Brad Loyet Injured In Shop Accident

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Brad Loyet (Mark Funderburk photo)

SUNSET HILLS, Mo. — Popular midget and sprint car driver Brad Loyet suffered a severe arm injury on Tuesday morning in his Missouri race shop.

The incident was reported on Loyet’s Facebook page. According to the post, Loyet was injured when the wheel failed. Loyet’s arm was broken in multiple places and there were several open wounds. He underwent surgery and had two plates placed in his forearm.

Loyet also suffered a wound on his thigh. Later, in the day Loyet addressed his injuries on Facebook: “First off thanks to everyone for the thoughts and well wishes,” he posted. “ It’s safe to say I’ve had much better days. Like to thank my wife Cassie Rocco Loyet for everything she deals with for me. Christian Busche acted fast and likely made a horrible situation better.

“My family was all here to support me which helped keep my spirits high. I’ll be down and out for a while and am stuck here (hospital) for a couple days. Sounds like the surgeon did a great job and I should recover fully with time and extensive therapy.”

Loyet, who first burst upon the racing scene driving midgets, is a regular in the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Series.