Drag Racer Ronnie Davis and Journalist Ian Tocher Injured in Crash

By Dave Martin, Epoch Times
April 10, 2016 Updated: April 10, 2016

Drag racer Ronnie Davis and sports journalist/photographer Ian Tocher were seriously injured Saturday, April 9 in a crash during Top Sportsman qualifying for the third annual PDRA Spring Nationals at Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina, according to a report on Drag Illustrated.

Tocher, a senior editor at Drag Illustrated, was hit by debris from the crash. Both Davis and Tocher were hospitalized after the crash Saturday afternoon, Competition Plus reported.


UPDATE: Not a lot has changed since this morning, but Sue did speak to Ian this afternoon, and he opened his eyes when…

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The 58-year-old Davis was taken to Moore County Regional Hospital in Pinehurst after he lost control of his Corvette beyond the finish line after an unsuccessful qualifying attempt.

Tocher, 55, was hit by the debree and was taken by care flight to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

“Not only are Ian and Ronnie extremely close friends, they are incredible ambassadors for the sport of drag racing,” Drag Illustrated posted on Facebook. “Our collective focus should be on sending positive thoughts and prayers their direction.”

Davis, who’s known as “The King” is the reigning PDRA World Champion in the Top Sportsman class and is the owner of Davis Golf Carts, the official pit vehicle provider to the PDRA.


UPDATE: Ian Tocher remains in stable condition at UNC Medical Center’s Trauma Unit in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and…

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