Broken wrist sidelines UMP points leader
After breaking his right wrist in Friday’s J.R. Kimler Memorial at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway, UMP DIRTcar weekly points leader McKay Wenger of Fairbury, Ill., will be sidelined indefinitely, the team announced.
According to a post on his Facebook page, the 29-year-old Wenger was involved in a first-lap pileup and his wrist was injured when his car was struck in the left-front wheel, quickly turning the steering wheel. While Wenger was able to finish the race, finishing fourth, he later posted that incident had resulted in a broken wrist and that he plans to see an orthopedist today.
Wenger has nine 2016 victories at five Illinois tracks, including three at Farmer City and two on the Midwest Big 10 Series.
In points tabulated through July 10, Wenger has 1,888 points to lead UMP DIRTcar weekly points over Bobby Pierce (1,876) and Jason Feger (1,772). He’s also leading UMP DIRTcar’s Midwest Region points.