ROSSBURG, Ohio – Dirt Late Model racer Shane Unger died Saturday night at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater, Ohio, where he was transported following a multi-car crash at Eldora Speedway.
Unger, of Rossburg, Ohio, was 35 years old.
During a late restart in the second heat race at the World 100, Unger was involved in a multi-car crash in Turn 3 of the half-mile oval. Emergency crews quickly attended to Unger and placed him in an ambulance to transport him to the hospital.
The Unger family has conveyed their appreciation of the prayers and support expressed by the racing community and requests their privacy be respected at this time.
Additional information will be made available when appropriate at www.EldoraSpeedway.com.
-Eldora Speedway Press Release. Photo credit: Moe Volckaert