SpeedSeries information | Trans Am racer Ben Grice reveals he was knocked out, concussed in grisly crash

Ben Grice has revealed he was knocked out and suffered for weeks with concussion after an enormous crash within the Nationwide Trans Am Sequence season-opener.

The son of two-time Bathurst 1000 winner Allan Grice was hit from behind after his Ford Mustang all of a sudden slowed on account of a mechanical failure.

A element between the engine and the rear wheels broke, inflicting his automobile to lose energy.

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Simply seconds after he slowed and pulled to the aspect of the Symmons Plains circuit, James Simpson slammed his Dodge Challenger into the again of the just about stationary automobile – unsighted by one other competitor in entrance of him.

Trans Am racer walks away from scary flip

Grice had been main the race forward of James Moffat, whose father Allan Moffat raced Grice Sr. within the heyday of Australian touring automobile racing all through the Nineteen Seventies and ’80s. 

“A variety of the opposite vehicles noticed me, missed me, and I felt like I nonetheless had slightly little bit of driver or was diagnosing the issue till I felt I used to be trapped,” stated Grice.

“I received hit, just about run over and hit within the driver’s seat, behind the pinnacle – it was fairly extraordinary.

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“It was like a bomb going off. I felt like I used to be sitting on high of a grenade or one thing, ears ringing, the whole lot goes white and dizzy. 

“I had slightly little bit of a nap there for some time. It was like attempting to get off the bed when your alarm goes off. It was a bit powerful to stand up, to get up from that. 

“There was a paramedic, he led me into the again of an ambulance and sat down there nonetheless in shock. I am undecided whether or not I handed out once more or not, however it was extraordinary.”

Within the days after the incident, Grice started to really feel uneasy.

He quickly realised he was experiencing concussion signs.

“I felt okay the Sunday after which the Tuesday it actually hit me,” Grice defined.

“I used to be a bit confused and getting misplaced and could not drive residence, then labored out I had fairly cheap concussion. 

“It took just a few weeks in a darkish room to recover from it and it was a fairly extraordinary time.”

Former Supercars driver Greg Crick received Grice right into a rehabilitation centre, realizing he wanted to be match for the remainder of the season. 

Now, Grice will return to the SpeedSeries program on the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on Could 12-14 for spherical two.

Having missed the ultimate race of the weekend at Symmons Plains, Grice is taking part in catch up after James Moffat swept all three of the races in February.

Grice will return to the collection with an all-new chassis after the automobile that he wrecked in Tasmania was written off.

Trans Am will kind a part of a blockbuster card on the Victorian circuit, which is headlined by the TCR Australia Sequence.

GT World Problem Australia and the V8 Touring Automotive Sequence each boast grids of 20-plus vehicles.

The V8-powered S5000 single seaters in addition to manufacturing vehicles and GT4 may also characteristic. 

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