CHAMPCAR/CART: Memo Gidley update 2001-08-21

INDIANAPOLIS -- Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver Memo Gidley, who experienced a major crash during Sunday's Motorola 220 in Elkhart Lake, Wis., is expected to compete in the Sept. 2 Molson Indy Vancouver, the next CART FedEx Series event....

INDIANAPOLIS -- Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver Memo Gidley, who experienced a major crash during Sunday's Motorola 220 in Elkhart Lake, Wis., is expected to compete in the Sept. 2 Molson Indy Vancouver, the next CART FedEx Series event. According to Dr. Terry Trammell, Gidley suffered a bone contusion of his right femur, but should not have to miss a race.

"If his recovery continues as expected, he will be able to return to the car in Vancouver," Trammell said on Tuesday afternoon.

The 30-year old American has competed in 7 CART FedEx Series races this season, scoring two top-5 finishes and currently stands 5th in laps led. Gidley is anxious to get back in the seat of his No. 12 Target Toyota/Lola.

"I'm feeling fine, so it's great to hear from the doctor that I should be able to get back in the car at Vancouver," said Gidley, who joined four-time FedEx Series champions Target Chip Ganassi Racing in Portland. "I've worked hard and long to be able race for a team like Target Racing, so it would have been very disappointing to miss a race. I'm healthy and confident that I can follow Bruno's (Junqueira) example and give Team Target two wins in a row."

-TCGR

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Memo Gidley , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing