Speedway fatality a 'freak accident,' says track official

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By Abdon Sidibe

INVERNESS — Donnie Lewis, a racetrack official, said he has been around Figure 8 racing for at least 15 years and has seen a lot of crashes involving reconfigured buses, but what he saw Saturday night was a first for him and the Citrus County Speedway.

It was the first race-related fatality in the more than 50 years of the racetrack and, according to Lewis, the manner of the crash was different — the bus flipped and landed on its roof.

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