Encouraging improvement from a neck injury has paved the way for Shaun Dobson’s return to 410 Sprintcars that has been scheduled in just under a fortnight’s time.
Back in July, Dobson sustained a fractured T7 vertebra in a massive crash during his American racing debut that took place at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway in California for the running of the second annual Peter Murphy Classic.
Since the crash, Dobson has been working hard to get ready for the upcoming 2015-16 season, and he now feels confident enough to get back behind the wheel of his ACT # 21 Essendon Ford supported KRE Race Engines prepared 410ci Chev powered Cool car.
“My plans were a bit up in the air a month or so ago, but over the past couple of weeks I have been starting to feel a lot better,” explained the 22-year-old from Hobart in Tasmania.
“I have been seeing my physio on a regular basis and there have been plenty of positive signs, and those signs have given me the confidence get back behind the wheel.”
Dobson plans to take part in this weekend’s practice meeting at Latrobe’s Bendigo Bank Arena, and all things going well, the team will then venture over to the mainland in readiness for the annual Fireball Derby at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway in Victoria the following weekend.
“I’m looking forward to getting back behind the wheel and blowing out the cobwebs and getting my confidence back,” he enthused.
“Our schedule for the season ahead after Avalon Raceway is at the moment unclear, but the plan is to base our team on the mainland and just take every race meeting as it comes.”
Dobson would like to thank the following 2015-16 season sponsors for all of their support:
Quantum Quartz Designer Stone
Road & River Motorcycles