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Aramendia 'just fine’ after Saturday’s off-track incident

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May 4, 2007

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San Antonio’s Joe Aramendia is ‘just fine’ after Saturday’s off-track incident


(Leander, TX) – San Antonio’s Joe Aramendia – who’s raced in many series, including the NASCAR Busch and Craftsman Truck series – reported today he’s doing ‘just fine’ after an incident that put a knot in his left leg and his head last Saturday night at Thunder Hill Raceway.


“The swelling on my head is down to almost nothing,” said Aramendia, one of San Antonio’s most popular all-time drivers. “My right eye is still a little tender. My left leg is getting better every day; that hurts the most. The leg still has a big knot on it although I can walk with just a slight limp. But that’s just because the leg is still very tender – still, compared to Saturday, it’s 50 percent better.”


According to Aramendia’s story on the K-MAC Sports post-race show and Mike Haag’s follow-up blog (http://blogs.mysanantonio.com/weblogs/motorsports/2007/04/aramendia_injured_in_off_track.html),

Aramendia was standing by the fence watching Saturday’s Super Stock feature race prior to the start of his TSRS Late Models feature race (the Insty Prints 75). He said he was rooting for fellow San Antonio driver Keith Garrett, who was competing in the 40-lap event, when an accident occurred in between the first and second turns.


Super Stock drivers Doug Ayers and Terry Tschoerner got loose and spun out. A tire from another vehicle apparently came off and hit the fence, injuring a fan and Aramendia. The fan was transported to the hospital.


"I got hit with the catch fence during that race," Aramendia stated. "It put a knot on my head and I thought that I was going to have to go to the hospital." Aramendia was treated for his injuries and later returned to start seventh on the grid for the TSRS Insty Prints 75. After battling through the caution-plagued race, he ended up finishing fourth out of the 20-car field.


“The only thing that really bothered me (during the race) was my head because my racing helmet goes right across the brow where I was hit that night,” Aramendia said. “I took Sunday and Monday off to recuperate and I’ve been back in the car practicing at Kyle this week. The helmet didn’t hurt much at all during practice this week.”


The seasoned veteran added, “I’m not quite at 100 percent but I’m not going to stop racing. I doubt there’ll be any lingering effects from the incident on Saturday.”


Aramendia also said he was relieved that – according to what THR officials told him – the other fan involved in the incident had been treated and released from the hospital.


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