AMA road racer Travis Ohge has been upgraded from critical to serious condition as a result of his crash during the Supersport race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Saturday. The 19-year-old was attended to at trackside by medical staff before being transferred via helicopter to the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose where he remained unconscious and in critical condition.
Ohge regained consciousness today and was breathing comfortably on his own, according to his family. Doctors continue monitor his vital signs and administer tests to evaluate the extent of his head injury, but he’s been relocated out of the head trauma center at SCVMC where his outlook remains positive.
“We are overwhelmed at the support and follow up that everyone has given us and Travis through this unfortunate event,” said Travis’ father Rob Ohge in a release. “All the medical staff from the track, AMA officials and friends continue to check on us and make sure that everything that can be done is being done. We read every message that has been sent and are sincerely grateful and humbled by the support.
“We would like to give a very special thanks to HBSK team owner Bobby Shek for the tremendous support, Dr. Rossi and medical staff Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Al Ludington, David McGrath, the AMA staff, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, the medical helicopter transport team and all the dear friends that have reached out to help during this difficult time.”
Those wishing to help offset the substantial medical costs and expenses can do so via PayPal to Rob.Ohge@gmail.com.
The family will continue to provide updates on Travis’ condition as they become available in the coming days on Travis Ohge’s Facebook page.