BITD: Johnny Campbell injured in Nevada

Las Vegas (April 6) - Honda rider Johnny Campbell was injured while competing at the Terrible Town's 250. Campbell crashed early in the race and was airlifted to the Las Vegas Medical Center where he underwent tests for possible fracture of two vertebra.

Johnny Campbell Honda contingency row.
Photo by NPStudios.
Team Honda announced that Campbell's injuries include a broken right collarbone and right scapula along with the vertebra. Campbell was alert and shows no signs of paralysis.

At this time, surgery is not scheduled. Campbell is resting comfortably and will remain for further tests, x-rays and observation.

The accident happened between pit one and pit two. Yamaha rider Ty Davis stopped to help Campbell and therefore gave up a chance to win the event. The Davis/Russell Pearson team did finish second overall.

Campbell of San Clemente, California is a five-time consecutive winner of the Baja 1000 (1997 - 2001). His list of accomplishments in off-road racing also include the overall wins at the Baja 2000 and the Nevada 2000.

"For 2000, we had high goals: to win the Baja 2000 as well as the Nevada 2000," Campbell says. "We accomplished both but not without running into obstacles." [Campbell's teammate was Tim Staab who was critically injured in 2001 at the Las Vegas 200] sends its wishes for a speedy recovery to Johnny Campbell.