Sunday, June 14, 2009
Johnny Benson In Serious Condition After SuperMod Accident
Late Saturday night came word that current Camping World Truck Series Champion and well-known driver Johnny Benson had been injured in a racing accident.
Click here for the original story from the MLive.com website. Benson was racing his SuperMod (shown above) and wound-up in an accident that caused a fire.
Click here for the WZZM follow-up story that listed Benson in serious condition at a local Grand Rapids, MI hospital.
Report was that JB was awake and alert when removed from the car after the fire. These are high-speed open wheel cars and are a handful.
Click here for an article where JB talks about his new supermod and racing.
1:30AM ET Update: Hospital told WOOD-TV that Benson is in serious but stable condition. Continued to say "he's expected to be fine." Great news. More Monday morning.
Sunday morning update: JB is resting in the hospital and told his sister Barb that she looks worse than he does. I will take that to mean he is going to be fine. One broken rib on the injury report right now, more info when available. (Get some sleep Barb!)
TDP will continue to update this information. Benson is a NASCAR favorite for his personality, his driving skills and his many years on TV with Michael Waltrip and Kenny Schrader on Monday nights.