Salinas Speedway was the host of the final round of the 2013 Modified Championship held on Wednesday, November 27th.
There, Juan Illanas was the pilot of the New Generation Racing “El Papa” RX-8 versus Jose Capestany and Sonic Racing’s Mazda RX-7 in the final round of the event.
El Papa car crossed the centerline around the 1/4 mile mark and clipped the Sonic Racing machine, sending both cars into the wall with tragic consequences.
Capestany smashed into and flew over the guardrail, striking spectator Ricky Colon and creating a debris field from which cameraman Edrick Rodriguez could not escape. In the other lane, the RX-8 flew into a series of barrel rolls before finally coming to a stop.
Sadly, spectator Colon succumbed to his injuries, while Rodriquez remained in a hospital with a number of serious injuries.
As you watch the video, you’ll see that the outcome could have been prevented, as the RX-8 was out of shape almost immediately upon launch, and the consequences were unimaginable.
Video credit: TRS-PR.com
In: Other News, Other Entertainment, Vehicles
Tags: Salinas, Mazda, RX-7, Rx7, Rx8, speedway, crash, fatal, drag, race, accident, death,
Location: Salinas, San Juan, Puerto Rico (load item map)
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