WOODHULL, NY. (WETM) — The racing community is mourning the sudden death of a Woodhull Raceway veteran, Art Goodier, who crashed and died after suffering a medical event during a race Saturday night in Steuben County. Corner flagger, Neil Stoddard, was critically injured after being struck by Goodier’s car.
Goodier, 50, of Osceola, Pennsylvania, died after suffering an apparent heart attack during the NAPA 602 Crate Sportsman qualifying heat event in Steuben County, according to the Woodhull Raceway on Facebook.
Goodier’s vehicle had sped out of control and gone into the infield area of turns three and four of the track. During that time, Goodier’s vehicle had struck Stoddard, before going back across the straightaway and stopping outside of the track, reports mytwintiers.
Rescue and EMS crews quickly assessed both individuals while ambulances and helicopters were called.
Both individuals were taken to area hospitals, with
Goodier being pronounced dead at an area hospital.
Stoddard in critical, but stable, condition after being airlifted to an area hospital.
According to the raceway, Goodier spent decades competing at Woodhull and was a veteran driver at the track, and even won two times this year, May 14, and June 18.
New York State Police are investigating the incident.
In 2020, Goodier cruised to his first NAPA 602 Crate Sportsman win.
Geo quick facts: Steuben County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2020 census, the population was 93,584. Its county seat is Bath. Its name is in honor of Baron von Steuben, a Prussian general who fought on the American side in the American Revolutionary War, though it is not pronounced the same – Wikipedia.