Andretti Autosport’s Larrison injured in testing crash

Sprint car racer Mike Larrison sustained back and foot injuries in a Firestone Indy Lights testing crash earlier this month, according to INDYCAR Medical Director Dr. Michael Olinger.

According to Dr. Oliner, Larrison, who was involved in an accident during a Firestone Indy Lights test Sept. 9 at Kentucky Speedway, sustained a L2 lumbar spine fracture that does not require surgery or a brace. He also has a fracture of the left heel that will require surgery.

Larrison, was testing with Andretti Autosport in anticipation of making his series debut later this year at Las Vegas.

[Editor's Note: We want to know who had the idea that front engine dirt track drivers can make it in rear engine cars? Those days were over in the 60s. Today if you do not come up driving road courses with the engine behind you, your chances of excelling in open wheel racing at the top levels is slim to none. Poor Randy Bernard, who has little experience in racing, was led to believe that there is some correlation between the two forms of racing. There is none. Front engine dirt track drivers would do better driving front engine taxi cabs in NASCAR – the center of gravity and polar moment of inertia of front engine cars are similar and you only have to turn left. The following video explains the concept of American taxi cab (oops NASCAR) drivers and what the IRL was originally supposed to be all about.]

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