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November 29th, 2016 - Batesville, Arkansas (11/29/16) – Jared Landers was examined by a specialist at the Cleveland Clinic on Monday as the Arkansas native looked for more insight into the status of his recovery from his July crash.
The physician gave the pilot of the Crop Production Services #777 Mark Martin Automotive/ Sweet Bloomquist/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model the news that he had been praying to hear.
“Basically he said that, while I’ll always have a big of a scar where the injury was on my carotid artery, that things have healed nicely,” said Landers. “Most important to me, he said that he wants to see me back here in a few months for one more round of tests, but that he doesn’t currently see a reason that I can’t return to action in time for Speedweeks.
Jared suffered a torn carotid artery in his neck in a wild flip at Tri City Speedway (Granite City, Illinois) on July 15, 2016. The extent of the injury wasn’t discovered until mid-August, and he’s been out of action ever since.
“To say I’ve been on pins and needles for the past five months now would be a giant understatement,” commented Landers. “As a racer you just sit there and think ‘what am I going to do to support my family if I can no longer race’. Then you are also thinking my family absolutely comes first, so there’s no way I can get back in a car if the doctors aren’t confident that I’ll be safe doing so.
“Mark (Martin) went with me to the doctor’s appointment, and the two of us asked every question imaginable, and the great news was that the doctor had no concern about me racing again,” continued Landers.
While there has been some speculation in the racing community about the potential that the injury may have been created due to restricted movement because of his restraints, Landers quickly indicated that the doctor dismissed this potential.
“Again Mark and I point blank asked the doctor if my safety devices might have caused the injury, and the doctor immediately told me the devices had no factor in my injury. He basically said that this injury was created from the sudden stop and that with or without my head restraint I would’ve suffered this injury because of how violent the wreck was.”
As Landers and his team begin to prepare for the 2017 season opener in early February at Golden Isles Speedway (Brunswick, Georgia) with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series he wants to again thank everyone for their support.
“My family, my sponsors, and my fans have been nothing short of incredible through this whole ordeal,” Landers thoughtfully said. “I feel like I’m more focused than ever before on my life and my racing career, and I can’t wait to get back on the track.
Jared also would like to let everyone know that he has several new apparel items available for purchase on his website. These make great Christmas presents, and can be purchased by visiting the Apparel section at www.JaredLanders.com.
November 23rd, 2016 - Competing in a shortened season after suffering a neck injury in July, Jared Landers ran in 49 total events throughout the 2016 season with three overall victories. With the weather affecting nine of his scheduled dates, Landers reeled in 19 Top 5 finishes and 30 Top 10 outings. After sitting out the remainder of the season when he was diagnosed, Jared still placed 10th overall in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) point standings.
September 14th, 2016 - After being injured in a wild wreck in mid-July, Jared Landers had hoped to return to the driver’s seat this week during the 13th annual Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals. Unfortunately, the pilot of the Crop Production Services #777 Mark Martin Automotive/ Sweet Bloomquist/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model will have to wait a few more weeks before he gets to race again.
“I went to the doctor this week, and he gave me good news and bad news,” said the 34-year-old, Landers. “He told me that the carotid artery is definitely healing, but it’s just healing a little slower than originally projected. As a result, he told me to be safe that I needed to wait and undergo more tests in two weeks to determine if I’m ready to race again or not.”
Jared suffered a torn carotid artery in a wild flip at Tri City Speedway (Granite City, Illinois) on July 15. The extent of the injury wasn’t discovered until mid-August, and he’s been out of action ever since. “It stinks to have to wait a little longer until I get to race again, but clearly I don’t want to rush this at all,” said Landers. “I have my whole life still to race, but right now I want to look out for what’s in the best interest of my family and myself.”
He concludes by saying, “I just want to thank all of my sponsors and my fans for their great support during this really trying time. Their backing and words of encouragement have helped me more than they’ll ever know. When I do get back on the track again, I honestly believe that my focus and my determination will be stronger than it’s ever been.”
August 26th, 2016 - Jared Landers continues to be on the mend as he recovers from injuries sustained earlier this year at Tri City Speedway (Pontoon Beach, Illinois). During his recover time, he will be out of action for a few weeks. Jared hopes to return to action on September 15-17 at Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) during the annual Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals. Landers would like to thank everyone, who has shown support and well wishes for him, and he eagerly anticipates returning to the driver's seat of his familiar #777 Crop Production Services Super Late Model as soon as possible.
August 13th, 2016 - Traveling to Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) on Thursday for the rescheduled Ralph Latham Memorial, Jared Landers was one of 65 Super Late Models signed in for the opening night of three-day event. After timing in 4th fastest in his group, Landers cruised to heat race win giving him the pole position for the $30,000-to-win A-Main. Losing the lead on the lap 5, Jared held on to place 5th in the 100-lapper finishing behind Scott Bloomquist, Don O’Neal, Dennis Erb Jr., and Bobby Pierce.
The following night competing in two rounds of heat action, Jared followed up a heat race victory with a 5th place finish in his second heat. Earning the 9th-starting position for the $50,000-to-win Sunoco North/South 100 on Saturday night, Landers was battling in the Top 5 until getting together with another competitor during a restart on lap 32. Coming from the tail of the field, Jared Landers worked his way up to a 12th place finish in the 100-lap affair.
Jared remains in third in the LOLMDS point standings. Full results from these events are available at www.LucasDirt.com.
December 18th, 2015 - Competing in a total of fifty-nine events during the 2015 season, Jared Landers picked up one Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) win along with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) Topless 100 at Batesville Motor Speedway (Batesville, Arkansas). With the rain affecting seventeen of his scheduled dates, Landers reeled in thirty-one top ten finishes and twenty top five outings. He also finished the season in seventh in the LOLMDS points standings.