Dale Creasy, Jr. on the mend

July 27, 2008 by  
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Funny Car driver Dale Creasy, Jr. has returned to his home in Illinois after spending two weeks in Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, in treatment for severe leg injuries suffered during the Rocky Mountain Nationals. Creasy endured several surgeries to reconstruct his left leg.

The Creasy family has incurred a large debt for the medical bills and will accrue more during the lengthy rehabilitation. To help with expenses, God Speed Ministry has created a fund to receive donations to help defray the medical expenses. God Speed Ministry will be establishing an online donation account that concerned fans can contribute to. In the mean time, checks may be made out to:

GOD SPEED MINISTRY, INC
with DALE CREASY JR. FUND on the memo line.

Send your check to:

God Speed Ministry
141 E.A.
Bingham Rd
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

You can also make your donation at the God Speed Pit Area at the Northern Nationals in Martin, Michigan on August 1-3.

Creasy begins recovery process after severe transmission explosion

July 9, 2008 by  
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Funny Car driver Dale Creasy Jr. remains in Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, where he has been since Sunday. He's beginning his recovery from injuries sustained at the IHRA CARS RV & Marine & Motorsport Rocky Mountain Nationals. Creasy suffered leg injuries when his transmission exploded during a run at Rocky Mountain Nationals.

Its been reported that he can now move his toes on his left leg, following a five hour surgery to pin the bones in his lower leg back together on Tuesday. On Wednesday, he endured another three hour surgery to continue reconstructing his left leg. He is expected to have another surgery on Thursday to complete the repairs. He is expected to remain at Royal Alexandra Hospital for an additional seven to ten days. His rehabilitation is expected to take six months before he can start walking.

Creasy is a full-time driver in the IHRA Nitro Funny Car series, a two-time defending IHRA Nitro Funny Car World Champion, and is a veteran of NHRA Fuel Funny Car competition. Immediately before the Rocky Mountain Nationals, Creasy was number one in IHRA championship points, leading second place Paul Lee by 45 points and Sunday's event winner, Matt Hagan, by 56 points. IHRA has yet to update the official points standings after Sunday's race. Creasy will miss the four events that remain in the IHRA racing season.

Get well cards and greetings can be sent to Dale Creasy, Jr. at this address:

Dale Creasy Jr.
1550 Mallard’s Cove
Beecher, Illinois 60401

Well wishes can also be sent through the site http://getwellpeanut.com/

Matt Hagan wins at IHRA Rocky Mountain Nationals, Creasy Injured

July 9, 2008 by  
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Matt Hagan wins again and another Funny Car driver is injured and out for the rest of the season.

EDMONTON, Ab. (July 7, 2008) – Matt Hagan knocked off Grant Downing to claim the Nitro Funny Car title at the CARS RV & Marine & Motorsport Rocky Mountain Nationals in Edmonton, but his visit to the Winner’s Circle was less than joyous. Though his focus was on racing his mind was worlds away, on friend and teammate Dale Creasy Jr. at Royal Alexandria Hospital in downtown Edmonton.

Creasy suffered severe leg trauma following his semifinal round crash Sunday afternoon and was airlifted to the hospital. He was scheduled for surgery Monday with a broken right foot and compound fractures in his left leg. Creasy is the driver responsible for getting Hagan into a competitive Nitro Funny Car this season after he moved up from the Pro Modified ranks, and the win at Castrol Raceway. He considers...

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Creasy Cruises to First Win in 2008

June 18, 2008 by  
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Mechanicsville, Md. (June 15, 2008) – Last season Dale Creasy Jr. was a regular visitor to the winner’s circle at IHRA Nitro Jam events. He won six times during the 2007 season in easily cruising to his second consecutive world championship.

This season things have not come quite as easily for the Beecher, Ill. resident. Through three national events heading into the President’s Cup Nationals, Creasy had failed to...

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Thunder Nationals bring the noise to Martin – Exhibition Race

May 15, 2008 by  
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MARTIN -- The wheels on his tricycle might have smoked when Les Shockley was a toddler, but that ride certainly didn't have the fire and noise his machine had before 15,000 fans at Knoll Gas Motorsports Park at U.S. 131.

Driving a twin jet-powered 1957 Chevy "ShockWave" pickup, Shockley, 64, easily won the unofficial title for most thunder Saturday night during the 38th annual National City Thunder Nationals.

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Although 2006 IHRA Nitro Funny Car Champion Dale Creasy's 304.29 mph pass in 4.99 seconds had to be considered an exhibition run because he was the only entry in his class...

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IHRA Spring Nationals a Bittersweet Weekend for Dale Creasy Jr.

April 23, 2008 by  
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Defending Nitro Funny Car World Champion falls to Matt Hagan in the first round at Rockingham Dragway

ROCKINGHAM, NC (April 22, 2008) - Dale Creasy Jr. is never happy about a first-round loss at any IHRA national event. But when you consider how the weekend unfolded, the fact that his Torco teammate Matt Hagan went on to win his first...

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Steven Macklyn Wins Nitro Funny Car Ironman at the Texas Nationals

April 7, 2008 by  
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Steven Macklyn earned his first Ironman at the Texas Nationals. Macklyn captured the Knoll Gas – Torco Racing Fuels Pro Nitro Funny Car Ironman by stopping defending Champion Dale Creasy Jr. in the final round....

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Strong Nitro Fields to Headline Season-Opening Amalie Oil Texas Nationals

March 16, 2008 by  
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... Creasy also knows IHRA’s Nitro Funny Car class keeps getting stronger and stronger. Bob Gilbertson will be back with new Crew Chief Nicky Boninfante calling the shots. Matt Hagan has left the Pro Mod ranks to compete in the Nitro Funny Car ranks with 2006 IHRA Professional Crew Chief of the Year Jay Lewis calling the shots. Terry Haddock has stepped up...

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