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Drag crash raises questions


SAMPSON COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- We're learning more about the crash at Harrell's Raceway that killed a spectator Sunday night. Questions were raised about whether the track was required to have EMS on site.

According to the International Hot Rod Association, Harrell's Raceway is an unsanctioned track. That means it does not have to have an ambulance or first responders.

Sunday's crash killed a spectator when a race car crashed, and the engine went flying in to the crowd. According to published reports, the track's owner did have insurance, and according to our research, the track was operating legally.

The Sampson County Sheriff's Office is still investigating the incident.

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Crash at Harrell's Raceway

Meghan Torjussen did you check Harrell's Raceways record of the number crashes vs the number of race-cars that has made full runs there? Harrell's Raceway is my home track, and I have been to many drag strips and the local EMS are on site, but only as spectators on a volunteer basis. If you think that any one or thing can catch a flying motor or motor/car parts, invent it and call me so we can sell it.

Ive been there

This freakin news station is always trying to find fault on somebody. "According to our research..." Yes according to your research this track was completely legal you jacka**es. I feel really sorry for the families of the lost loved ones but how about this just being a freak accident? I'm not an expert, but I'm pretty sure that if I was hit with a da*n flying engine, I don't think an EMS Tech would be able to help or if it would matter.....

Well put

Could not have said it better my self.