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Drag racer injured in crash at Palm Beach International Speedway

Posted at 8:46 PM, Nov 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-30 00:43:44-05

JUPITER -- One driver was injured in a crash on the drag strip at Palm Beach International Raceway on Friday night.

The unidentified male was involved in a single-vehicle crash, which caused extensive damage to the vehicle, according to Palm Beach Fire Rescue. The patient was transported to a local area trauma hospital for treatment of injuries.

Information on the crash was not available from a track official.

The 38th Annual Citrus Nationals is taking place from Friday through Sunday where vehicles top 200 mph on the quarter-mile drag strip.

Competing drag racing classes include Top Eliminator, Super Eliminator, Junior Dragsters, Quick 16 Door Cars and Quick 16 Dragsters.

On June 2, a motorcyclist was injured in a crash at the speedway.

On April 16, Nicolás Peralta Tort, the 18-year-old son of a Mexican billionaire, was the driver in a crash at the raceway in which his instructor, Peter London of Fort Lauderdale, was killed.