Larry “Drums” Brancaccio on the Mend

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 Larry “Drums” Brancaccio

Larry “Drums” Brancaccio on the Mend

The good news is in:  As of today, Friday June 5th, 2015, 57 year old Larry “Drums” Brancaccio, of Nutley, NJ is on the mend and is out of the Intensive Care Unit at University of Iowa Medical Center.  In fact on Thursday, June 04, 2015, Larry was wheeled outside briefly for some fresh air.  Larry is not ready to throw his leg back over a fuel bike again anytime soon, but he’s improving daily.

The veteran fuel bike pilot, who started competing on nitromethane burning drag bikes in the early 1990’s, has a host of accomplishments that color his near two decades of racing which include dozens of track records from across the USA, AHDRA and ECRA championship seasons and he’s recently been participating in the IHRA Nitro Jam tour.

Larry “Drums” Brancaccio

It was at an IHRA Nitro Jam race on Friday, May 29th, during Q-2 racing action that Larry suffered a mishap that caused him to run out of race track and go into the sand-trap at Cordova, International Raceway, in Cordova, IL.  Larry came off the bike and was badly injured in the crash.

Larry’s injuries were such that after assessment, he was sent as quickly as possible from Cordova, Illinois to the University of Iowa Medical Center, which has a Level 1 Trauma Center.  Larry has undergone several surgical procedures as he suffered multiple broken bones along with other complications.

Larry “Drums” Brancaccio

Being out of the ICU unit in less than a week speaks well for Larry’s recovery process – which still has a long way to go.  Larry has family members that have been in to see him and he’s responding well to treatments.

Recently Dan Driscoll of the IHRA magazine DRAG REVIEW was in to see Larry on behalf of the IHRA sanction which cares very much about their racers.  He joined in with the Top Fuel team of Alvin Kobernusz who also stopped in and as you can see by this photo, O’l Drums starting to look like his bad self once again!  The hope is he may go home as early as next week.

All of us at DRAGBIKE.COM wish Larry a speedy recovery!

Larry “Drums” Brancaccio

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  1. candy
    candy 6 June, 2015, 11:58

    Drums my friend please dont scar me like That what happened wow thank god call me tx 5744856770 im so glad your alive your part of family you know tears of joy now thank you

  2. norm
    norm 6 June, 2015, 21:33

    Drums I have been trying to get in touch glad to see you recovering nicely I knew you were a tough old F r Martha and Norm cox

  3. beckster
    beckster 7 June, 2015, 14:20

    Get well soon Drums

  4. Tii
    Tii 8 June, 2015, 11:38

    WooHoo!! I can’t wait to hear the stories. I’m so relieved Drums is doing well!!

  5. Dain
    Dain 15 June, 2015, 21:55

    Get well soon Drums,,,Evel Knievel aint got nuttin on you !!! love ya bro

  6. Donna
    Donna 24 July, 2015, 18:29

    Larry, Hi, I’m so glad you are ok. I just happened to see the article about you, as Greg Venturini posted it on facebook. When you are up to it and back home it would be great if you could contact me by email and I can give you my phone number. My email is I am praying for your speedy recovery.
    Donna Renke

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