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Joe Koenig Injured in Road Racing Accident

Published on September 26, 2011 by   ·   8 Comments


Former AMA Prostar Pro Stock world record holder and NHRA champion, “7-0” Joe Koenig was injured in an accident on Sept. 23 while racing his Trim-Tex BMW M3 in a SCCA road racing event at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI.

Koenig spun going into “Canada Corner” after a tap from eventual podium finisher David Pintaric, and was struck by another car on the driver’s side door.

Koenig sustained a broken rib and other injuries, but has since been released from hospital.

On Facebook Koenig’s wife Deb wrote, “Thanks to Fall Line for building one bad ass safe car. Joe is doing incredibly well, all things considered. He has one broken rib, four with the cartilage torn from the sternum, five hairline cracks in the pelvis and more bumps and bruises than he can count. Walking is too difficult and very painful. Pain level is a 1 lying down and a 20 trying to walk. Thanks again for all the well wishes!”

We wish Koenig a quick and speedy recovery.

You can visit Koenig’s website here




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Readers Comments (8)

  1. Keven Zdunczyk says:

    Get well soon Joe!!!

  2. Sharon Hand says:

    Get well, Joe.

  3. Donna Pope says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery !! If it’s any consolation to you, the angel that you had riding with you is beat up pretty good also !! Be patient, things don’t heal up as quick as they did in our younger days!!!

  4. Craig Jerew says:

    Hey, Joe:
    Don’t know ya personally, but you know that doesn’t matter; you’re a racer, so you’re ‘family’. Get well soon!

  5. Nigel Tee says:

    Get better soon Joe. Ive hurt myself more in racecars than dragbikes. More guys to tangle with i guess!

  6. Butter says:

    You might want to consider coming down to red-neck country and try racing lawn mowers. Better yet, lets go hog hunting as soon as it turns cold down here.

  7. Walt says:

    well wishes to you Joe.

  8. A A says:

    Dear Joe:
    Has been a long time so am wondering
    now if you are healed and back to racing.
    How it the family?
    Your graphics/catalog designer…
    May you have the best year yet in 2015!
    A A

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