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BITD: Update on the condition of Tim Staab

The offroad community is keeping Tim Staab and his family and friends in their thoughts as the family prepares for a long road of recovery for Staab once he awakens from the coma. The family is having Staab transfered to a hospital near their...

The offroad community is keeping Tim Staab and his family and friends in their thoughts as the family prepares for a long road of recovery for Staab once he awakens from the coma.

The family is having Staab transfered to a hospital near their home in San Diego, California today, December 28, from University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Honda rider Tim Staab. Photo by BITD.

Staab was gravely injured at Jean, Nevada on December 1st in the final Best in the Desert event. Staab was treated at the scene prior to being air-lifted to an exceptional trauma center, the University Medical Center in Las Vegas.

Staab remains in a medically induced coma to allow time for him to recover from his severe head injury. He has remained in stable condition for several weeks and the move at this time will not cause any harm to his condition.

Earlier this season, BITD did a profile on Staab and we quote: "Tim Staab's heart is in the desert, despite living near the beach all his life. The commitment to riding through some of the most treacherous terrain on earth at warp speeds for hundreds of miles paid off with an impressive resume of race wins and top finishes."

Staab is a determined young man and his ability to accept challenges is indeed remarkable. He now faces the toughest challenge of his young life once he awakens from his coma.

Staab, 23, and Campbell won the prestigious 2000 events last year -- the BITD Nevada 2000 and the SCORE Baja 2000.

"That was our goal -- to win the 2000-mile races -- and to achieve that, we were very pleased, definitely," Staab said.

Staab's first race was at the age of 13 and he set high goals for himself which he has accomplished. Now, he will have to set new goals as he continues on the path of recovery.

Motorsport.com extends their support to Tim Staab and his family.

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Series AMA , Offroad , Score
Drivers Tim Staab