Driver In Lime Rock Crash Dies

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SALISBURY— A crash at Lime Rock Park has claimed the life of a 70-year-old New York man who was injured when his car went off the racetrack Friday afternoon, state police said.

Jeffrey Bower, 70, of Chester, N.Y., was fatally injured about 2:30 p.m. Friday.

There is a regional race for Sports Car Club of America at the track this weekend, said track spokesman Rick Roso. The track was being used for practice and qualifying rounds on Friday, he said.

Spectators and drivers said Bower was driving a Formula V car, described as an open-wheel car with a Volkswagen engine.

While driving down a straight portion of the track at a speed that exceeded 100 mph, Bower did not make a turn and crashed into a wall, spectators said.

 

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