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Drivers injured at Jamwest racing event

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry
Medics rushing to help one of the race officials who were injured in the accident.
Doug ‘Hollywood’ Gore's mangled Audi TT RS.

Race day at Jamwest Motorsports and Adventure Park in Westmoreland came to an abrupt end today after veteran race car drivers Doug ‘Hollywood’ Gore and David ‘The King’ Summerbell collided and had to be rushed to the hospital.

Two race officials who were on the side of the track also sustained injuries and had to be taken to the hospital following the crash that happened in the last race of the day, the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) Group 4, which also doubled as the main event.

Gore, who drives an Audi TT RS, is the defending individual champion and was raring to retain the title as well as dethrone Guyana as the defending country champion.

Spectators captured the shocking scene on camera as Summerbell, who drives a Mitsubishi Evo 8,  tried to middle Gore and Kyle Gregg in his Radical RXC only to collide and send himself and Gore into the barrier wall before their vehicles came to a rest.

The men’s teams and race organisers were unable to give a comment but it was reported that all four persons are in stable condition at hospital.