Memo Gidley, who continues his recovery following his horrific accident in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January, has reached out to fans, thanking them for their support through his rehabilitation process.
The GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing driver sustained multiple leg, arm and back fractures following a high-speed impact with the No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari F458 Italia early in the opening round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
Gidley spent nearly two weeks at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, Fla, where he underwent no fewer than three surgeries, prior to being moved to outpatient care near his home in northern California, where he continues to make progress.
“I have gone through a lot of difficult and painful things in my life and on the journey to the top of racing. But these last two months, since my Daytona crash, have easily taken the cake as the hardest and most painful,” Gidley wrote in a letter on his personal website.
“However, as difficult as this has been, I feel so unbelievably lucky because I am confident I can heal and get back to the Gidley I was before.
“I want to, once again, thank everyone who has helped me…in so many ways. All of the IMSA TUDOR Championship safety people who got me out of the unbelievably wrecked DP and got me to the hospital, as well as the entire TUDOR Championship organization and leader, Jim France.”
Read Memo’s full letter here.