Braden Chiaramonte Plans to Return to Action March 30th at Placerville

After escaping serious injury in a nasty crash during last Saturday’s Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series race at Perris Auto Speedway, Braden Chiaramonte hopes to be back in action when the Sprint Car Challenge Tour kicks off its 2024 season in the 8th Annual Sprint Frenzy at the Placerville Speedway on March 30th.

Coming off an impressive win during the California Mid-Winter Fair at the Imperial Valley Raceway the previous week, the 17-year-old racer was hoping for another good run at Perris on Saturday night. Three weeks earlier he started 16th in the USAC/CRA main event at Perris and finished eighth. That had him eighth in points and second in the Rookie of the Year chase going into last Saturday’s race.

Chiaramonte qualified at 16.995 on the lightning-quick surface. That sent him to the second 10-lap heat race. The El Cajon, California driver turned his fastest lap of the heat on lap six. A lap and a half later, disaster struck. Contact with another car on the backstretch sent him into a long series of frightening flips. The young driver climbed out of the car and the track safety crew placed him in the ambulance for observation. A few minutes later they determined that he should take a ride to the hospital.

After a short visit to the hospital, Chiaramonte was on the way back home. He was “pretty sore and swollen” according to his father Daniel but was already itching to get back into a race car. One he would not be getting back into is the one from Perris. That car was destroyed in the terrifying crash. Unfortunately, that included the engine. Daniel tried to find a 410 to get him on the track for Saturday’s USAC/CRA race at Cocopah, but the search proved to be fruitless and he is sitting out this weekend.

“Well, got my first big one out of the way,” Chiaramonte posted to all of his Facebook followers. “Didn’t have the night we wanted but that’s part of racing. Big thanks to all the officials for the help getting me out of the car and everyone else that helped out. And big thanks to everyone for checking in on me and making sure I was all good. I’m ready to get back in the car and wishing we had a motor for this weekend.”

Look for Chiaramonte to return to action next Saturday, March 30th, at Placerville. It will be his first full-size winged sprint car start since last August at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico.

Chiaramonte would like to thank all his sponsors who have made his racing efforts possible. RTL Traffic Control, AM Ortega, Hyper Racing, Chop Design, Adams Motors, Hacienda Casa Blanca Fine Mexican Dining, Evil Plus Injection, King Racing Products, Tyner, and Keizer Wheels. If you would like to be a partner with one of America’s fastest rising racing stars, please contact Daniel Chiaramonte via email at mailto:[email protected] or by calling (619) 988-7563.

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