Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Kinzer injured in race crash

Prominent local businessman and well-known drag racer Willard Kinzer remains in a Rockingham, North Carolina, hospital, recovering from a serious crash last week. The 87-year-old Kinzer was scheduled to race this past weekend at Rockingham Dragway's "Dragstock 8," but lost control of his car as it crossed the finish line and hit a retaining wall during a test run Thursday. Track officials say he was unconscious during most of the extraction and as he was transported to the hospital. According to a member of his race team, Kinzer sustained no serious injuries and he is expected to make a full recovery. They are hopeful he will be released from the hospital later this week.