CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – Due to safety concerns, Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing competition at Atomic Speedway on Friday was canceled with two heat races complete.
During the third Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 heat race, a crash in turns three and four saw the car driven by Brinton Marvel climb the wall, tear down part of the fencing and exit the track, striking a grandstand holding fans.
The incident caused a considerable amount of fence damage. The damage was perceived significant, thus creating an unsafe racing environment.
With driver, as well as fan safety the priority, All Star Circuit of Champions officials decided it was in everyone’s best interest to cancel the remaining portion of the All Star program.
The 37th edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing will come to a close Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. The Speedweek finale will award a $10,000 top prize.
An overall Ohio Sprint Speedweek champion will also be crowned at the conclusion of the Wayne County Speedway Speedweek finale. The champion will earn a $4,000 top prize, with an additional $7,000 being spread amongst the remaining top-ten finishers in the final Speedweek standings.
If weather becomes a factor, the Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale will be pushed to Sunday, June 23.