Ed Burnley, a nitrous Pro Modified racer from Pasadena, Md., was seriously injured in an accident while racing at the Maple Grove Raceway Super Chevy event last weekend in Reading, Pa.
Burnley underwent surgery this morning to correct a broken bone revealed during an MRI on Monday. A team spokesperson told CompetitionPlus.com the surgery went well and Burnley is in recovery.
Burnley was racing Harry Pappas in the final round of the Pro Modified portion of the event when he lost control of his 1967 Camaro as it neared the finish line. The car crossed the centerline, then swerved back into his lane before before striking the retaining wall.
Burnley was taken out of his car, treated and transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital immediately following the incident.
The damage to the concrete retaining wall was so extensive that race officials were forced to cancel the remainder of the event.
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