Thankfully, all of the drivers involved had non-life-threatening injuries.
At this past weekend’s Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge race, a serious crash during the second lap led to a nine-car pileup, eventually calling for the race to be abandoned and rescheduled. It all happened at Watkins Glen, and sent four drivers to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
During the second lap of the race, drivers Trenton Estep and Remo Ruscitti made side-by-side contact, sending the cars careening into the outer guardrail and blocking the flow of traffic on the track. The chain reaction saw nine cars in total among the wreckage, sending a few of the drivers to a local area hospital.
Etienne Borgeat, Jeff Mosing, Stephen Tullman, and Trenton Estep were among those transported to the hospital, while Remo Ruscitti, Alejando Chahwan, Orey Fidani, Mark Kvamme, and Tim Sanderson, who were also involved in the wreck, were evaluated and released from the infield care center. Thankfully, all of them were cleared with non-life-threatening injuries, Estep even posted a picture from his hospital bed assuring fans that he was okay:
Due to the amount of cars involved, and the large amount of debris on the track, the race was halted for a number of minutes before being abandoned altogether. The combined Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA and Canada race will be rescheduled for another date.
This is the second race of the weekend that saw drivers being sent to the hospital. DTM drivers Mike Rockenfeller and Gary Paffett were taken to the hospital following a wreck at the Norisring, which saw Paffett’s Mercedes C63 smash into the inside wall before colliding with Rockenfeller’s Audi following an attempted pass. Both drivers were able to walk away from their cars following the wreck, though Rockenfeller suffered a "small fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone [in] his left foot," said Audi.