Sprintcar burns driver on track to recovery

INJURED sprintcar driver Jack Lee is in good spirits as he recovers from leg burns at his Terang home. 

The 21-year-old, who was treated at The Alfred hospital  after a fuel leak ignited at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway on December 27, even attended Laang speedway last week to watch Camperdown wingless sprints racer Jye Saunders win driving Lee’s car.

“I was only out there for a few hours and then home again,” Lee told The Standard.

“He (Saunders) did really well. He drove it a treat.”

Doctors are yet to give a timeline on when Lee will be back on the sprintcar track as he recovers from surgery and skin grafts on both legs. 

“I got home last Tuesday and have pretty much just been resting up at home.

“I just went back to the Alfred and they were pretty happy with (the healing).

“They haven’t given a timeline yet and I’m not too fussed.

“I think it varies from case to case. I’m not in much pain at all.

“It is disappointing to miss the season. I was pretty keen to have a crack at the world series and do well in that but there’s not much I can do now.”

Lee said he appreciated the support shown from the community since the racing mishap last month.

“I’ve had massive support from my family and my nanna has been here every day looking after me, which has been awesome.

“The community and everybody at the speedway have been awesome.

“I appreciate the calls and texts and hope to be back sooner rather than later.”

Jack Lee.

Jack Lee.


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