Tony Canale and his driver had one heck of a sixth lap on Sunday’s during the SBI races in Clearwater, Florida.
The duo were competing in their 35 Fountain with Arneson drives, pushing hard on the sixth lap of the race when between turns 3 and 4 their boat crashed and flipped several times before coming to rest at the edge of the course. We were able to speak with Tony today on his way home from the hospital and gave us the low down on what happened.
Tony said, ” We came into turn three running good, but we never made it to turn four. I remember going over a couple times but other than that the only thing I remember is that all of a sudden we were sitting there with the paramedics asking if we were okay and could get out of the boat.”
Both men were released from the hospital today with non life-threatening injuries. Tony’s driver suffered a concussion and is expected to make a full recovery while Tony has a shoulder injury and a fractured C2 disc, both of which are expected to recover fully with the help of a specialist back home.
The cause of the crash is yet to be determined, and the boat arrives at their shop today, so the team is going to be going over everything shortly in hopes of finding the reason for the crash.
Unfortunately Tony won’t be able to hit the water in the upcoming worlds in Key West but we’re looking forward to seeing him and the team race again at Cocoa Beach!
Everyone at Powerboat Nation is wishing the pair a full and fast recovery and we’ll see you on the water soon!