Originally Posted by messenger13
Today, I bought my son a 4-wheeler. But I did not
buy him the United Motors unit. I found an '05 Honda 350 with less than 200 miles on it for less money than the UM. I can't believe the deal I got on this Honda. And the feeling that comes with buying my son the things that I didn't have as a boy is PRICELESS.
This Champ Car story may help your son avoid what the Champ Car Champion could not. ATV's have a habit of flipping over and landing on the person who was exceeding the stability of the ATV. Kinda like Big Ben not needing a helmet in his blue hair Chrysler story, but four rather than two wheels. Thankfully, my sons lived thru their teenage two wheel phase and are both now college grads. Hope your boy has a blast on that thing. Just remind him if Paul can get hurt by pushing the limits, he needs to be careful not to tip over the rolling apple cart. They flip before you can say ATV..........
PAUL TO MISS MEXICO CITY DUE TO INJURY
Indianapolis, Indiana Ė November 6, 2006 Ė Forsythe Championship Racing announced today that it will withdraw the #3 INDECK Ford-Cosworth/Bridgestone/Lola entry from the Gran Premio Telmex Presented by Banamex due to the injury suffered by Paul during an ATV accident at his home town of Las Vegas, Nevada. Tracyís withdrawal will end a streak of 136 consecutive Champ Car starts, which ranks him seventh in the all time list. The Team will focus its efforts on its two new rookie drivers, Buddy Rice and David Martinez, who will both make their Champ Car debuts at the Mexico City event, November 10th Ė 12th.
Paul: ďThis story has gotten blown way out of proportion. Basically what happened is that I was out with some friends playing around with an ATV that I own and it just got a little out of hand, I flipped it over and it landed on top of me. The first three or four days I was making a lot of progress and I thought that I was going to be okay for Mexico. I was doing therapy and some exercises and I think I just overdid it, I just went backwards really fast and the injury got worse.
Iím very disappointed obviously. Itís been a long season, Iíve done Grand Am races, Nascar races, Iíve done a lot of testing, so for now the best thing is to relax and let my shoulder heal, I donít want to risk hurting it even more. Dr. Trammell reviewed my X-rays and he recommended that I stay out of the car for a few weeks so the bone can heal properly.
Iím disappointed for the Team, itís been a long and unsuccessful season and we wanted to end it on a high note. But now the focus is next year, I know that we are going to come back with the new car and we are going to be super strong and challenging for the Championship.Ē