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Jun 16, 2001

Oliver Will Ride With Cracked Leg Bone, Gobert's Injuries Include Broken Wrist

A medical condition update issued by New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire Saturday morning stated that Anthony Gobert's injuries include a broken left wrist as well as a lacerated right shoulder and a dislocated right shoulder. The condition update also said that Rich Oliver will compete in the 250cc Grand Prix race with a hairline fracture of the right tibia (a bone in the lower leg).<BR><BR>Prior to his crash in Friday's second 250cc Grand Prix practice, Oliver was second-fastest behind local star Jeff Wood, who turned a 1:12.861 to Oliver's 1:13.181. Reigning Champion Chuck Sorensen was third-fastest at 1:13.891, followed by 1999 Loudon race winner Derek MacKelvie King at 1:14.829, Michael Hannas at 1:15.153, Perry Melneciuc at 1:15.347, Mike Himmelsbach at 1:15.974, Ed Marchini at 1:16.418, Cory West at 1:16.737 and Steve Scott at 1:17.037.