May 10, 2001
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Gus Conrades, CEO of Wrenchead.com, Inc., crashed and suffered serious injuries April 27, during practice for the first CCS event of the season at New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. According to Conrades' friend Richie Alexander of Attack Racing, Conrades collided with a slower rider, and the front brake lever of Conrades' GSX-R600 hit the other rider's bike. Conrades was thrown over his motorcycle and was then hit by another motorcycle while laying on the track. "The third bike did the real damage," said Alexander.<BR><BR>Conrades suffered a shattered pelvis along with some internal injuries. The condition of Conrades' internal organs stabilized, but Conrades is currently in traction in a rehabilitation facility in White Plains, New York where he will most likely be for the next two months. "He's got rods sticking out through his stomach and stuff," said Alexander.<BR><BR>Conrades described the incident as being "just racing."<BR><BR>According to an e-mail from Conrades' personal assistant Jeanette Thompson, "We here at Wrenchead, Inc. are treating this as a personal and private matter for Gus and his family. I just wanted to let you know that Gus is okay and doing well."<BR>