ANTIOCH -- Little information was available Saturday night regarding a rollover crash at the Antioch Speedway that required at least one person to be flown to a local hospital for treatment.

A Contra Costa Fire Protection District Dispatcher confirmed that around 9:15 p.m., fire crews arrived on scene at the Contra Costa County Fairgounds and reported there were major injuries.

It is unknown how severe injuries were, or what caused the rollover crash.

According to witness Andrew Redman, the crash involved one of the cars that was participating in the night's scheduled activities, which included a showcase of 410 sprint cars and dwarf cars.

Redman said the crash happened when the car in second place passed a lapped car into the first turn of roughly lap 15 in the main 410 Sprint event.

Though he did not see the impact, Redman said parts of the wing of the car that rolled "flew high into the air, and when everything stopped moving (the car) was upside down on the outside of the entry to the first corner."

"I assume he lost control on the front straight and contacted the wall," Redman added.

The race was immediately stopped, and several fire trucks and ambulances arrived, Redman recalled, and after several minutes firefighters finally had extricated the driver, who has not been identified, from the car after cutting off a large portion of the top of the roll cage.


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Redman added that officials did not restart the race, saying that due to "major injuries" the event was canceled, but they did not have anything to say about the condition of the driver.

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