Houston: Pit accident sidelines Walsh-Credeur

BAYTOWN, Texas - Rookie Federal Mogul Dragster driver Erica Walsh-Credeur had her weekend end prematurely at this past weekend's O'Reilly Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway Park. While getting out of her car from a warm up, ...

BAYTOWN, Texas - Rookie Federal Mogul Dragster driver Erica Walsh-Credeur had her weekend end prematurely at this past weekend's O'Reilly Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway Park.

While getting out of her car from a warm up, Walsh-Credeur slipped from the stool she uses to get in and out of the car, twisting her ankle, and tearing three ligaments. The injury forced Walsh-Credeur to withdraw from competition.

"Getting out of the car to get suited up for my second qualifying pass, my foot slipped off of the stool," said Walsh-Credeur. "It sprained my ankle, tore a few ligaments, and stretched a tendon. So I just have to stay off of it for a little while."

Walsh-Credeur's injury has cast some uncertainty on to the team's next scheduled race, race three of the Division 2 Federal Mogul Drag Racing Series in Montgomery, Ala., Apr. 7-8.

"Montgomery is in two weeks," commented Walsh-Credeur. "We'll just have to play it by ear to see if we can make that race. Since I'm a rookie, I'm not going to get in the car and take any chances on further hurting myself. If it takes skipping Montgomery, that's what we'll do, so we'll just wait and see."

For more information on the Walsh Motorsports team, visit their website at <A HREF="http://www.WalshMotorsports.com"> www.WalshMotorsports.com</A>.

-Walsh Motorsports

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