CTMP Medical Team Win Awards At NASCAR Summit
Above: CTMP Track Safety workers help a NASCAR driver into a Durham Region ambulance after a crash during qualifying for the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 250.
Last month Canadian Tire Motorsport Park was recognized for outstanding medical achievements at a NASCAR summit for track services personnel.
The NASCAR Medical Teamwork Award was accepted by Dr. Bill Liang, who has been working at CTMP since 1988 and has been the official medical director for the past five years.
The award recognizes the entire track medical team, which includes both the infield care centre workers and the trackside safety team. Dr. Liang says both these entities support each other and work together in "harmony."
“It was a very nice surprise,” Dr. Liang said. “But at the same time it really isn’t a surprise because we’ve been told by many race organizers that we have the best medical team in North America, probably one of the best in the world. So it’s nice that we’re being recognized for that.”
Dr. Liang also received a medical director award, recognizing his outstanding individual work. As well, nurse Kerry Lane received a nursing director award, for exceptional track-medical work in the 2017 season.
This was the 18th annual NASCAR Safety and Operations Summit presented by American Medical Response. The three-day conference, held at the Concord Convention Centre in Charlotte, North Carolina - featured presentations and seminars examining the best practices in safety, track services, medical and security functionality.
“The summit is a key part of our commitment to providing world-class support to our fans and competitors,” said Jim Cassidy, NASCAR Senior Vice-President of racing operations. “It also serves as an opportunity to recognize the dedicated professionals behind the scenes who contribute to the success of our sport.”
At the end of the three day summit the award ceremony was held to recognize individuals and tracks for outstanding performance during the 2017 season.
In 2018, Dr. Liang and the team are setting their sights on the coveted “Above & Beyond” award at next year’s NASCAR ceremony.
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