A man died after winning a race at the Devil's Bowl Speedway in Fair Haven Saturday night, Vermont State Police said.
According to witnesses, the 63-year-old man from New York appeared to have a medical event while conducting the ceremonial victory lap, causing his vehicle to accelerate and strike a wall.
The man was transported to Rutland Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 10:54 p.m. He had over 42 years of racing experience and was wearing a seatbelt and helmet at the time of the incident.
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The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call Detective Trooper Michael Notte at 802-773-9101.