MIRACLE MINGAY BACK ON TRACK
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THIS time last year Matt Mingay was lying on a hospital bed in Detroit, recovering from a horrific crash that briefly stopped his heart before he was revived on the track. Dying on that racetrack in Detroit hasn’t dimmed the Townsville- born stunt driver’s love of motorsport or his will to compete again. He spent three days in a coma and was in hospital for 13 weeks. A year on, Mingay is back in Townsville with his beloved Hot Wheels team and his recovery is coming along well. “I’m feeling great ... I’ve got no bottom teeth at the moment – that’s why I talk weird – but I’m great,” Mingay said. “I get those bottom teeth in four weeks, which means I can eat a steak, which is brilliant. It’s so good to be back and on my feet. It is so good to have all the locals, fans and friends come and say hello.
“This will be my third or fourth event. I was very disappointed to miss out on Townsville last year.
“The team is looking awesome and we’ve got the best entertainment team in Australia, bar none.”
BIG THUMBS UP: Kirwan’s Juan Palacios and 5- year- old daughter Bianca at the track for the practice session yesterday.