Documentary searching for photos from Al Unser's crash at Texas World Speedway.
Los Angeles, CA—November 14, 2016
Los Angeles based production company Rapid Response Productions is seeking archival photos from Texas World Speedway for their upcoming documentary Rapid Response, based on Dr. Stephen Olvey’s book, Rapid Response: My inside story as a motor racing life-saver. It’s the true story of a team of doctors and track safety specialists who blazed a trail in racing safety that fundamentally altered the history of motorsports.
On April 14, 1978 driver Al Unser suffered a severe head injury during a practice session at Texas World Speedway in College Station, TX. Unser hit the wall of turn 3 of the speedway at nearly 200 mph. When the safety team arrived on the scene of the crash Unser wasn’t breathing, but fast action from Dr. Olvey stabilized the injured driver who was transported to a nearby hospital. Unser was diagnosed with a severe concussion, however he recovered quickly and a month later he returned to race in the Indianapolis 500 and won.
Rapid Response Productions is seeking photos from Al Unser’s crash at Texas World Speedway or from other USAC races at Texas World Speedway during the 1970s. If you have any information or photographs that could help, please contact them through their website at http://rapidresponseprod.com/footage-search/.