Statement from Bobby Akin Jr.

At 7 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2002, Bob Akin remained in "critical and very unstable" condition at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. He was seriously injured Thursday in a testing accident for the Walter Mitty Challenge at Road...

At 7 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2002, Bob Akin remained in "critical and very unstable" condition at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. He was seriously injured Thursday in a testing accident for the Walter Mitty Challenge at Road Atlanta.

Bobby Akin Jr., issued this statement today:

"We'd like to thank everyone for the outpouring of support we've received during this most difficult time. We are reminded once again that motorsports is more than just a sport or business - it's family. It's nice to have family at a time like this.

"My dad is engaged in a very severe battle right now and we are hopeful that he'll be OK."

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Series Automotive , IMSA Others , Le Mans , Vintage
Drivers Bob Akin