Crash During Indy 500 Qualifying Leaves Bourdais Injured
French driver Sebastien Bourdais has undergone successful surgery for pelvic injuries during a qualifying run for the Indianapolis 500. He suffered multiple fractures to his pelvis and a fracture to his right hip on Saturday. Autoblog reports Bourdais, who drives for Dale Coyne Racing, slammed head-on into safety barriers when he lost control at Turn 2.
Before he crashed into the wall on his third circuit, he was a full MPH faster than the rest of the field at an average speed of 231.5 MPH during his first two laps. Bourdais won the season-opening race at St. Petersburg, Florida and also had the fastest time in Friday’s practice. Ed Carpenter had the fastest car in Saturday’s qualifying for the May 28th race. He had a four-lap average of 230.4MPH.
This Sunday at 9am there’s all new tech from the shops. In Detroit Muscle it’s the start of a new project…an over the top giveaway drift Mustang. With some help from Pro Drifter Vaughn Gitten Jr. the Detroit Muscle crew takes on one of their wildest projects yet.
And this week on PowerNation Katie features the 1967 Gabriel El Camino that you can enter to win. Truck Tech’s Jeremy and LT haven’t finished it yet, but we wanted to show it to you now after the wild paint scheme Jeremy laid down. Gabriel’s Director of Marketing Jonathon Gore will join Katie to talk about the 50th anniversary of HiJacker Shocks and how this El Camino is a celebration of that. It has a 6L LS making about 550 horsepower and of course, comes with HiJacker Shocks. Jeremy will stop by also to talk about how he painted it, including an amazing water droplet effect. Check it out this week on PowerNation. To enter you can visit www.Gabriel.com or www.PowerNationTV.com