By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
John Force Racing Funny Car driver Eric Medlen was involved in an accident at Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Florida. He was injured when his Funny Car crashed.
At this time, it is not clear the type of injuries that he suffered, as John Force Racing said that he suffered ‘undetermined injuries.’ His Funny Car hit the right side guardrail.
After he was removed from the Funny Car, he was transported via mediflight to Shands at the University of Florida Medical Center. Medlen was testing following the 38th annual ACDelco Gatornationals when the accident happened.
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John Force Racing said that he is in the surgical intensive care at the hospital. He is in critical condition at this time.
Further evaluation is expected, the team said. An update is expected to come tomorrow from the medical staff.
“Eric’s extended family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers,” said Kelly Antonelli, spokesperson for JFR. “At the same time, we would ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time and allow the medical staff to do its work.”
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He has been competing in the Funny Car class since 2004. He has won six national events since joining the class.
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