KVSH Racing escape truck fire on route to Phoenix

KVSH Racing will be racing this weekend at the Phoenix International Raceway with Sebastien Bourdais despite a fire that hit the transporter carrying the #11 Hydroxcut-sponsored car to the first Verizon IndyCar Series oval event of the season.

The fire occurred towards the back of the transporter, and was confined to the rear axle, with neither of the crewmembers on board suffering any injuries.

Frenchman Bourdais is the team’s only full-time IndyCar Series entrant in 2016 but failed to finish the season opening race at St Petersburg due to a mechanical issue, but lucky for both himself and the team, his primary car was undamaged in the fire, as was all the important equipment required to race.

“First and foremost, the good news is that both of our team members, John Phil Davis and Eric “Stu” Stewart were uninjured,” said KVSH General Manager Steve Moore. “Secondarily, the cars and equipment are undamaged.

“We are very fortunate to have to highly skilled and experienced transportation professionals who took quick and decisive action. Without them this situation could have been a lot worse.

“KVSH Racing would also like to thank the members of other teams and local Fire and Police responders for their assistance.”