Long Beach: Blackhawk Racing's Moran injured

Long Beach, CA (April 8, 2006 - 7:15pm) Rocky Moran, Jr. was transported to the Long Beach track medical care center after contact with the ...

Long Beach, CA (April 8, 2006 - 7:15pm) Rocky Moran, Jr. was transported to the Long Beach track medical care center after contact with the #8 and #39 cars in the early stages of the Crown Royal Grand American Challenge at Long Beach today. After evaluation by the doctors and staff at the track facility, it has been determined that Moran, Jr. has a severe bruise on his left leg, and he has been transported to St. Mary's Hospital for further evaluation and care. Moran, Jr. is awake and alert, and in good spirits. Further updates will follow when warranted.

Rocky Moran, Jr. post-accident quotes for the Crown Royal Grand-Am Challenge of Long Beach:

"We had a great start in the No. 99 GAINSCO car and were running up in fifth place, and I was just trying to stay out of trouble. I was coming down the straightaway behind the No. 39 Crown Royal car and we came up on a slow car (the No. 8 Porsche Doran), whose driver didn't really seem to make up his mind whether to go high or low. I'm sure (Burt Frisselle) was doing his best to get out of our way, but the Crown Royal car hit him and spun him up to the left, where I was. I just drilled him at 147 miles per hour. It was definitely a record-breaking impact for me, and my left leg is in a lot of pain so we've got to figure out what's going on there. I want to thank GAINSCO Auto Insurance and Alex Gurney and Bob Stallings for giving me this shot in their car. Hopefully this black cloud over me will go away one of these days."

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Alex Gurney , Burt Frisselle , Bob Stallings , Rocky Moran