Med Flight to Provide Service at Road America's First NASCAR Race
MADISON - UW Hospital Med Flight team members will keep a close eye on some of the fastest drivers in the world this week.
Road America, at NASCAR's request, has secured Med Flight to serve as the on-site flying trauma team for drivers during the Bucyrus 200 road race at Road America in Elkhart Lake. It's the first time NASCAR will host a road race at Elkhart Lake.
"We've made arrangements to send one of our aircraft and nine members of the Med Flight team to Elkhart Lake, while providing the same emergency air medical service to the region," says Dan Williams, Med Flight program director. Williams says all expenses including the Med Flight aircraft and personnel are being covered by the event.
Road America paved a special landing zone at the track to accommodate take-offs and landings in case a driver is seriously injured in a crash. During the race, Road America will announce that Med Flight is the official air medical provider for the road race.
"We're honored to be chosen by Road America and NASCAR from the many quality air medical services in the upper Midwest. It's a credit to our flight physicians, nurses and pilots and the high quality emergency care they provide," says Williams.
Practice sessions and time trials begin tomorrow and the race is on Saturday.
Date Published: 06/16/2010