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Driver dies in racing crash at York Raceway

A driver has died in a high-speed crash at a drag race venue in East Yorkshire.

Steve Murty, organiser at York Raceway, near Pocklington, said the car was travelling at 130mph when the driver lost control at the finish line.

Mr Murty said a paramedic and fully trained fire staff unit were on the scene immediately but despite resuscitation attempts the man died.

Mr Murty said the driver was very experienced and his family were with him at the event.

Mr Murty said: "The fully trained motorsport rescue unit observed the car going out of control and followed it as it rolled.

"They were immediately on the scene when it came to rest. A paramedic and a fully trained fire staff unit were also on the scene immediately.

"Despite intensive and immediate attempts at resuscitation, the driver died at the scene.

"The driver was very experienced and a very well known racer. His whole family was with him at the event.

"This is the first tragedy of this nature at the venue in 34 years."

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