Jon Field Survives Horrific Sebring Crash

The test run held on Monday at the Sebring International Raceway, in preparation for the 12 Hours of Sebring (opening round of the American Le Mans Series) was interrupted in the afternoon by a terrible crash involving the No. 37 Intersport Racing Lola B06/10 driven by Jon Field.

According to the Auto Racing, a gust of wind pushed the P! racer sideways while approaching the Turn 10 section, sending in out of control into the air. The machine landed upside down and then rolled over once again.

According to witnesses, Field got out of the car and then collapsed. He was taken to the Highlands Regional Medical Center and was released later the same day. He will return to the track in April, too late for Field to continue his streak of 13 consecutive 12 Hours of Sebring starts.

Somewhat disapproving with the official conclusion of the investigators, who blame the wind for the crash, Field said just before it happened the rear wing collapsed, while his teammates were also investigating a punctured tire as the main cause of the crash.

In the end, Intersport announced the reason of the crash was a failure to the right-rear suspension.

As a result of Monday's crash, Intersport Racing racing announce it will not field the AER-powered Lola B06/10 at this Saturday's race.

"First and foremost, we are relieved that Jon was able to walk away from the wreck without injury," Intersport team manager Brian Alder told "It is a tribute to IMSA safety regulations and the construction of the Lola to see our driver walk away from such a horrific crash."

"With Jon on the mend. We will channel our focus for the 12 Hour to the team's LMPC car. We will also be busy with our IMSA Lites entries. We're very confident and enthusiastic about the team's competitiveness in those programs."
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