Nine-time GNCC champion has wrist surgery
On Monday, April 5, Yamaha sponsored ATV racer Bill Ballance had an ATV crash while practicing near his home in Kentucky. Ballance suffered multiple injuries and since has received treatment including surgery on one wrist at the Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky., to assist with his recovery. Following his surgery, Bill was released from the hospital and is now recovering at home. No additional surgeries are known to be scheduled at this time.
“Bill and his family appreciate all of the well wishes, thoughts and prayers from their many friends and fans,” says Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV Group marketing manager. “Many details are still outstanding, but we remain hopeful that Bill will have a quick and full recovery. So far, the news we’ve received from Bill’s family has been positive. At this time, we hope everyone will continue to respect the family’s privacy and need for some quiet time at home.”
Ballance is a nine-time pro champion of the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) ATV racing series and a veteran of the Yamaha ATV race team, as well as owner and manager of Ballance Racing.