Race car driver injured at Delmar Speedway


DELMAR — A Pocomoke, Maryland, man was injured Saturday in an accident involving a drag racing car.

Delaware State Police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz said the incident happened at approximately 3 p.m. when troopers responded to 37735 Raceway Road Delmar.

The investigation revealed a 34-year-old driver was operating a 1995 Ford Mustang drag car. The driver was in the left lane and was making a timed pass by himself. The track was closed to the public and only open to the drivers. During the timed run he hit the eighth mile mark at a high rate of speed and suddenly lost control of his vehicle and struck a guard rail with his left driver’s side. The vehicle then struck the finish line post and went into a barrel role coming to rest on the vehicles roof. The driver was wearing a helmet and restrained with safety belts at the time of the accident, police said.

The driver sustained serious life threatening injuries and was flown by the Delaware State Aviation Unit to the Christiana Hospital. The Delaware State Police continues the investigation into this incident.

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