January 27, 2013 05:00 PM by Donna W. Martin
Robert Herjavec is an entrepreneur who earned millions building and selling companies and his company; the Herjavec Group is the fastest growing technology company in Canada. But when Robert isn’t hard at work at the Herjavec Group or combing the waters looking for the next big thing to invest his millions in on Shark Tank, he enjoys spending time at the track racing Ferraris.
According to ABC, on Friday, Herjavec was racing in the inaugural Ferrari Challenge, a course that runs 3.56 miles and wrecked when he was hit from behind on the seventh lap. He was taken to the infield care center where he was treated and later released. Luckily, he was fine.
Herjavec later tweeted, “thx everyone 4 your concern-medical released me-rammed from behind- frustrated but OK-car should be OK for race (hash) 2 tmrow.”
The Ferrari, adorned with shark teeth was towed to the garage for repairs and was expected to be ready for the second of two 15-lap races on Saturday.
Prior to the race, Herjavec told Nascar News Journal referring to the Daytona track, “It’s physically impossible to race sideways like that. But it was great. Halfway through, you get over the fear.”
Friday’s wreck was not the first for Herjavec. “I own a Ferrari race team, and we race all over North America. It’s kind of like business; if you move fast, sometimes poo-poo happens,” he said last year referring to a crash. “I had gone around a corner, and just done a fast lap, and I should have lifted the throttle. So I crashed. Just like in business, you have to know when to lift off.”
Herjavec won Rookie of the Year in the 2012 Ferrari Challenge series.
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