Reportedly, involving a power boat, reports of an incident at the 10 mile marker indicate possible injuries, and reports of officials on scene attempting to recover the persons involved.
Brown is the second head coach for the college since the reintroduction of athletics in 2011.
This Saturday pit gates open at 4:30 with admission gates opening at 5.
Mod Lites Join USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Pure Stocks the next two weekends at Central Missouri Speedway.
The Top 30 honorees will be celebrated and the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year will be named at the annual banquet Oct. 16 in Indianapolis.
Messer will join Alex McQuinn (Stanberry, Missouri/Stanberry), Tanner Zeil (Kansas City, Missouri/Park Hill), Mark Rogers (St. Louis, Missouri/Ladue Horton Watkins), and Turner Scott (Des Moines, Iowa/West Des Moines Valley) as newcomers this coming season.