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Tony Stewart Racing MX And Hoosier Tires Support Medical Program For Rider Eric Saunders

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Lakeville, Sept. 16, 2010: Eric Saunders, motocross rider for Tony Stewart Racing MX, suffers a broken back and other injuries following a crash while practicing on Saturday, August 28, 2010. Eric was initially taken to Memorial Hospital in South Bend and was airlifted shortly after to Indianapolis so he could receive the best possible care.

Since the initial accident, Eric has undergone several surgeries to repair a collapse right lung, bleeding spleen and has had steel rods placed along his spine. His spinal cord was stretched in the crash and he still has no feeling below his chest.

Eric is in good spirits and although he is still in ICU, the family is hopeful he will be moved to the rehab hospital soon.

"The motorsports industry is huge, but when something like this happens, we find out just how small and tight the motorsports family is," said Irish Saunders. "I would like to thank everyone for all the support they have shown us over the past few weeks. Keep us in your prayers."

To keep up to date on Eric's condition, please visit his official website at You can also follow Eric’s blog to keep up to date. Eric’s Blog:

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart, Hoosier Tires, Newton Park, Attitude Motorsports Marketing, Prodigy Marketing and others are working with the family to help raise money through the sale of "I Can I Will" T-Shirts. All proceeds from the sale of the T-Shirt will go directly to Eric and his family to help with medical and other expenses. You can order your T-Shirt on the Eric Saunders website at

Autographed Tony Stewart T-Shirt

Hoosier Racing Tire is selling an "I Can I Will" t shirt that has been signed by Tony Stewart. All proceeds will be going to Eric and his family. The t shirt will be on display at Hoosier Racing Tire in Lakeville, IN. You can purchase your tickets through Hoosier Racing Tire as well. The tickets will be $1 a piece or you can purchase 6 tickets for $5. The drawing for the shirt will take place at Red Bud on September 19th. Winner does not have to be present.

Eric Saunders and the Saunders Family would like thank everyone for their help and support!

Anyone interested in donating money please make checks payable to:

Newton Park 65465 U.S. 31 Lakeville, IN 46536

For purchasing t-shirts please use our online order form.

Hoosier Racing Tire (574)784-3152

Newton Park (574)784-5644

Prodigy Marketing (574)274-4333