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Funny Car driver Ken Singelton transferred to OKC Burn Unit

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Three-time Funny Car Chaos Champion Ken Singleton is now back in his home state. He arrived back in Oklahoma on Wednesday.

By car, according to Google Maps, the drive is approx. 3 hours and 11 minutes barring any accidents or delays along the path from the two hospitals. We do not know how long it took him to be transferred to be closer to home.

Ken Singleton
Ken Singleton (Photo by Russell Brown/Funny Car Chaos & High Risk Racing/Facebook)

“The bro in law arrived at Integris Paul Silverstein Burn Center in OKC [Oklahoma City] at 5:45,” Tammy Singleton said in a Facebook post on the High Risk Racing team page. “He did not require any additional pain meds for the ride.”

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Singleton was moved to Oklahoma after being at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas for nearly a month. He arrived at Parkland after suffering a terrible explosion at the season-opening Funny Car Chaos event at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas.

Since being at Parkland hospital, he had numerous operations. He had several graft operations after suffering burns to 26% of his body.

Last week, Singleton had his fingers removed except for his thumbs. The High Risk Racing team said that Singleton had to have an operation on his hands to remove his fingers to allow him to get closer to home.

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Now, several days later, he was able to get home. While he has been transferred closer to home, Singleton still has a long way to go in his battle with the burns that likely ended his racing career.[0]=AZV68fX3zRtbW9hah4iGI1U8KBom5ZEHGKDLoxEiUCyD2f6FfnDn_fSfdJyKCDGT2NLhHP07Pj69U_Rq4fmFmK6W1fmuU8pfuxbJYXfYhDjdl7bC4WuKqLUBUjC1DAI5OXIdDPL4ypWwzD0qpPoz2U3VZMDcX5HRd8bpsldqyBjMlFRV2GlrlmtY7oEJI9G3DUU&__tn__=%2CO%2CP-R

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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