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Jan 29, 2003

WSMC Racer Craig Raines Out Of ICU, Expected To Make Complete Recovery

<BR>Copyright 2003, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>By David Swarts<BR><BR>Willow Springs Motorcycle Club racer Craig Raines, who was injured in a multi-bike incident during WSMC races at Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, California January 19, is out of Intensive Care and is expected to make a full recovery. <BR><BR>That's the word coming from WSMC Operations Manager Kenny Kopecky, who spoke to both Raines and his father Tuesday, January 28.<BR><BR>Kopecky was also involved in the crash that saw three riders collide and two crash at approximately 140 mph in Willow Springs' turn eight/nine area. Raines was airlifted from the track with a closed head injury and later placed into a medically-induced coma due to brain swelling. <BR><BR><BR><BR>