MECHANICSBURG, MA. (THECOUNT) — A serious crash has been reported Friday night at the William Grove Speedway “World of Outlaws” race, causing the event to abruptly be cancelled.
On Saturday, the Mechanicsburg coroner identified 67-year-old Richard E. Speck, as the spectator struck and killed as he sat in the back of his pick-up truck.
Witnesses tell us the crash happened around 9:30 pm, during the 410 feature. There were only a few laps remaining, reports LocalNews21.
According to a race Facebook post the event was dedicated to Billy Kimmel.
This Friday night (August 2) we will honor Billy Kimmel. This is always a great night of stories and friends. Come on out for the 358 Summer Series and 410s!
August 2 @ 8:00pm
Billy Kimmel Memorial 410 & 358 Sprints Summer Series
GA $16 Y $10
The track is located at, 1 Speedway Dr, in Mechanicsburg, PA.
Geo quick facts: Mechanicsburg is a borough in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States, 8 miles west of Harrisburg. It is part of the Harrisburg–Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 8,981 – Wikipedia.