Aug 29, 2016
CRANSTON ON THE MEND
Adam Cranston’s enormous rollover at Queensland Raceway dominated the headlines at Round 5 – but the long-time Sports Racer competitor remains in good spirits despite the enormous crash.
Cranston (#56 West) and Josh Townsend (#9 F1000) were battling for second position in the opening race at QR, when Townsend 'lost the rear' of his F1000, causing him to spin across the track.
As Cranston was following close behind, he was unable to avoid making front-on contact with the side of Townsend’s car, sending his racer into the air and into a stunning sequence of five rolls before coming to rest in the sand trap on the exit of Turn 2.
“Adam is feeling not too bad, he has a suspected broken toe and possibly has broken a couple of other bones in his foot, but he is in good spirits and excited to get back out there again,” West Race Cars’ Aaron Steer said.
“The chassis is all straight and most of the damage work is to the bodywork, floor, plumbing and suspension – the core of the car has all held together well and Adam says it didn’t feel like he was in major trouble at any time. It was just unfortunate that he hurt his foot in the flip.
“All of the West family are rallying around him and we hope he gets better quickly.”
The Australian Sports Racer Series return to Phillip Island for their penultimate round of their series next weekend on September 9-11.