By Anthony Caruso III | Editor

Sprint Car driver Daison Pursley has had a long recovery. But Sunday was worth it.

Pursley won the long distance race at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Missouri. He won the POWRi Lucas Oil National/West Midget race.

Daison Pursley holds the wheel after winning (Photo by POWRi/Facebook)

He was seriously injured on November 13, 2021. He broke his neck. Pursley had a nine-month recovery before being cleared to race again.

Pursley began training on a track at the end of July. He resumed racing in August.

“Nine months ago I never thought I would race again, to make it possible I can’t thank this team enough,” Pursley said after claiming the win. “Not just for keeping a ride open for me, but for all of their help and support. It really felt like a throwback life, but it means so much to me.

He managed to fend off the other riders to secure victory after the 25 laps.

Taylor Reimer finished second. Brenham Crouch finished third.

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