Crewman Recovers Thankful it wasn't Worse!
50+ Crewman Recovers After Crash
ERIE, Colo., March 30, 2015 — Fifty Plus Racing and Doran Racing, which prepares Fifty Plus Racing’s Prototype that competes in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship, are grateful that crewmember Kevin Fox is still around and will be able to change tires on their #50 Riley BMW another day.
Fox was hit on pit lane during the second hour of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Fla., on Saturday, March 21, during a pit stop and driver change when room ran out as two other cars simultaneously drew abreast of the #50’s pit box. The Krohn Racing Ligier Judd #57 driven by Tracy Krohn was on the outside and the BAR1 Motorsports Oreca #16 driven by Tommy Drissi was in the middle. The #16 hit the left-front tire that Fox had just taken off the #50 and then hit Fox, knocking him off his feet and sending him airborne. He landed a few feet in front of the #50 as horrified fans and a nationwide TV audience looked on.
Fox was treated and released at a local hospital and miraculously was able to return to the track by 6 p.m. that evening.
On Friday he was resting at the home he shares in Erie, Colo., with his wife of 21 years and their 10-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son.
“I got a pretty good concussion, a hairline fracture in my right foot, and numerous bumps and bruises on my legs, arms and shoulders,” said Fox. “A lot of the skin on my knees, legs and feet are yellow from the bruising. Thank heavens the car hit the tire first, or I probably wouldn’t still be here.”