to thank the members of other teams and local Fire and Police responders for their assistance.”
The team is working on alternate logistics in order to get ready for this weekend’s Desert Diamond West Valley Grand Prix.
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