Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals
Update On Ashton Torgerson
TULSA, Okla. (January 12, 2023) Ashton Torgerson was being held for observation at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after a wreck during the main event of Wednesday night’s race at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.
Torgerson, 16, of Medford, Ore., was transported shortly after the wreck but was awake and alert when he was transported. Torgerson’s father, Danny, said he passed multiple cognitive tests and had no broken bones.
The Torgerson Racing Facebook page posted an update at 11 a.m. that stated: “Ashton is sore and has been resting. The CT (scan) came back with some blood on the brain, so they continue to monitor. Dr’s are amazing that he is doing so well. The support from everyone has been amazing … will update again tonight.”
Danny Torgerson said on Thursday morning, “The whole racing community has just been amazing. It means a lot. I think the most important thing is, the responders and the officials at the Chili Bowl, if they weren’t as good as they were, that literally could be a difference between a life and death situation.”
For further updates on Torgerson, go to the Torgerson Racing Facebook page or @torgersonracing Twitter account. You can also follow @Peterson_Media on Twitter for updates.
UPDATE: Posted to the Torgerson Racing Facebook Page on January 12, 2023, at 8:26 a.m. (CT)
"Good morning, update on Ashton: had a decent night,Dr's were just in and said there will be some more test this morning...if those look good they are going to try to get him up for a walk and see how he reacts to being up and on his feet...Again thank you everyone, we are all overwhelmed with the support."
UPDATE: Posted to the Torgerson Racing Twitter Page on January 13, 2023, at 1:23 p.m. (CT)
Update on Ashton.. he got out of the hospital bed for the 1st and went for a short walk!! Dr's said blood on brain has not gotten worse..so thankful he is improving so quickly ..again thank you all..
Submitted By: Bryan Hulbert