AMA

VIR: Jessica Zalusky race report

Zalusky's Debut at V.I.R. Gets Cut Short Making her first racing appearance at V.I.R., Kawasaki Team Green Rider Jessica Zalusky acclimated quickly and qualified 28th in the AMA Formula Xtreme class. At the start of the race, Zalusky had a...

Zalusky's Debut at V.I.R. Gets Cut Short

Making her first racing appearance at V.I.R., Kawasaki Team Green Rider Jessica Zalusky acclimated quickly and qualified 28th in the AMA Formula Xtreme class.

At the start of the race, Zalusky had a great start and was able to keep her momentum going. As the race progressed, she continued to drop her lap times, closing in on the 19th position rider during the last lap. As Zalusky hit the apex of turn 7, another rider came on the inside and took them both out, just seconds from passing the checkered flag..

"After I was well into the corner, I recall briefly seeing a bike coming right at me, leaving me no where to go," Zalusky stated following being discharged from the hospital.

As a result of the crash, she suffered a fractured collar bone, concussion, several bruises and muscle strains.

Despite the crash, Zalusky finished respectively in 21st position, leaving her in 35th position in the AMA Formula Xtreme Championship.

Zalusky would like to express her sincere gratitude to the many supporters for their concern following her crash. "I am overwhelmed by the kindness of so many people, thank you for the visitors at the hospital, emails, and phone calls." Zalusky stated following her return to Minnnesota.

As a result, Zalusky will end her AMA season with VIR, but will hopefully, depending on her recovery, defend her points chase with the Central Roadracing Association in October.

For more information on Jessica Zalusky and for any "well wishes," visit www.roadracinggirl.com.

-rrg-

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series AMA