In case you missed it, Pro Modified competitor Chad Green was injured in a frightening high-speed crash during the final session of qualifying for the U.S. Nationals on Sunday evening. In the first pair out and running opposite of Jose Gonzalez on a do-or-die run to get into the record-breaking field, Green lost control of his Pat Musi-powered, nitrous-assisted Camaro and somersaulted, crashing back to earth on all four wheels.
Green was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of a lower back injury he sustained in the impact. The Midland, Texas native underwent surgery for his injuries Monday afternoon.
“First off, the support we’re getting from the racing community has been overwhelming,” said crew. chief Pat Musi. “To everyone who’s offered to drive the rig, came by the pits and helped us load up, offered their well wishes – thank you. We truly appreciate it.”
Musi continued, “Right now, we’re focused on getting Chad on the mend. He’s with his family – his mother and father have flown in – and his kids were by his side all night. He’s alert, talking, knows what’s going on and what happened. The doctors have gotten his pain under control, and he’ll be going into surgery this afternoon.”
“It’s our hope to know more and have more details later today and, of course, over the course of the next few days, weeks and months,” said Andrew Petersen, Director of Marketing for Chad Green Motorsports. “Chad and his family are so very grateful for the outpouring of support – phone calls, texts, emails. We’ll do our best to keep our racing family and fans updated throughout this process.”