Thursday night 9/22/22, Daren “DJ” VanderLey was doing what he loved racing in the non wing micro division at Lil’ Texas Motor Speedway when he was involved in a crash that resulted in a severe spinal cord injury and him being air lifted to the hospital. It’s time as a racing community we all come together and do what we do best - take care of each other. The next several days, weeks, and months will be tough and the VanderLey family will need help with food, hotels, and medical bills. And overall send all the prayers. All funds raised will go directly to DJ and Jordan.
First update from his wife Jordan:
This is one of the hardest post I’ve ever had to make, but I know people have been asking for an update. Daren VanderLey was involved in a terrible accident during a race at Texas Motor Speedway. He was flight lifted to a hospital in Fort Worth where he is currently still in surgery. He has several fractured vertebrae and has a spinal cord injury. We won’t know the extent of the damage until later. He has been in surgery the past seven hours, and pray the Lord is guiding the surgeons hands. We are asking that you lift our family in prayers for a miracle during this difficult time. We have been so blessed with our racing family who are moving mountains to support us.