Karsyn Elledge was shaken up but appeared uninjured following a frightening wreck during a USAC Racing midget car event Tuesday night at Red Dirt Raceway in Oklahoma.
Elledge, driving the No. 1, began to tumble down the track entering Turn 3 and flipped high enough to careen over the Turn 3 wall and crash onto the ground outside the track, near the woods.
Elledge climbed out of her car under her own power and was seen talking to medical personnel.
Karsyn’s mom, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, tweeted that her daughter was OK — and mom was, too, after watching the incident on TV.
.@KarsynElledge3 is ok, shaken up as you can imagine. Thanks for everyone checking on her and being concerned!— Kelley Earnhardt (@EarnhardtKelley) July 10, 2019
Try watching this from your couch as the mom. https://t.co/VOOa3LWZjQ— Kelley Earnhardt (@EarnhardtKelley) July 10, 2019
Later on, Karsyn provided an update and a thank-you note herself:
NASCAR.com profiled Karsyn Elledge earlier this year as she makes her way up the sprint car ranks, with a spotlight firmly affixed to her. The 18-year-old has a racing pedigree as a member of the Earnhardt family — and she has the Earnhardt racing gene, too.