An event has been organised on the Gold Coast this coming weekend to raise funds for injured motorcycle stunt rider Matt Mingay.
Matt received horrific facial injuries when the Stadium Super Truck he was racing rolled and struck a barrier, ripping the roof off the truck.
The crash happened in Detroit on June 4.
Matt went through five hours of surgery to rebuild the lower half of his face, including inserting a prosthetic jaw and chin, and also suffered some bleeding and bruising of the brain and fractured his T1 vertebra.
Matt is now recovering on the Gold Coast, and Slideways Go Karting World on the Gold Coast is running a fund raiser for Matt this Sunday, July 17.
Slideways are donating all funds raised from go-kart sessions between 9:00am and 1:00pm to the Go Fund Me campaign set up to help cover some of Matt’s medical bills.
Special guests will include V8 Supercar driver Tim Slade, V8 Utes stars Ryal Harris and Ryan Hansford, and Sea FM breakfast announcer Charli Robinson.
A silent auction will be held for the chance to drive alongside a star of their choice in a feature relay kart race, V8 Supercar and drift car rides will also be auctioned off and there will be displays and demonstrations of various race cars, karts and motorcycles.
Matt has a reputation as Australia’s No. 1 stunt rider and drifter, and has represented Hot Wheels, GoPro and Harley-Davidson at events around the world, and says he’s overwhelmed by the support he’s received from the community and his fans.
The event will be held at Slideways Go Karting World at 232 Old Pacific Highway in Pimpama, and more information can be found at the Slideways Go Karting World website.