Dirt Late Model Racer Dies at North Carolina Race Track

A Dirt Late Model racer from North Carolina racer passed away Friday night following an incident at 311 Motor Speedway (NC).  According to a track Facebook post, Keith Jacobs, a local favorite commonly referred to as the “Indian Outlaw,” lost his life while competing in a 604 Late Model event at the Pine Hall, North Carolina track.

 

“Everyone please keep the Jacobs family in your thoughts and prayers tonight as 311 Speedway has lost a legend Indian Outlaw Keith Jacobs,” reads the Facebook post.  “Godspeed my friend. 311 Speedway is going to dedicate Saturday night to the Indian Outlaw Keith Jacobs.”

 

According to a report by WFMY News 2, witnesses saw Jacobs slumped over behind the wheel of his car before the incident.  311 Motor Speedway owner Mike Fulp shared those accounts in the report.

 

“Jacobs’ car hit a wall straight on, went high up onto the wall, then crashed down, according to Fulp,” said the report.

 

“First responders were called to help with the emergency at the race track. People formed a prayer circle after the accident.”

 

Friday’s race was part of a two-day event at 311 Motor Speedway, headlined by the Schaeffer’s Fall Nationals $10,000-to-win season finale on Saturday night.  311 Motor Speedway has pledged to donate the proceeds from Saturday’s 50/50 raffle to the Jacobs family.

 

Speed51 offers its heartfelt thoughts, prayers and condolences to Keith Jacobs’ family.

 

-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51.com Southeast Editor – Twitter: @ztevans

-Photo credit: Speed51photos.com

Dirt Late Model Racer Dies at North Carolina Race Track