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Racin News: Eight Fans Killed

| , RacinToday.com Sunday, August 15 2010


In Racin’ News today:

Eight spectators were killed after a truck competing in the California 200 off-road race rolled into the crowd.

Reports say that at least 12 other spectators were injured, some seriously.

The crash took place early Saturday evening in San Bernadino County northeast of Los Angeles.

According to reports, the truck took a jump, came down and rolled. It came to rest on its roof.

The driver had to flee the area because angry spectators began throwing rocks at him, it was reported.

The 200-mile race was part of a series held in Soggy Dry Lake Bed near the city of Lucerne Valley in the Mojave Desert, 100 miles from of Los Angeles.

Knoxville Nationals: Tim Shaffer won the main event in Saturday night’s Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa.

Shaffer blew past defending champion Donny Schatz, who drives for the team owned by Tony Stewart, late in the race to get the victory.

Shaffer collected $150,000 for his victory in the Nationals, which is the most prestigeous event in the world for sprint cars.

The A-Main at Knoxville is normally a 30-lap event but was extended to 50 laps this year to commemorate the event’s 50th anniversary.

(This story will be updated as news develops today)

| , RacinToday.com Sunday, August 15 2010
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