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May 18, 2001

I Never Got Into The Wall, Lopez Says Of Big Crash Into Air Fence

"I never got into the wall," Grant Lopez said of his big crash during Formula Xtreme practice this morning, which saw him slide at over 100 mph into the Air Fence modules lining a concrete wall outside turn 12.<BR><BR>"I was sliding head first with my arms out," Lopez said, "and went into the Air Fence. My arm hooked on the (bottom) outside edge of the Air Fence. I never got into the wall."<BR><BR>Lopez suffered a dislocated right shoulder and a bone chip in the shoulder socket.