ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — A family is hoping for the best after a crash at the All-American Speedway sent their daughter to the hospital.
Lisa Young was upgraded from critical to serious condition on Monday after the Saturday crash at a track that’s been part of her life for years.
“I appreciate everything they’ve done for us. And it was just something that happened and Lisa’s here and I still say the track is a great place to be,” said her mom Kim Young. “She has a passion for racing.”
Lisa Young is known for driving her hot pink race car in the local racing community. The same hot pink race car that smashed head-on into the wall on Saturday.
Her father, Dain Lyon, had just finished his own race. The two have raced together for years.
“It gives us a sense of being away, to escape,” he said. “It’s kind of a vacation when you go out there.”
Lisa was the only woman on the track Saturday night during the F-4 division race at the Matt Camp Memorial Race.
Investigators say Young was driving about 50 mph when she crashed. Rescue crews had to rip off the roof of her car to save her life. She was unconscious.
“Somebody caught the trail end of Lisa’s car and turned the car sideways,” said speedway manager Rick Poppert.
The family says they will continue to support All American Speedway and stand by the way everything was handled.
“We are a racing family,” Dain Lyon said. “We are a tight knit family. We do not go out there—nobody intentionally hurts anyone out on our track.”