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Driver Reportedly In Serious Condition Following Stadium Super Trucks Wreck

Matt Mingay competing in Stadium Super Trucks at the 2015 Clipsal 500 weekend. Photo credit: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images
Matt Mingay competing in Stadium Super Trucks at the 2015 Clipsal 500 weekend. Photo credit: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Australian driver Matt Mingay went to the hospital in critical condition after a wreck in the Stadium Super Trucks race on Saturday, according to reports. His condition has since been upgraded to serious but stable, but Mingay reportedly suffered facial injuries during the rollover.


The crash occurred during the second SST event of the weekend, a support race for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Chevrolet Dual in Detroit. Per Detroit Free Press, the incident involving Mingay came in turn five on lap three of the race and medical personnel took the driver off on a stretcher. The Detroit News reports that the roof sheared off of the truck upon its roll, but confirmations of that report are scarce at the moment and the series has released no media of the wreck—photos or video footage—as of this posting.

Due to scheduling and cleanup concerns for the event, which also featured the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, officials called off the remainder of the SST race.


Here is the statement from the series on Mingay, per the Associated Press:

Driver Matt Mingay was injured today in the Stadium SUPER Truck Series at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. Mingay’s truck overturned during the third lap of today’s race, which was eventually suspended after a length delay due to the incident.

Mingay was transported to DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital where he is currently listed in serious condition, but is stable at this time, according to a hospital spokesperson.

According to Mingay’s family, he suffered facial injuries.

Further updates on Mingay’s condition will be provided as they become available.

More on Mingay’s condition and series updates as we get them.

Update: The Detroit GP Twitter account shared an update on Mingay’s condition Sunday, saying that he remains in serious but stable condition—the same as on Saturday. The driver underwent surgery overnight for the facial injuries. From the account:

Staff writer, Jalopnik

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Hope he’s ok. We don’t need another one after Luis Salom and a sidecar driver at Isle of Mann TT losing their lives.