Sportsman Modified driver Ron Casey passed away on Sunday night following a crash in turn two on the dirt track at Vermont’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Casey, who had an apparent medical event while competing in the race, was transported to the Rutland Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.
According to track spokesperson Justin St. Louis, Casey went through the track’s infield and hit the turn two wall head-on at almost a 90-degree angle.
When responders first got to Casey’s car he was found unconscious. Casey was extracted from the car through the roof once the roof was removed from the vehicle. The medical crew said Casey had vital signs at the time of transport, even though he was not responsive.
Casey, a native of Manchester Center, Vermont, was 61 years old. There is no official cause of death at this time.
According to a Vermont State Police press release, the cause and manner of death are under investigation and pending the results of an autopsy
Racing did resume at Devil’s Bowl on Sunday night after a two-hour delay to wait for the track’s rescue service, Fair Haven Rescue, to bring another ambulance to the race track.
-By Rob Blount, Speed51.com Southeast Editor – Twitter: @RobBlount
-Photo Credit: Justin St. Louis