Blaney's car catapults into pit area, injures 3 in Fla.
BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Three people in a pit area were injured when they were struck by a race car that hit a barrier and catapulted over a 10-foot fence at a dirt speedway near Daytona Beach, Florida.
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday’s crash at Volusia Speedway Park left one victim in extremely critical condition. The other two were taken to a hospital in stable condition. One was released Sunday night.
Driver Dale Blaney of the Pennsylvania-based Zemco race team wasn’t injured in the crash, though the sheriff’s office said his car was significantly damaged.
The area where the car landed was restricted to race participants and pit crews and not accessible to the general public.
Race results: After raining out on Saturday, Volusia actually raced twice on Sunday.
World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz won both events to help start the defense of his title.
In the afternoon show, Schatz won over Jason Johnson, with Chad Kemenah, Joey Saldana and David Gravel in the top five. Brent Marks finished eighth, Danny Dietrich was 10th, Logan Schuchart was 12th, Lucas Wolfe was 15th, Greg Hodnett was 18th and Jacob Allen was 24th.
In the evening show, Schatz was the winner over Gravel, with Daryn Pittman, Wolfe and Brian Brown in the top five. Schuchart was seventh, with Dietrich in 14th, and Allen in 24th.