Standout Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Angie Smith is recovering from injuries sustained in a high-speed crash Saturday at World Wide Technology Raceway near St. Louis at the 12th annual NHRA Midwest Nationals.
The veteran racer from King, N.C. was came off her motorcycle after a 198 mph pass. Smith was cared for by the NHRA safety team on-site and transported to a nearby hospital. According to NHRA Smith was conscious and alert after the incident.
Sadie Glenn, who handles social media for Smith’s team posted the following update on Smith’s Facebook page.
According to the post Smith suffered two broken feet and severe road rash. She is due to meet with a skin graft surgeon.
Smith entered the event fifth in points and for the second consecutive race, competed on the Matt Smith Racing black, carbon fiber v-twin. In Charlotte the team deemed the black bike would give Smith a better chance at victory than her usual pink Denso Buell, that was ridden at that event by Chip Ellis.
Following the incident husband Matt Smith and teammates Jianna Evaristo and Joey Gladstone, who just joined the squad in St. Louis, skipped their qualifying attempts and went back to the pits.
More information will be released when it becomes available. Please keep Angie Smith racing in your thoughts and prayers for a speed recovery.