In the World Of Outlaws sprint car series, scary crashes are just a part of the beast. You will see drivers injured in these rides quite often.
Alex Bowman was just sidelined for multiple weeks after he would fracture vertebrae in his back as a result of a sprint car accident.
Carson Macedo would have one of these scary crashes at Knoxville in the World of Outlaws event there, with some extra circumstances making it even more frightening.
- Exiting turn four at Knoxville, Carson Macedo would make heavy contact with the wall, causing his car to flip multiple times before resting right side up.
- The car would burst into flames, but there was no movement from the driver, as Macedo would be knocked unconscious from the impact.
- A flurry of safety personal, crew members, and even fellow competitors would rush to Carson’s aid, with one fellow competitor even catching fire himself. The fire would continue to rage on, ignoring the extinguishers effort. Eventually Macedo would emerge from the wreckage, allowing everyone watching to breathe a sigh of relief.
Carson Macedo, a 26 year old from Lemoore California, is a winner in the World Of Outlaws series. He would have the scariest crash of his young career at Knoxville, seen below.
Miraculously, Carson would be ok, and offered this update on his Twitter account after being released from medical, saying he was thankful for the safety equipment and was ready to go racing again!
Thank you everyone for the thoughts and prayers, means a lot to read all the nice messages. Thankful for all my amazing safety equipment. Time to strap back in and go fast again 👍🏻 @K1RaceGear @BellRacingHQ https://t.co/pcg2xaOrFM— Carson Macedo (@carson_macedo) June 11, 2023
Around the garage
Jason Johnson Racing, Carson’s race team, offered this update on Carson’s condition.
Carson Macedo was released and did walk out of the Hospital early this morning! Thank you all for the thoughts and prayers!— Jason Johnson Racing (@JJR41Updates) June 11, 2023
From the officials
The World Of Outlaws account would give the update many were hoping to see after the crash.
Macedo climbs from the car and is walking with some assistance to the ambulance https://t.co/qhBWnr36xX— World of Outlaws (@WorldofOutlaws) June 11, 2023
In the Stands
Alyssa was extremely thankful that he was ok and commended the fellow drivers and safety crew for rushing to help.
Ed echoed Alyssa in praising the safety team!
Nate took notice to how caring his fellow competitors were when trying to help.
From the Pressbox
Always Race Day would post this crazy footage of fellow drivers rushing to aid Carson.
🔴 Red flag at Knoxville.— Always Race Day (@AlwaysRaceDay) June 11, 2023
Carson Macedo's car burst into flames and he was unsable to unlatch his seat belts.
Brad Sweet and multiple other drivers got out of their cars to assist. Macedo needed assistance in being helped to the ambulance. pic.twitter.com/2h3RjPyXZV
This crash could have been a lot worse than it was. The reaction from his competitors, crew, and the safety team was second to none in freeing an unconscious Macedo from his 41 machine.
Safety is the number one priority in any level of motorsports, and the emphasis the World Of Outlaws and its competitors puts on it was on display after this one.
It is more than comforting knowing that Carson is ok and will be competing again very soon, showing just how much these drivers love getting behind the wheel.