By Mark Zalewski, North American Editor in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Toyota-United's Ivan Stevic abandoned Sunday's Lancaster Classic with what was described as chest pains and was taken to hospital after medical crews came upon him sitting down on the side of the course with breathing troubles. Stevic, who finished a strong second at the CSC Invitational the day before, was transported to an area hospital where it was determined that he suffered from cramping in his oesophagus, arising immediately after he took a drink of water.
"He might have had a bit of panic when it happened because it obviously disrupted his breathing," said Toyota-United directeur sportif Harm Jansen. "But the good news is that he will be okay and that it was nothing serious."
As a precaution, Stevic was kept for observation at the hospital overnight. He was scheduled to be released late Monday and is expected to start the remaining two races of the Commerce Bank Triple Crown series, Jansen said.