(Photos by David Whealon) – The 2020 PDRA Drag Wars presented by Modern Racing at GALOT Motorsports Park represented the second to last event of the season for the organization and it drew a load of cars out. One of those cars is shown in the lead photo here. The Camaro of Charles Carpenter is not just clean, it is downright bad ass. Carpenter, one of the fathers of pro mod racing unfortunately suffered a stroke following the race and his son Mike published this, alerting everyone to his dad’s condition:
My dad suffered a severe stroke yesterday caused by blockages in his carotid artery. The doctors believe a dissection, or injury to the neck and the artery, was causing clotting over a period of time. The next few days will be critical in determining which direction this goes and his overall outcome. He has a long road ahead of him but he’s already exceeding the expectations of the doctors. They also can’t believe he was driving a Pro Mod last weekend, but everyone who knows my dad shouldn’t be surprised by that! He never gives up. This photo was taken Saturday at the PDRA race. He had a persistent headache throughout the weekend, but he drove the car very well and had no indication of anything this severe. Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers! We’ve suffered too much to be going through this again and we need this warrior back home soon! #CarpenterStrong
While you check out these photos please keep the Carpenter family in your thoughts and if you are a praying person, please pass along some good energy for them. Good people who are unfortunately suffering at the moment.
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