Updated November 15, 2021
(November 15, 2021) — Daison Pursley was transported to a local area hospital following a crash during the third heat race of the Western World Championships at Arizona Speedway with the USAC National Midget Car Series.
Pursley’s family released on Sunday morning that he suffered a broken C4 and C5 vertebrae along with a spinal cord injury. Pursley is slated to undergo surgery Sunday morning.
The most recent update late Sunday night from the family was Pursley was out of surgery to fuse his C3-C5 vertebrates.
Pursley, age 17 from Locust Grove, Oklahoma, is sixth in the USAC National Midget Car Series standings driving for Keith Kunz Motorsports. TJSlideways.com will post more information on this story as we receive it.