EAGLE, Neb. – A pit crew member was seriously injured and is in critical condition at a local hospital following a crash over the weekend at Eagle Raceway.
According to Omaha.com, 35-year-old Justin Vanderharr was transported to Bryan Medical Center’s west campus in Lincoln, Neb., following an incident Saturday at Eagle Raceway. Cass County Sheriff William Brueggemann told Omaha.com that he suffered head and internal injuries.
Another pit crew member, 35-year-old Michael Ramsey, also suffered a leg injury and was transported to the hospital but has since been released. Both men were working as pit crew members for Adam Gullion Racing.
The incident took place when the throttle stuck on a hobby stock car driven by 60-year-old John Austin. His car left the track through the pit exit, went airborne and struck a parked race car, which in turn hit an all-terrain vehicle. Those vehicles then were pushed into a group of people that included both injured men.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Team Gullion, Team Hiatt and crew members,” said a message on the Eagle Raceway Facebook page. “Please keep them in your prayers. Special thanks to the 4 corners fire & safety crew for your quick response and all you do.”