EAGLE- At least two people were hurt when a car crashed in the pit area at a race track over the weekend.
Cass County Sheriff William Brueggemann said the crash happened around 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Eagle Raceway. A hospital spokeswoman says 35 year old Justin Vanderharr of Lincoln remained in critical condition on Sunday. Vanderharr had internal injuries and needed surgery after being pinned underneath a car. Investigators determined that the throttle on 60-year-old John Austin’s Hobby Stock car got stuck open at the end of his race, and the car became airborne as it exited pit row. Austin’s car struck a parked race car, which was pushed into an all-terrain vehicle and a group of people.
35 year old Michael Ramsey of Bellevue was also injured, but he was released after being treated at a Lincoln hospital.