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Monk in Stable Condition After Super Trofeo Accident

Shenna Monk in stable condition following violent accident in Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America…

Image: IMSA

Sheena Monk is in stable condition following a violent accident in Saturday’s Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America race at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

Monk lost control of her No. 7 Wayne Taylor Racing Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO and went straight off at the top of the Corkscrew with six minutes completed into the 50-minute race.

The heavy frontal impact catapulted the car into the air before coming to rest on its wheels.

While quickly attended to by trackside staff, the race was red flagged so Monk could be extracted from the car.

Per a statement by IMSA, Monk is awake and alert and has been transported to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, a level one trauma center in San Jose, for further evaluation.

Additional updates will follow when available.

Taylor Proto and Edoardo Piscopo went on to claim victory in the race, having extended their points lead with three races to go in the North American championship.

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Blaneysellstrashbags@Ring24

    September 9, 2018 at 10:33 am

    This was a very violent impact. reminded me of Jimmie Johnsons road course crash in the old Busch series years ago except Jimmie had safer barriers and this had a tire barrier.

    • Scrantonicity

      September 10, 2018 at 9:27 am

      Um. Johnson hit one row of tires and a six foot block of Styrofoam that appeared to flee the scene.

      https://youtu.be/8J2zRX2PCp8

  2. Dan

    September 9, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    This is exactly where and how Penske Indycar driver Gonzalo Rodriquez was killed in a race warm-up in 1999. His car went up and cartwheeled over the wall and landed upside down way down the hill below. Thought was his throttle may have stuck. Seeing the video and Monk’s unchecked speed head-on into the barrier I wonder if a stuck throttle was again to blame? A horrific impact, for sure. Without a Hans restraint, would have almost certainly been tragic. Hope she’s OK!

    • Larry

      September 18, 2018 at 11:25 am

      Dan, this is exactly the incident I was thinking of when I read this article.

      Exact same spot.

  3. Junk Mail

    September 10, 2018 at 9:30 am

    It needs to be stressed that there is a much safer option if brakes fail here…get to the right of the track. Three times as much runoff.

  4. Gordon Bartholomew

    September 10, 2018 at 11:32 am

    My Prayers are with Sheena Monk and her family and Teams for a safe and speedy recovery God Bless Praying for her health and safety!

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