KVSH Racing have confirmed that while en route to Phoenix for the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix on Wednesday afternoon the transporter carrying Sebastien Bourdais’ No.11 Team Hydroxycut Chevrolet caught fire.
The fire broke out on the rear axle of the transporter but thanks to the quick actions of the team personnel in the cab and rival team personnel in convoy no injuries were suffered and although the transporter sustained substantial damage neither the car or team equipment were damaged.
KVSH Racing General Manager Steve Moore commented by saying:
First and foremost, the good news is that both of our team members, John Phil Davis and Eric “Stu” Stewart were uninjured. 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.
Efforts are currently underway to find alternative logistics to get the team to Phoenix International Raceway so that the No.11 Team Hydroxycut Chevrolet can rise like a phoenix from the ashes for this weekend’s race the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix.