Memo Gidley is set to return to driving this week, in his Team RattleSnake Racing/Cameron/Aluminos 125cc shifter kart at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday.
The open-wheel and sports car veteran made his return to Daytona International Speedway a little more than a week ago, and announced he was cleared to return to driving. He’ll do so on Saturday at Sonoma’s Sim Raceway Kart track, in an event that is open to anyone interested to attend. There will also be a BBQ and refreshments served.
“I have been waiting for what seems like an eternity to get that OK from my doctors, and most recent back surgeon that I was healed and could go back to doing the things I want to do!” Gidley said in a release. “And one big inspiration in my recovery was the day that I could announce me being back driving to my family, friends, and supporters who have helped me heal and get to this point.”
“The path to where I am today was extreme but I was so determined to get better that I pushed hard. I honestly don’t know how a person would survive it without the kind of support from family, friends, and people trying to help like I was fortunate to have. I can’t measure how much I appreciate them or thank people enough.”