March 7, 2014 — release courtesy Motter Motorsports, Susan Arnold — T.J. Buffenbarger Photo — LAS VEGAS — World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series driver Joey Saldana was injured during Thursday night’s World of Outlaws FVP Showdown at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Saldana set quick time and started eighth in the dash on Thursday night. He had moved up two spots when he was hit by a piece of debris that flew through the right side arm guard causing a hematoma on his right arm.
He was transported privately to UMC hospital in Las Vegas where he was under observation to make sure the pressure in the hematoma is relieved.
Saldana is in good spirits and regrets not being able to compete. Both Saldana, his family and the Motter family wish to thank all the fans and supporters for their prayers and well wishes.
Lucas Wolfe substituted for Saldana, starting at the back of the field and took the green flag in the A-Main to earn the team’s starting points.
We’ll have more updates on Saldana’s condition when available.