Mass. driver killed in race car collision at Thompson Speedway
“He caught my (right rear) tire and when he started going up, I could still hear the motor screaming.”
A racer was killed Sunday when his car made contact with another, cleared a concrete wall and hit a billboard at the Thompson International Speedway.
Shane Hammond, 27, of Halifax, Mass., died at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam. His car collided with another and rolled over while racing in the 2008 Ice Breaker at about 1 p.m.
A call was placed with the speedway seeking comment.
Hammond was involved in the crash on the fourth of 25 laps in the Northeast Midget Association race. His car made contact with a car driven by Chris Leonard of Pelham, N.H., The Hartford Courant reported. Read more
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#1 Apr 8, 2008
Thompson is a great speedway but should have safer walls as to avoid this from happening again
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