Making one of the biggest personal sacrifices to attend The Shakedown Nationals this weekend was injured ADRL Pro Nitrous standout Robert Patrick. The Fredericksburg, Va., veteran driver is mending from a wall-banging crash during ADRL qualifying in late September at Summit Motorsports Park at Norwalk, Ohio. It left him with a torn ACL, broken foot, hyper-extended knee, and broken kneecap for which he'll undergo surgery Nov. 8.
"I was so ready to get out of the house after sitting around for two weeks," Patrick said. He teased that had been watching soap operas continually, but he wasn't joking when he said he drove himself from Virginia up to New Jersey in his Ford pick-up.
"I have cruise control. And it's my left leg, so I don't need that to drive," he said.
Hanging onto his trusty pair of crutches, Patrick said he's still in a lot of pain. But he said opting to hang out with his always-entertaining friend Pat Musi was worth the effort. Musi is sponsor of the Top Sportsman class this weekend and is racing in the Pro Modified class.
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